Yes, it’s so hard to get my son to eat. He is very selective about what he will eat and almost every meal is met with opposition, even if it’s something he had eaten the day before with no problem. I stick to the very basics with him for now, and am always looking for ways to get him to try new foods. A couple of weeks ago he FINALLY took to eating a popsicle, and he LOVED it so much, partly because it was on a stick, or maybe it was just the sugar rush. Either way (I didn’t care which it was), this got my mind racing with ideas of all the yummy foods I could put on a stick and I decided the next thing would be a corn dog or cheese bomb. He was bound to like one or the other, right? I was pushing for the cheese.
I made my batter with Maseca (the corn flour) and cut the wieners in half to make it easier for his little mouth to gobble them down and his hands to hold. Victory! Not only did he like the corn dog, he liked the cheese bomb too! He now had a choice. If this recipe worked on my son, then it is officially kid proof.
Ingredients for Mini Corn Dogs and Cheese Bombs:
- 6 – frankfurters (beef or turkey) (cut in half)
- 6 – pieces of cheddar cheese (1 inch wide by 3 inch length)
- 18 – popsicle sticks
- 1 – tablespoon corn starch
- 1/2 – cup Maseca (amarillo)
- 1/3 – cup corn meal
- 3/4 – flour
- 2 – tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 – teaspoons baking powder
- 1 – teaspoon salt
- 1/2 – teaspoon baking soda
- 2 – tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 – cup milk
- 1 – egg
- enough oil to fill a small saucepan 3/4 of the way up (about 4 cups)
- Pat frankfurters dry with paper towel. Insert popsicle stick into ends and push half way up. Do the same with the cheese chunks.
- Sprinkle frankfurters and cheese with corn starch to ensure batter will stick. Set to the side.
- In a large mixing bowl combine Maseca, corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.
- Pour in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Mix well till vegetable oil is fully incorporated into flour mixture. Set to the side.
- In a small bowl mix milk and egg together. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture. Mix well. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium flame and wait till oil reaches 370 degrees fahrenheit.
- Pour batter into tall cup and dip frankfurters and cheese chunks one at a time letting excess batter fall back into the cup.
- Deep fry 2 at a time until golden brown.
- Place corn dogs and cheese bombs on a paper towel lined plate to drain for a few minutes before eating!