It is a little scary that the lot of you see a lumpy, burned thing with a skewer in it and think “penis”. This is making me waaaay homesick! A sweet creme filled chocolate cookie battered and deep fried. Our NEW mobile trailers allow us to provide full-service catering for events in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and surrounding areas. Okay, I feel better now. It ended up being a huge pile of despair. It's good to use a thermometer when frying foods to make sure the oil is the right temperature. Mark–Awesome! ~JenniferDallas, TX (at Skillman and Lovers). Gorgeous photos as usual… and it seems nearly every time I’m here, I tell you “You know, I’ve never eaten that before,” so odd/funny seeing as we didn’t grow up on different planets, but we might as well have… haha. search. On behalf of all the reader’s, I am going to defy Nance. Mike–Shame, shame! Required fields are marked *. If you have ever been to the State Fair of Texas, you've probably experienced the legendary Fletcher's Corny Dog. The quality of the fair corny dogs has actually gone down drastically over the past several years. Hi Jazmin–I'm sorry you weren't happy with your corn dogs, though I'm not sure what happened. I just stuck some hot dogs on sticks, dipped them into my favorite cornbread batter and fried them in peanut oil for a few minutes until they were crisp and brown. I decided it couldn’t be that difficult to make corny dogs at home and I was correct. I’m going to make an admission that immediately identifies me as a Texas transplant. Before October 2017, I thought all corn dogs were created equal and I had never heard of Fletcher’s corny dogs. Yes, it is Corny Dog and it is the original one. I can see the ferris wheel and the Cotton Bowl from here…..why can’t I make it over there this year ?? New Yorkers are often eating on the move, and corny dogs are the ultimate in portability. And by perfect, I mean easy or else I’ll continue to grab them from Sonic for a dollar:), Ahh, but they’re not the same as a fresh-dipped one from a fair. Visit Fletcher’s website for a full event schedule or to purchase merchandise. I made these the other day, maybe my oil wasn't hot enough? It has not been proven if they are the inventor of this treat, but I do believe they were the first to call it a corny dog as opposed to a corn dog, as it’s more commonly known. Papa Neil invented the Corny Dog in 1942 and introduced it at the State Fair of Texas that year and we've been there ever since. Every year around fair time, my husband, who spent his formative years in Big D, and I argue fiercely about who has the biggest and best State Fair. And thanks for the tip! Their creation took about 60 tries to get it "right," and they made many improvements over the course of 12 years. I came to corn dogs late in life (not a big hot dog eater), but I am definitely trying this recipe… maybe for Halloween! Thanks for the reciepe yum. But it would be a lot of fun to try making them at home sometime. Loved them ever since. If she can ever get her ass in gear, that is. If it bubbles around the spoon, it should be ready for frying. For a regular dog, I would want Nathan’s, but they’re probably too rich for a corny dog. I loved watching Alex’s face when this thing started rocking back and forth because the oil was getting hot. If the oil rises above 375°F, the batter will cook to fast and may burn on the outside while remaining raw on the inside. Dawn–That was always the first thing I would do, too! So, as we found ourselves standing in a long line at our first State Fair of Texas with the brutal Texas sun beating down us, I wondered what’s so special about these corny dogs? I must go to this magical fair. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl deep enough to fit the skewered hot dogs. Slathered with catsup and neon-yellow ballpark-style mustard, Pronto Pups are capital-h heaven. Fletcher's corny dogs…and Jack's French Fries… just didn't get any better….Kinda difficult to eat both….because Jacks was served in a cone shaped cup and couldn't sit either down….way back when..sighsss. I was at the fair the day you posted this! Tuesday September 22 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm Oak Highlands Brewery, a brewery and taproom in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. My son loves corn dogs, and I just know he’d love a Fletcher’s corny dog! yum! I had a little batter leftover which made great little hush puppies!! That said, homemade corn dogs can sometimes not be perfect looking. My wife came in and she started laughing out loud. You can have it all with our “Bird Dog”. How ironic. No trip to the fair is complete without a stop (or two, or three) to the Fletcher's stand located by the boots of Big Tex. And what a line-up of fried-food eating–I’m impressed! Olivia–These are much better than frozen! This is one of the inserts for a commercial food warmer. I laughed so hard I was tearing up. She now handles all digital media aspects at Focus Daily News. He eats his plain and usually in seconds flat. Yummy! Heat them up in your oven or those little ovens that sit on your counter (WHY CAN’T I THINK IF THEIR NAME????). Self contained and resting on a stick, it’s easy to eat one either standing or walking. I’m glad you found us again. Serve hot with yellow American mustard. Please practice safe social distancing & leave at least 6′ between you & other guests, Try to just have one person in line per household, Your community would appreciate if you’d wear a mask, for workers & others’ safety. My grandaughter (14) is coming to stay with us for a couple weeks soon & I can't wait to make a batch with her..we are taking her to her first time to the glorious Texas State Fair also! Dip the hot dog into the batter and then add to the oil. Anyway, you have given me much thought and consideration that maybe, just maybe I should stick to nachos and cheezits……save the corny dogs for the State Fair. tasty ^_^. – from a fellow “Tejana”, I don’t know if they were Fletchers, but the ultimate fair treat from my small town fair was a big crispy corny dog and these delicious shaved-thin fresh-made potato chips . If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the temperature by sticking a wooden spoon into the oil. I have, however, had batter-fried shrimp on a stick at the Illinois State Fair. I SWEAR!!! Join Free! I feel the need to poast an addendum to my previous commentregarding the fried food tasting from last weekend (the weather was PERFECT, btw!). Corny dogs in hand, we slathered ours with mustard and retreated from the crowd. I think Soeren is going to love you for this one Lisa!! According to a 1983 New York Times article, the brothers had heard of a someone using a mold to put actual cornbread around a wiener, but it was a slow process, taking 20 minutes to cook.That's when they worked on and perfected a cornmeal batter. Mix with a whisk until just combined, but do not over beat or your corny dog will be chewy and gummy. Obviously I had high hopes for this corn-dog recipe, but I have no idea what possessed me to have four motherfucking packages of hot-dogs ready. In 1938, the brothers invented a brand new food category and perfected what we know today as a “Corny Dog.” In addition to the Original Corny Dog, Fletcher’s also serves a Jalapeño and Cheese Dog, a Bird Dog (Turkey), a Veggie Dog and a Cheezy Pup; Over 500,000 corny dogs are sold annually throughout the 24 days of the State Fair of Texas. A seventh-generation Texan, she was indeed homesick during the two decades she lived in New York City, but the call of home recently brought her back to the Lone Star State.