The Corn Dog Grilled Cheese

I call this a Corn Dog Grilled Cheese because well, I took a grilled cheese sandwich, added some hot dogs to it, dunked it in corn dog batter and deep fried it.

The Corn Dog Grilled CheeseWhy call it a Corn Dog Grilled Cheese and not a Grilled Cheese Corn Dog? Because to me something being called a corn dog signifies that it’s on a stick, which this sandwich wasn’t. 

If you are looking for other unique corn dog recipes I have plenty of them including Pork Sirloin Corn Dogs, Chorizo Elote Corn Dogs, Mini Meatball Corn Dogs, Breakfast Burrito Corn Dogs and a ton more. Or just click here to see all the crazy corn dogs I’ve made over the years. If you’re not feeling very adventurous I’ve got a classic corn dog recipe as well.

I also have a bunch of recipes where I just took random items like jalapeño poppers and hard boiled eggs and dipped those in corn dog batter and deep fried them, and when thinking back on it now I did refer to the corn dog breaded jalapeño poppers as Jalapeño Popper Corn Dogs which sort of breaks my own “it has to be on a stick to be called a corn dog” rule, but I guess the jalapeño popper stem is almost like a little stick so maybe that one is in kind of a grey area…. 

Anyway, back to the Corn Dog Grilled Cheese! I started off by making a grilled cheese sandwich with a couple slices of Cheddar, a couple slices of mozzarella and two sliced hot dogs between the slices of cheese. I don’t normally add quite so much cheese when making a grilled cheese, but since the corn dog batter adds some thickness to the sandwich I wanted some extra cheese in there to even out the cheese to bread and breading ratio.

Once I had my sandwich I whipped up some corn dog batter, which is just yellow corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, an egg, a cup of milk and a little bit of salt and pepper. The exact measurements are below if you feel like making this sandwich or any other corn dog related food items.

After mixing my batter I poured some of it into a dish, set my sandwich on top of it and then poured the rest of the batter over the top of the sandwich until it was completely covered. 

The toughest part of this whole thing was figuring out a way to transfer it to the deep fryer without too much of the batter dripping off. This is super easy with corn dogs since you can just grab the stick, dunk them in batter and drop them right in the fryer, but with this sandwich I picked it up with a spatula, quickly moved it over my deep fryer and slid it off the spatula and into the oil using a knife which actually worked pretty well!

I fried my sandwich for about three minutes flipping it over halfway through and once it was nice and golden brown I took it out, let it cool for a bit and sliced it in half.

The great thing about deep frying a grilled cheese sandwich is that no matter how gooey the cheese gets when you first make the sandwich it melts even more and looks even better after coming out of the deep fryer. Now I just need to figure out what to dip in corn dog batter and deep fry next!

The Corn Dog Grilled Cheese

The Corn Dog Grilled Cheese Recipe

The Corn Dog Grilled Cheese is a grilled cheese sandwich with hot dogs added to it that's dunked in corn dog batter and deep fried!

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Servings 1



Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 hot dogs sliced in half lengthwise
  • butter for your bread

Corn Dog Batter

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sale
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk



  • Butter each slice of bread on one side
  • In a pan over medium heat place one slice of bread face down followed by one slice of Cheddar, one slice of mozzarella, the sliced got dogs, the second slice of mozzarella, the second slice of Cheddar and finally the second slice of bread with the buttered side facing up.
  • Grill for three minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
  • In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir in egg and milk.
  • Place your grilled cheese into a bowl or shallow dish and pour corn dog batter over it making sure it's coated completely.
  • Scoop up your sandwich using a spatula and drop it into the fryer oil.
  • Fry for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain sandwich on a paper towel and serve with ketchup, mustard or your preferred dipping sauce.

Keyword corn dogs, deep fried food, hot dogs

2 Comments on The Corn Dog Grilled Cheese

  1. Rusty
    June 4, 2024 at 6:14 pm (1 week ago)

    5 stars
    For something different have you tried using tamale or tortilla corn meal? It tends to have a strong flavor but mixing it half and half with wheat flour as you’re doing probably helps.

    • Nick
      June 4, 2024 at 6:15 pm (1 week ago)

      I haven’t but I’ll give it a try! Thanks for the tip!


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