Kitchen Corner
December 8, 2015
Easy Party Treats

I have been made aware that some persons have election parties as they await the results. To help with that cause, try these easy to do and very delicious recipes…{{more}}

Corn Dogs

You will need:

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 1/2 cups buttermilk (regular milk works too)

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp honey

1 (10 count) package Hot Dogs

10 wooden skewers or chopsticks

2 quarts oil for frying


In a medium or large pot, add the oil. Turn heat to medium and heat oil. In a large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together. Then add the beaten egg, buttermilk, oil and honey. Stir until combined. (Batter should be a little thicker than pancake batter). Remove thawed hot dogs from package. Wipe them all dry with a paper towel. Insert one skewer or wooden stick into each hot dog. Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass. Holding by the skewer, take one hot dog and dunk it into the batter, coating all of the hot dog. Slowly remove from batter and let a little excess batter drip back into the cup. Immediately place it into the hot oil, while still holding the stick. Turn as necessary to brown all sides. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are a deep golden brown. Remove from hot oil and place on paper towels to drain grease. Repeat with all hot dogs.

Caramel Corn

You will need:

6 cups popped corn

1/2 cup parched peanuts/almond slivers/walnuts (optional)

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 tsp salt

2 tbsp corn syrup

1/4 tsp baking soda


Preheat oven to 250F. Spread popcorn in a 15x10x1” pan, sprinkle nuts over popcorn. In large saucepan, combine brown sugar, margarine, 2 tbsp water, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, boiling for 2 minutes and stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda; mix well. Pour over popcorn and nuts; toss until coated. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and continue baking for another 15 minutes.

Immediately spread on foil or waxed paper to cool.

Tip – If you want sticky caramel corn, just leave as is without baking.
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