Korean corn dog

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Korean Corn Dog is gaining popularity around the world. But more than a street food, it is also a great và fun snack to lớn make for your next movie night, game day, or K-drama binge session!

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Classic corn dogs that originated from the US are simply sausages on a stick coated thickly with cornmeal batter then deep-fried, thus the name. With its popularity in the West, several countries have adopted it as part of their food culture too. And of course, South Korea being a diverse & flamboyant country, also made their version- with a flair!

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What is a Korean Corn dog?

Korean corn dogs or Korean hot dogs are popular local street food, typically made of sausages or mozzarella cheese (or both together) on sticks wrapped with yeasted batter và coated with Panko breadcrumbs then deep-fried lớn golden. They are then dusted with sugar và drizzled with ketchup & yellow mustard.

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Variations

The most well-known variation is the "gamja-hotdog" (gamja=potato or french fries) wherein, aside from the usual coating, the corn dog is also covered with french fries bits.

There is also the mozzarella cheese corn dog, where a thick mozzarella stick is used, instead of a sausage. If you can"t decide between the two, you can have them both in one. Cut the hotdog in half và place on a skewer, then place mozzarella stick next.

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It is not limited to lớn sausages và mozzarella, other variations use spam, (injneolmi) rice cake, fish cakes, squid, and cheddar cheese

The same goes with the coating, aside from panko and french fries, other options can be crispy rice và ramen noodles.


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How khổng lồ make Korean Corn Dog

The first step is to skewer the sausages or mozzarella sticks. I used disposable wooden chopsticks for this which is a better option than metal because you will fry them in.Nest is to lớn prepare the yeasted batter. After letting the batter rise, it should have a thick, sticky, and elastic consistency. This is important because it needs lớn cling lớn the hotdog as you roll it. This won"t happen if the dough is too watery or too dry.Coating the sausage or cheese with the batter. I find that rolling instead of dipping the sausage on a stick in the batter is easier to lớn do và you have more control over the thickness of the coating. Roll the coated sausage or cheese in Panko breadcrumbs and then with the french fries bits, if using.Fry in enough hot oil lớn reach halfway up the coated and breaded sausage or cheese. Turn and fry the other side once the bottom turns golden brown. Roll or sprinkle with granulated sugar & drizzle with ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise

Storing

These are best enjoyed freshly fried và still warm! However, if you bởi have some left, place them in air-tight containers or in individual sealed plastic bags. You can keep them in the fridge for at least 3 days. Reheat them using the microwave. It won"t have the same crunchiness, of course.

You can also freeze them up khổng lồ a month. When ready to lớn eat, just put them in the oven from the freezer at 180°C / 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

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What type of sausage to use?

You can use any type of hotdog or sausage you like. Beef, pork, chicken, combination, spicy, cheesy, or even veggie if you are on a vegan diet.


Can I use dry active yeast?

Yes, make sure to lớn hydrate it first in warm water for a few minutes or until foamy before using it.


What can I use instead of yeast?

You can still make Korean corn dogs without yeast. Just add 3 teaspoons baking powder. Skip the resting period for the batter.


I vì not have Panko, what else can I use?

Although it will not have the same texture, regular breadcrumbs will also work. You can also try crushing crakers, toasted bread, or tortilla or other chips,