Blue Cheese and Bacon Mini Corndogs

Bring the state fair to your backyard. Blue cheese and bacon in the batter make these little treats blue ribbon-worthy.

Blue Cheese Mini Corn Dogs
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
32 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ¼ cup blue cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and finely crumbled or chopped

  • Oil for deep fat frying

  • 6 jumbo beef franks, cut in half crosswise

  • 12 6-inch wooden skewers

  • Honey mustard or mustard

  • Blue Cheese Dip (optional)

  • Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)

Blue Cheese Dip

  • cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 ounce crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sacue

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, dry mustard, and salt. Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a blender combine milk, blue cheese, and egg; cover and blend until almost smooth. Add egg mixture to flour mixture along with bacon; mix well. (Batter will be thick.)

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 inch of oil in a heavy 10-inch skillet over medium heat to 365 degrees F. (should take about 15 minutes).

  3. Insert skewers into ends of franks. Holding onto skewers, hold franks over bowl of cornmeal mixture. Spoon cornmeal mixture on franks and slightly spread to completely cover. Place coated franks, 3 or 4 at a time, on their sides in hot oil. Turn franks with tongs after about 10 seconds of cooking to prevent batter from sliding off. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until golden brown, turning to brown evenly. Remove and drain on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Keep warm in a 200 degrees F. oven while frying remaining franks. Serve warm with honey mustard and/or Blue Cheese Dip. Sprinkle parsley. Makes 12 appetizer corn dogs.

Blue Cheese Dip

  1. In medium bowl combine mayonnaise, dairy sour cream, crumbled blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Make these fresh. Skewer hot dogs ahead of time, cover and refrigerate. Once fried, corn dogs can be kept warm in a 200 degree F oven up to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 564mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Protein 9g
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles