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Homemade Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

These crispy, homemade mini corn dogs are made in the air fryer and are easy and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Batter

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup milk, nonfat
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons white, granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Corn Dogs

  • 6 hot dogs, cut into thirds
  • 18 skewers
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • First, soak your skewers in cold water for 10-15 minutes. While they're soaking you can get moving on everything else.
  • Combine the cornmeal, flour, milk, egg, baking powder, honey, salt, egg and sugar to make the batter. I like to mix this in a large measuring jug so I can use it for dipping as well. Add the breadcrumbs to a plate or wide bowl, then skewer the hot dogs, leaving about half an inch - an inch at the top.
  • Dip the hot dog in the batter and give it a little shake and let it drip for at least 5 seconds so you get just a thin coating of the batter. Then gently press each side into the breadcrumbs to coat it entirely. Don't roll them because then the batter will spread. Make sure to work quickly, because as soon as you put them in the air fryer basket the batter will begin to spread.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-5 minutes, then using a spatula, carefully turn them over and then cook an additional 3-4 minutes.