Dagwood Dogs


In Australia, a hot dog sausage on a stick, deep fried in batter, is known as a Dagwood Dog, Pluto Pup, or Dippy Dog, depending on region. Variants exist that use wheat-based or corn-based batters.

These are not to be confused with the British and Australian Battered Sav, a saveloy deep fried in a wheat-flour-based batter, as used for fish and chips, which generally does not contain polenta (cornmeal). In New Zealand and South Korea, a similar battered sausage on a stick is called a “hot dog”, whereas a “frankfurter” sausage in a long bun is referred to as an “American hot dog”

Dagwood Dogs

Dagwood Dog

In Australia, a hot dog sausage on a stick, deep fried in batter, is known as a Dagwood Dog, Pluto Pup, or Dippy Dog, depending on region
Course: Street Food
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Cooking Method: Deep Fried
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8 dagwood dogs
Author: The Cook
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Ingredients

  • cup polenta
  • cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1⅓ cups buttermilk
  • 8 frankfurters , (hot dogs)
  • vegetable oil, to deep-fry

For serving :

  • 1 cup tomato ketchup, more or less, to taste
  • 1 cup American mustard, more or less, to taste

Also required

  • 8 x 20 cm wooden skewers

Recipe Instructions

  • Place polenta, 1 cup flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cayenne pepper (if using), sugar and ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl and stir to combine. Stir in egg, then, gradually stir in enough buttermilk to make a smooth, thick batter.
  • Fill a deep-fryer or large saucepan ⅓ full with oil and heat over medium heat to 180°C. (350°F).
  • Place remaining ¼ cup flour in a shallow bowl and, working with one hot dog at a time, dust in flour, shaking off the excess, then, holding one end of the hot dog with tongs, coat liberally in batter.
  • Gently drop into oil and fry for 4 minutes, turning halfway, or until crisp and golden.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Thread corn dogs onto skewers and serve immediately with tomato ketchup and mustard.

Cooks Notes & Variations

  • If you can fit them into your fryer, the frankfurters can be threaded onto the skewers before flouring and coating with batter.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1dagwood dog | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1120mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 6.2% | Vitamin C: 2.1% | Calcium: 10.7% | Iron: 15.4%

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