Keto Corn Dogs
Want the flavor of a hand dipped corn dog but not the carbs? Try a keto corn dog! These corn dogs are not made with cornmeal. They are hand rolled in keto dough and fried to perfection. The result is a low carb corn dog worthy of the county fair!
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How to make keto corn dogs
Corn dogs are a good old fashion American food that reminds me of Summer and days at the county fair. We used to get these humongous hand dipped corn dogs at the fair. They had a crunchy outer cornbread crust and a juicy hot dog in the middle.
This recipe for keto corn dogs has helped me relive those days! These keto corn dogs have a crunchy breading layer that is made out of fathead dough. It is similar to the texture of the corn breading found in regular corn dogs, just without the corn. And of course, you can’t forget the hot dog inside. That hasn’t changed much from a traditional corn dog.
These keto corn dogs are easy to make and can be made into little bite sized versions that are a fun party food at potlucks or gatherings. You can cut the hot dogs in half to make mini keto corn dogs or you can cut them into small chunks to make finger food. They make the perfect low carb appetizer!
Let’s get started!
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Keto Corn Dogs Ingredients
- 6 hot dogs
- 3 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- ½ teaspoon salt
- oil for frying
Keto Corn Dogs Directions
Hot dogs on a stick
Insert a hot dog stick into each hot dog. Set aside
- Hot dogs
To make the breading, melt the cheese in a microwave at 60 second increments until melted. Set aside.
- Mozzarella cheese
Whisk dry ingredients
In a small bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
- Almond flour
- Baking Powder
- Xanthan gum
Corn dog dough
To a bowl or a food processor, combine cheese, egg, and almond flour mixture. Mix with an electric mixer or pulse in a food processor until combined and the mixture is doughy.
Layer between parchment
Lay the dough ball in between two pieces of parchment paper.
Roll da dough
Roll the dough out into a rectangle shape that is ⅛ to ¼ inch thick.
Wrap in a blanket of dough
Place a skewered hot dog on the dough and cut out enough dough to cover the hot dog.
Mold the dough around the hot dog.
Fry two corn dogs at a time in a pre-heated 10 inch skillet filled with ¼ inch of avocado oil or other oil with a high smoke point.
Once golden brown, turn the corn dogs to fry evenly on all sides.
Remove from the oil bath and let dry on a paper towel. Repeat with remaining corn dogs.
Are you able to freeze these?
Yes, you can freeze these!
I tried this recipe and it was delicious.
Freeze them ‘raw’ or cooked?
I’ve only done them “raw” but I think you could could freeze them cooked too.
Can you substitute corn starch for xanthan gum?
I haven’t tried it. I think it would work. You would have to adjust the macros since cornstarch has a higher amount of carbs
I do not eat cheese, can the batter be made without cheese?
Unfortunately the cheese is a main component in this recipe. This is something I can work on in the future.
Your nutrition facts is that 464 cal per serving or for the 6 servings
It’s per corn dog
do I have to use xantham gum?
You could probably get away with omitting it. It is just there to help hold the dough together. The mozzarella cheese does this too.
Very delicious! I did the recipe twice and I end-up doing 14 corn dogs with this amount of dough.
These were great. I purchased a deep fryer (not air fryer) to cook these and they were golden perfect.
I used your Keto Fat Head Pizza Crust dough recipe, cooked the hotdogs, (I uses an air fryer) , rolled out the dough, cut it in 8 sections then wrapped them. If you want one on a stick, put it in.. Placed on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then baked in the oven at 375 for 13 minutes. If you want Chili Dogs add Chili powder to the dough. Make your favorite dip for dipping as you eat. Left overs warmed in air fryer or oven.
SO good. Way better than expected!
I rarely come back to comment on a recipe but this one deserves it. Being keto for five years I’d really been missing the occasional corn dog, so I tried this recipe and it did not disappoint! The only thing I did different was after I browned them in the oil (which happened quickly!) I then put a few at a time in my air fryer just to let them cook a little longer without necessarily extra browning. I don’t know if that was necessary but I do know they were delicious!
OH MY GOSH! This are truly amazing! I just love these and they turned out PERFECT!
Thank you so much for this recipe because if I had not have found this it would have been regular corn dogs in the freezer which are a big no no for me. I
I would invest in some corn extract to add to the dough, and maybe sprinkle a little corn meal on the outside. Would be worth the few more carbs to help “sell” the cornbread.
These were awesome! Been cooking LCHF for many many years, pretty picky. The crust was nice and crunchy. Bet you could make cheese sticks using the dough. I’ve made them before where you freeze them prior to frying so the cheese doesn’t melt too quickly but might not need to because of the dough🤔
OMGoodness, I too don’t leave many reviews but I HAD to come back and leave a review for this recipe! I have been cooking KETO for my T1D son for the last several years and this recipe is hands down in my top 3 favorite KETO recipes I have ever made and I’ve made a lot of amazing things! Heck, this might just move to the #1 spot. I own many many KETO cookbooks too, so I was excited to find a free recipe online! I’m definitely going to check out more of your recipes. I wouldn’t change a thing–followed the recipe exactly and they were P.E.R.F.E.C.T!!! Thank you!
I’m just wondering would the net carb count change a lot if u use chicken wieners as they have less carbs per dog ?
It would decrease by 1 g
I made this recipe and I used chicken weiners because they are a great brand and made with free range chickens. So I forgot to add the sweet corn extract to the dough so after I had wrapped the weiners I didn’t bother with any sticks, I just put a couple drops of the sweet corn extract on the outside and I rubbed it all around the outside of the dough. I skipped the xanthan gum because I was following an older recipe that didn’t call for it, next time I’ll definitely use it because I’m sure it would give the dough a little more ply-ability when the dough begins to get colder I found it was more difficult to wrap around the weiners. I did my dough in a food processor and it was the best fat head dough that I’ve ever made and with the left over dough I used it to make beavertails aka elephant ears aka deep fried dough with sugar(lol) I used cinnamon and Allulose immediately after they came out of the oil and I also used some confectioners sweetener and cocoa powder and just some confectioners sweetener. They came out amazing!! I never expected to be making my dessert at the same time! But it worked out really well I cooked the dough first and then I cooked the corn dogs so that I wouldn’t have my beavertails tasting like weiners.
OMG!!!! The Best. Followed exactly. Except I fried some (as you said) and air fried some just to see the difference. Never will I air fry again with fat head dough!!!!! What a difference. I wish I had fried them all now lol. Thank you so much. Life changing!!!