Now that baseball season is in full swing and we'll soon have access to all manner of Summer fair foods, I'm having a hankering for a corn dog. Do you like to indulge in this hot dog on a stick?
While it's perfectly acceptable to love corn dogs as a kid, there are fewer opportunities to enjoy them as adults. Part of that has to do with the corn dog and its reputation, but we also feel guilty for taking something that's not all that healthy to begin with and deep-frying it on a stick.
Fortunately, one can shamelessly return to the good times of youth with this baked version, which uses smoked chicken sausage instead of the traditional beef frank. To get the recipe, read more
When I'm in the mood for a light meal, I look for flavorful vegetarian options. These grilled tofu sticks — a play on the traditional corn dog — are the perfect alternative.
To give them a spicy kick, the tofu sticks are marinated overnight in a sweet-hot mustard. They're grilled, rather than deep-fried, like most corn dogs, so they're actually good for you.
Need a good laugh? Well listen to this: today is National Something-On-A-Stick* day! Crazy hysterical, huh? When I found this out a few weeks ago and made a note on my calendar, I just couldn't stop myself from picturing the president talking with his aides in the oval office about the importance of something-on-a-stick day to promote the morale of the country. Now I'm trying to think of as many foods on a stick as I possibly can. There is the obvious: corn dogs, popsicles, and lollipops and the ones you may overlook: skewers and shish-ka-bobs. What else? Fondue! Also, YumSugar reminded me that the majority of all state fair food is on a stick and that there are foods that can be pierced with other foods or dips (breadsticks, pretzel sticks, fish sticks). Am I forgetting any?
To commemorate this insanity I found the quintessential on a stick recipe: homemade corn dogs. Take a look and read more