Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore
Corn dogs are hot dogs dipped in a corn bread batter and fried. The sandwich part is the batter it is fried in. You can either eat them that way on a plate, or in a paper wrap; or on a stick as they do in many places, including your local fair. In fact, veggie dogs can also come in corn dog wrapping, and in my opinion, are delicious. You might not even realize that you are not eating meat.
Shopping malls usually have hot dogs wrapped in pretzels. You can definitely get mustard sauce for them in those venues. Many other sauces in addition to the standard mustard are now available at different outlets. Cinnamon sugar sprinkled lightly on those pretzel dogs tastes alright as well. Try one sometime; you may just be surprised at the fact that the taste is not bad at all.
If you get refrigerated crescent rolls, open the can and straighten out all of the crescent triangles. Wrap them diagonally around the hot dog and place them in the oven for their allotted cooking time; and you have a homemade wrapped hot dog.
It may be tempting to put ketchup, mustard or other sauce in with the crescent roll wrapped hot dog; but don’t. The sauce usually makes the crescent roll very soggy and not at all appetizing. If you are going to use a tasty sauce, place on the already cooked hot dog.
As a Halloween treat, you can make little eyes for the hot dog parts that stick out of the crescent rolls by dotting two specks of mustard on top of the cooked hot dog. Place a little piece of red pimento on each mustard dot for the finishing touch on the eyes. You now have “mummy” hot dogs for a fast and easy treat for any young person's party.
One mustard sauce you might want to try with any of your wrapped hot dogs is a recipe that I use with pork at times.
No-Cook Honey Mustard Sauce
1/4 cup honey (your choice)
1/4 cup plain yellow mustard
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
Mix ingredients until well blended.
Baste it cold on the hot dogs, or use as a dipping sauce. You could also baste it on the hot dogs and then put them back in the oven for one minute. You will have to eat the hot dogs on a plate if you try them this way.
For use with hot dogs, you may not want to use the brown sugar, but I do encourage you to try it at some point. You may find that you like it.