Shrimp Corn Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Dip
Shrimp Corn Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Dip are a seafood twist on the regular corn dog. Served with a creamy dipping sauce that complements the ‘dog’ perfectly. Your game day menu is taken to a whole new level with this fun food. If you love fried shrimp, these will blow your mind, they are so good!
Yes, I know that a corn dog is the name given to a hot dog on a stick fried in cornmeal batter, but what else would I call these? Suggestions on a postcard or text your answers to 1234…
Food on a stick is always fun and this is a fun dish for children and grown-ups. Sweet shrimp paired with the slightly sweet corn batter and a little kick from the smokey dip, you’ll have trouble stopping at just 2 or 3.
This recipe was brought to my attention by a foodie friend who recently visited a restaurant in Austin Texas where they serve them with a honey mustard with blueberry swirl dip.
For appetizers, calculate 2 shrimp per person. For a meal, calculate 4 shrimp per person.
This is a perfect case of high-low cooking. This term I have heard a few times from the Barefoot Contessa and it’s an interesting concept. It’s when you take a high-end ingredient and apply it to a low-end dish, or vice versa. Of course her version is a little more drastic, like pairing caviar and potato chips, but you get the point.
In the case of this recipe the low being a play on a corn dog (my favorite) with the shrimp acting as the high-end part of the dish.
For a dipping sauce, I wanted something with amazing flavor and this chipotle dip has a nice little kick. When you have mixed it, taste it and if you want more heat, add more chipotle sauce.
Corn dog batter tips
The batter will seem thick when you make these Shrimp Corn Dogs, which helps to coat the shrimp well. The easiest way to coat the shrimp in the batter is to pour the batter into a jar, put the skewered shrimp in the batter and turn to coat. You need to move quickly from the batter to the oil because the batter wants to drip off the shrimp.
Best Pan for frying
I first tried my Dutch oven but realized the sides are too high so I switched to my low-sided, braising pan. A high-sided skillet will work also. It is a little time consuming because you need to hold each one while they fry, but they only each take a couple of minutes.
I also recommend using tongs to hold the stick to keep your hands as far away from oil as possible. You can lay the entire thing in the oil, but the stick fry’s too and may burn.
The sticks I used are the ones used for candy apples that can be found on Amazon.If you’ve tried these Shrimp Corn Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Dip or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!