Mini Corn Dogs

Just a riff on the usual “pigs in a blanket”, I can do the “ruff-puff” pastry as the crescent roll portion of that venerable appetizer, but I just do not want to spend the time.

BUT… I have a perfectly working hush puppy recipe, and I have the mini smoked sausages. This maybe a marriage made in heaven.

I’ll use a fully cooked mini sausage, that I have brought to room temp, dried and dredged in ap flour so my hush puppy mix sticks. Then mold the dough to the sausage and air fry.

Mini-Dogs

Smokey mini sausages, wrapped in a hushpuppy. The finger food for holiday snacking
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 73 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pgk Mini Smoked Sausages You know the ones ~ 40 links
  • 1 batch Hush Puppy Mix https://www.roguechef.com/?p=1994
  • 1/2 cup AP Flour
  • 1 box Tooth Picks

Instructions
 

  • Make sure the mini sausages are room temp, and dry
  • Mix hush puppy batter and let sit 15 minutes
  • Spear Sausages with toothpicks from the long end
  • Using a #30 disher, scoop out a ball of dough, form around sausage
  • Set air fryer to 400 and preheat
  • Line fryer basket with foil and lube with cooking spray
  • Air fry until golden and crispy, ~10-15 minutes

Notes

Perfect little finger foods, bake’em up, and set out.  
Serve with mustard, ketchup, aioli, pepper sauce, etc.

Nutrition

Sodium: 166mgCalcium: 25mgSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 36mgCholesterol: 1mgCalories: 73kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 2gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 12gIron: 1mg
Keyword Air Fry, Corn, Jalapeno, Sausage
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And just so folks don’t have to go search

Hush Puppies in Air Fryer

Savory, crispy, cornbread, air fried for less grease
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Breads, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Global
Servings 3 people
Calories 313 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 138 grams Corn Meal ~ 1 cup
  • 190 grams Buttermilk ~ 3/4 cup
  • 90 grams AP Flour ~ 3/4 cup
  • 1 ea Egg Jumbo
  • 8 grams Baking Powder ~ 1.5 tsp
  • 6 grams salt ~ 1/3 tsp
  • 2 grams cayenne pepper ~ 1/4 tsp
  • 2 grams Onion Minced
  • 2 grams Jalapeno Pepper Minced
  • 1 clove garlic peeled, minced

Instructions
 

  • Set air fryer to 400 and preheat
  • Line fryer basket with foil and lube with cooking spray
  • In large bowl, mix all to a stiff mix, rest 5 minutes
  • Use a # 30 disher to place puppies into air fryer basket, do not crowd
  • Air fry until golden and crispy, ~9-10 minutes

Notes

I’ve used jalapeno’s here, one can sub with green pepper, one can also sub with whole kernel corn.
Serve hot, with a side of butter, or serve as a side to a chili or a stew.
I have been known to add a touch of bacon fat to the mix, I have also been know to eat these ice cold out of the fridge.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1053mgCalcium: 220mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 382IUSugar: 5gFiber: 5gPotassium: 562mgCholesterol: 8mgCalories: 313kcalSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 7gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 54gIron: 3mg
Keyword Air Fry, Bread, Jalapeno, Onion
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