Spicy Hot Link Corn Dogs with Cajun Honey Mustard

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Who doesn’t love a corn dog?  Happy memories of carefree days at the county fair, corn dog in hand.  My sister and I running to get in line at the funhouse, mustard dripping onto our clothes as we take big bites from our corn dogs.

Now we take my daughter to the county fair, where I introduced her to her first corn dog while she was still in her stroller.  My sister is now a vegetarian, buying cheese on a stick dipped in corn dog batter.

Once again, I am working with Johnsonville Sausage to create recipes using their delicious variety of sausages. I have bought Johnsonville Sausages for years, because I know the quality is excellent and they will be packed with flavor, on matter what variety I buy.  Johnsonville has been served with pride since 1945. Find out for yourself by trying these recipes for Biscuits and Andouille Sausage Gravy and Chicken Sausage Three Cheese Italian Style + Penne Frittata.

Unlike most other fully cooked sausages, Johnsonville uses absolutely no fillers for a juicy and firm texture and bite.  Only premium cuts of pork, beef, chicken or turkey are used to pack in the real flavor.

 

Johnsonville Beef Hot Links

 

Making a corn dog is a lot easier than you think. Whisk together a batter, dip your fully cooked sausage into it and fry! You’ve made food on a stick, which means it tastes better! Right?

How fun would this be to set up a corn dog station at a party? You could put out a bunch of different types of skewered sausages and batter for dipping.  When it comes to frying, you might want to supervise, just in case. Of course, you’ll also want to do this before your guests have too many cocktails.

 

Spicy Hot Link Corn Dogs | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

Recipe: Spicy Hot Link Corn Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely ground cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour + more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup beer (I used a pale ale)
  • 6 Johnsonville Fully Cooked Beef Hot Link Sausages
  • 6 long skewers
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Whisk in the egg and beer, until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Gently push the hot links onto the skewers.
  4. Place a small amount of flour onto a paper towel or plate.
  5. Dust the sausages with the flour to coat them.
  6. In a deep saucepan, pour enough oil to make a depth of 3 – 4 inches. Clip a candy/oil thermometer to the pan.
  7. Heat the oil to 350 -375° F.
  8. Once the oil is hot dip a hot link into the batter, making sure to coat it completely. Let some of the excess batter drip off.
  9. Carefully place the battered sausage into the hot oil. Repeat with the remaining hot links. You may have to fry in batches, unless you have large capacity deep fryer.
  10. Fry the corn dog until dark golden brown, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  11. Drain the corn dogs well on a paper towel lined plate.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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Recipe: Cajun Honey Mustard

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together the mustard, Cajun seasoning and honey.
  2. Serve alongside the Spicy Hot Link Corn Dogs.

Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 minute(s)

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Johnsonville Sausage. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Honey Mustard Pork Salad

Honey Mustard Pork Salad

Recently I was honored that my blog was chosen to be featured on the Foodbuzz website Family Bites page, presented by Newman’s Own. If you are unfamiliar with Newman’s Own products, the company was started by the late Paul Newman in 1982.  All profits are given to charity, so not only are you buying a high quality product you are giving back to those who need help.

I developed nine original recipes using Newman’s Own products, all designed to be family friendly and uncomplicated.  But uncomplicated does not mean it should not taste great.

This recipe has only a few ingredients, but is packed with flavor.  If you do not eat pork, you can substitute with chicken or turkey cutlets.

Please visit the Foodbuzz Family Bites page to see more recipes.


Honey Mustard Pork Salad

1 pork tenderloin

1/3 cup Newman’s own Light Honey Mustard dressing

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 bags (7 ounces) butter lettuce and radicchio blend

1 package (5 ounce) crumbled feta cheese

1 package cherry tomatoes

  1. In a large bowl or re-sealable plastic bag marinate the pork for at least one hour in the dressing.  When ready to cook heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large oven proof skillet. Brown the tenderloin on all sides, then finish cooking it in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.  Let the tenderloin rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing thinly.
  3. Divide the lettuce among four plates.  Sprinkle ¼ cup of feta cheese and some cherry tomatoes over the lettuce on each plate.  Divide the pork slices among the plates, fanning them out.
  4. Drizzle each salad with Newman’s Own Light Honey Mustard dressing and serve immediately.

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