French Fried Hot Dogs are battered and coated with french fries before cooking to crispy perfection. Get hot dog and fries flavors in every bite with these delicious deep fried hot dogs!

Hot dogs battered and coated in french fries before being deep fried to golden perfection. Perfect for a party

We created this hot dog recipe while preparing crescent roll hot dogs for a party. There wasn’t enough dough, so we battered the hot dogs and deep fried them instead at the last minute.

They were so popular that guests have been requesting them ever since! The best part? No buns required!

They’re also one of the best mini hot dog recipes for entertaining. Simply use mini hot dogs or slice the fried hot dogs into bite size pieces and serve with toothpicks.

Closeup of fried hot dogs covered with french fries and dipped in ketchup

HOW TO DEEP FRY A HOT DOG

Hot dogs are easy to deep fry and taste better than pan frying. It’s best to batter them to develop a puffy, golden crust.

We pressed french fries on top before frying to make it extra crispy, but this step optional. Just be sure to use straight cut fries for easy adhesion to the hot dog.

You can use a deep fryer or a medium saucepan filled with 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) of vegetable oil. Have a mesh strainer handy for easy removal. A fry thermometer is also helpful.

WATCH HOW TO FRY HOT DOGS

Fried hot dogs on a serving plate with ketchup ad mustard dipping sauces for the perfect party appetizer
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Deep Fried Hot Dogs

These Deep Fried Hot Dogs are battered and covered with french fries before being deep fried to crispy perfection. Enjoy a hot dog and fries in every single bite!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-6 hot dogs, see note
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lb frozen straight-cut french fries, optional
  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying

Serving Ideas (Optional)

  • ketchup
  • mustard

Instructions

  • Skewer each hot dog lengthwise and reserve.
  • Arrange french fries in a variety of lengths on a plate.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cornstarch, all-purpose flour, eggs and water.
  • Pour into a tall water glass and set aside.
  • Heat 3-4 inches of oil to 375°F (191°F) in a saucepan or deep fryer.
  • Holding on to the skewer, immerse a hot dog into the batter to coat. Remove and press fries onto batter until mostly covered.
  • Place into deep fryer for 2-3 minutes until golden. Then remove to a paper towel lined plate using a mesh strainer or slotted spoon.
  • Repeat for remaining hot dogs.
  • Serve with your favorite condiments for dipping.

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Notes

  • Standard size hot dogs recommended. To make bite size appetizers for a party, cut the hot dogs into pieces or use mini hot dogs with small skewers.
  • You can use pancake mix to make the batter if you wish. Follow the package instructions.
Nutrition Facts
Deep Fried Hot Dogs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 387mg16%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep fried hot dogs, fried hot dogs
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