Keto Corn Dog Tips
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. These keto corn dogs help me relive those days too. They 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.
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.
The Keto Corn Dog Breading
The breading for keto corn dogs is a layer of fat head dough wrapped around the hot dog. Once the dough is fried in oil, it gets browned and has a very similar appearance and texture to a regular corn dog.
Even though these low carb corn dogs aren’t made with cornmeal or flour, you can still have that corn flavor if you miss that little sweetness in your corn dog. Many have added corn extract and a few pinches of sweetener to their fathead dough to give it more of that authentic hand dipped corn dog flavor.
Are Hot Dogs Keto?
Yes, hot dogs are keto. If you are trying to go the more natural route and avoid the mystery meat that might be inside a generic hot dog, then reach for a hot dog that is all natural, 100% beef.
We like to use Nathans or Hebrew National. Both are 100% all beef hot dogs and contain no by-products or sugar.
Corn Dog Sticks
You can purchase bamboo corn dog sticks on Amazon.
They are available for purchase in packs of 100 so you can enjoy multiple batches of corn dogs before you run out.
You don’t have to have a corn dog stick to enjoy the delightful flavor of this keto corn dog. Simply wrap the dough around the entire hot dog and fry. Of course the stick is useful because it gives you something to hold onto while you eat. Without the corn dog stick, your hands could get greasy, but it’s still worth it!
What Oils Are Safe For Frying On Keto?
I recommend using an oil that has a high smoke point when you fry keto corn dogs. Avocado oil, ghee, beef tallow and lard have higher smoke points ranging from 450 to 375. A smoke point is how hot the oil can get before it starts to smoke. Once it smokes, it becomes unstable and can turn rancid.
Oils that are heated passed their smoke point should not be consumed as they can cause free radical damage in the body due to their instability. Vegetable oil, canola oil and peanut oil are also suspected to cause free radical damage without being heated. It’s best to avoid cooking with these oils.
Air Fryer Keto Corn Dogs
Keto Corn Dogs can be cooked in the air fryer. This is an easy and convenient way to make corn dogs without messing with a skillet and bunch of oil splatterings.
To make keto corn dogs in an air fryer, assemble the corn dogs are instructed above. To cook, lay down a sheet of parchment paper in the air fryer to keep the dough from melting down. Try not to cover the entire air fryer tray with parchment paper as you want to keep the air circulating so the heat cooks the corn dog from all angles. Cook the keto corn dogs in the air fryer at 360 degrees for 10 minutes total. After 5 minutes, you will need to flip the corn dog to get the underbelly baked since air can access that side as it is laying on the parchment paper.
Dip Your Corn Dog
What is your favorite sauce to dip your corn dogs in? The most popular are ketchup and mustard. Mustard in keto approved; however, most ketchups contain added sugar. Try to find one that is unsweetened. My favorite is by Primal Kitchen.
I purchase Primal Kitchen Unsweetened Ketchup from Thrive Market. You can get a discount from Thrive Market when you sign up. Click here to get 25% off your first order!
Mayonnaise and BBQ sauce are other popular choices for dipping your keto corn dogs into. Primal Kitchen makes both an avocado mayonnaise and unsweetened BBQ sauce that are delicious and can be found at Thrive Market as well.