Oven Baked Corn Dogs

Try your hand at an American classic, brought to you by Rachael Ray.
  • 2 boxes corn muffin mix, 240g each (recommended: Jiffy brand)
  • For Sweet Relish Slaw Salad:
  • 225g sweet pickle relish
  • 60ml cider vinegar, eyeball it
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, eyeball it
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves, dried
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 450g shredded cabbage medley (slaw salad mix with carrots and red cabbage, available in produce department)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bag reduced fat crisps
  • Sweet Relish Slaw Salad, recipe follows
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 175ml milk
  • 65g butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder, eyeball it in your palm
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, eyeball it
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper sauce (recommended: Tabasco or Frank's Red Hot
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 8 jumbo pork or beef frankfurters
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
Preheat oven to 220C/Gas Mark 7.

In a shallow dish, combine muffin mix with flour, then stir in eggs, milk and melted butter. Season the mix with chili powder, cumin, cayenne and spring onions. The batter will be a thick, sticky biscuit dough. Place a hot dog in the bowl of batter and swoosh it around to coat it. Remove coated dog to a nonstick baking sheet and use your fingers to spread batter on any exposed dog spots. Don't coat it too thick, just shy of 3/4-cm should do the trick. If it's too thick it will just slide off the dog while it's baking, leaving the dog exposed. If that happens don't sweat it, they will still taste great. Repeat until all 8 are coated. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until evenly deep brown all over.

Serve the oven baked corn dogs with your favorite hot dog condiments. Serve with Sweet Relish Slaw Salad and with some baked or reduced-fat crisps alongside the dogs.

Sweet Relish Slaw Salad:

225g sweet pickle relish

60ml cider vinegar, eyeball it

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, eyeball it

2 large cloves garlic, crushed

2 bay leaves, dried

3 whole cloves

450g shredded cabbage medley (slaw salad mix with carrots and red cabbage, available in produce department)

Salt and pepper

4 spring onions, sliced

In the bottom of a medium, shallow bowl combine relish, vinegar, oil, garlic, bay and cloves. Let stand 5 minutes then fish out the garlic, bay and cloves. Add cabbage salad and toss, let stand 10 to 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Season salad with salt and pepper, toss in the spring onions then serve.

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