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Corn dogs are a staple in every kids diet. Whether they are introduced through school or start out at home, almost every kid at one point or another loves a corn dog as a quick snack. These treats aren’t just for kids, however. If you spruce them up just a bit, grow them up I could maybe say, they can also make a great meal idea.
Knowing how much my kids love corn dogs, I headed to my local Sam’s Club to pick up a box of Country Ribbon Corn Dogs. There, not only do they have regular corn dogs but also minis. Since I would just have to cut the corn dogs up for the recipe I wanted to create anyway, I went ahead and bought a box of both.
Of course, once home I had to test a couple mini corn dogs just to make sure I knew what I was working with. “Quality control” is the official term we use around here, but we know better right? The batter on these Country Ribbon Corn Dogs is made with real honey which adds a great flavor, one that we all, including my kids, really enjoyed. After my initial couple to test, I may have had to test a few more. Just to ensure the same quality throughout the box. Um, yeah.
While my kids are happy with their corn dogs plain, I wanted to make a special meal with the minis. My Smothered Corn Dogs was the perfect way to go. This can, of course, also be made with the full-sized dogs. All you’d need to do is take out the stick and cut them up.
Smothered in cheese! They’re called smothered because that’s what they are, smothered in sauteed onions, peppers, and lots of cheese.
Heat your corn dogs and carefully cut in half, because they will be hot. Then, once the onions and peppers are finished sauteing, spread the mixture evenly over the dogs. Bake the entire thing at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted. Melted cheese, sauteed onions and peppers, all on top of honey battered corn dogs? Yum!
This is great as a quick lunch, mid-afternoon snack, or even dinner. I also realized after making this dish just how great of a bite-sized appetizer my Smothered Corn Dogs would make on game day, for instance.
For more ideas on how to prepare Country Ribbon Corn Dogs, check out the #GetCorny board on Pinterest.