Talk about processed and unhealthy! Maybe it's the fair this week, but I WANTED one (so much so I didn't think about pics, I've been lazy that way lately).
I started with this recipe from Martha Stewart as my base.
|1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour||I substituted Whole Wheat|
|2/3 cup yellow cornmeal|
|2 teaspoons baking powder||I used Aluminum-Free Baking Powder|
|2 teaspoons sugar||I substituted honey but the dough wasn't sweet enough. I'd recommend 3 or 4 tsp.|
|Coarse salt and ground pepper|
|2/3 cup milk|
|2 large eggs, lightly beaten|
|2 teaspoons vegetable oil|
|4 precooked smoked chicken sausages||This one was a bit of a problem|
Hot dogs are a the problem child though, aren't they. I got knackwurst (hot dog's big, German brother) from the Fredericktown meat market. While, of course, I still have no idea what the cows were fed, at least from there I know who processed it and that they didn't put any preservatives or colorants in them.
When I mixed it up, it was really thick. Martha said to dust the dogs in flour before adding the batter, but that just made it fall off. I un-dusted them and made the batter the consistency of thick pancake batter. I rolled them in the batter and placed them on a lined baking sheet. After 5 minutes in a 375 oven, I re-coated with any slipped batter and baked for 20 more minutes.
They weren't pretty, but they were a relatively natural way to hit the spot. I paired them with baked, home-sliced fries.