28 Aug 2021

Copycat Casey’s Corner Corn Dog Nuggets & Cheese Sauce

you don’t have to go to Casey’s Corner to taste the magic


1 cup cornmeal

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar 

4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt 

1/4 ground black pepper

1 cup milk 

1 egg, whisked

6 hot dogs, dried and cut into thirds

2 tbsp all purpose flour 

4-5 cups vegetable oil 


  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, ground mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper into a medium bowl. Whisk dry ingredients until well combined.
  2. Add milk and whisked egg to dry mixture. Mix throughly, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  3. On a large plate, dredge hot dog pieces in flour. 
  4. Preheat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Oil should reach 350°F. 
  5. Remove batter from fridge. Using a fork, lightly batter hot dog pieces and drop into oil. Be careful not to overcrowd the pot or splash oil while dropping corn dog nuggets into the oil. 
  6. Fry for 3 minutes, flipping corn dog nuggets halfway through to ensure even browning.
  7. Remove from oil with slotted spoon onto paper towel to absorb excess oil. 
  8. Serve with cheese sauce

Main Street Cheese Sauce


1 lb yellow American cheese, cut into small cubes 

1 1/3 cup half and half 

salt and pepper


  1. Add half and half to a medium sauce pan over low/medium heat and bring to a simmer. 
  2. When half and half is simmering, slowly add cheese, stirring constantly. 
  3. Heat until cheese sauce is smooth and cheese is fully melted.
  4. Season to taste and serve with french fries and corn dog nuggets.