Dogs in Blankets

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless hot dogs
  • Flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Fat for frying (part bacon, part lard)

Instructions

  1. Put wooden skewer in each hot dog.
  2. Roll in flour and shake off excess.
  3. Sift 1/2 cup flour and next 3 ingredients into bowl.
  4. Add egg and buttermilk and beat with whisk to form a smooth thick batter.
  5. Holding skewer, dip hot dog in batter, coating well.
  6. Drop into hot deep fat (375 degrees F to 400 degrees F) and fry until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels and serve at once with mustard.