These days it seems like every baseball team out there is jumping on the crazy food train. The problem with a lot of the new foods though — like the Churro Dog sold by the Arizona Diamondbacks for example — is that they just don’t seem like they would be at all possible to eat while you’re trying to watch a baseball game. So… I decided to come up with my own!
Being from Milwaukee I also wanted something that would honor the Milwaukee Brewers, and that’s how I came up with the idea for this corn dog!
For those of you that aren’t familiar with the racing sausages, in the middle of the 6th inning at every Milwaukee Brewers home game five people don sausage costumes — bratwurst, chorizo, hot dog, Italian sausage and Polish sausage — and race around the baseball diamond. Being a huge fan of corn dogs I always though it would be cool if a Racing Sausages Corn Dog existed, where instead the traditional hot dog on a stick dipped in batter there were portions of all five racing sausages instead.
After finally making my own corn dogs at home a couple months back and realizing just how simple it was — seriously, I have no idea why I thought it would be difficult — I decided that it was finally time to bring the Racing Sausages Corn Dog to fruition! So, I headed to the grocery store and picked up all five of the necessary sausages, threw them on my grill and got to work on mixing the batter!
I once again used AllRecipes.com batter recipe because honestly, it’s already perfect so why waste time coming up with my own when it probably wouldn’t even be close to as good as theirs right? Plus, I was already getting hungry and the faster I could finish these corn dogs, move them from the deep fryer to my kitchen counter for photos and then into my belly the better!
Once my sausages were finished on the grill I chopped them up and added five equal sized pieces of bratwurst, chorizo, hot dog, Italian sausage and Polish sausage to my corn dog sticks. After that it was just a quick dunk in the batter and a few minutes in my deep fryer until these babies were golden brown and ready to eat!
So how did they taste? Awesome! Are they better than regular corn dogs? Absolutely! The Racing Sausages Corn Dog is basically the equivalent of eating five different but equally rad little corn dogs all on one stick. If I ever open a booth at the Wisconsin State Fair — which coincidentally starts later this week! — this will be one of the first items on my menu.
B.T.August 6, 2015 at 3:55 am (8 years ago)
I love this idea. I’m a Cubs fan, but I love the sausage races, and corn dogs.
Mr. MikeJanuary 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm (7 years ago)
Could you have a Chicago style dog, you know with sports peppers and such, only deep fried as a corn dog?
Nick ChipmanJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:41 am (7 years ago)
It’s funny that you mention that, because I’ve actually thought about that myself. I’m sure you could, but since all the vegetables and everything sort of stick out every which way it just might look a little goofy.
PenquwinAugust 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)
Do you think it would be possible to add small slices of cheese in between maybe?? …or would they melt too fast in the deep fryer and blend with the batter?? If not, I think it would be awesome to add the cheese to these babies!! 😛
Nick ChipmanAugust 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm (8 years ago)
It would probably be possible. Either that or just adding chunks of cheese to the stick so they melt a little slower. Even if it blended in with the batter I bet it would be awesome.
EDOAugust 7, 2015 at 8:38 am (8 years ago)
I had something remarkably similar to this at an Atlanta Street Festival YEARS ago.
Nick ChipmanAugust 7, 2015 at 8:44 am (8 years ago)
Yeah, that guy actually emailed me a couple days ago for “not giving credit where credit is due.” Honestly, aside from the fact that the one you’re referring to has more than one sausage on a stick and mine does as well I don’t see the similarity. There’s apparently also a place in San Francisco that sells corn dogs where you can get up to three sausages on one stick. Either way, this was inspired by the Racing Sausages at Milwaukee Brewers games and by nothing else.
ScottAugust 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm (8 years ago)
Someone stole your content and put it on reddit! Go get some advertisement! https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/3ggw5d/well_hot_dog/
Nick ChipmanAugust 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm (8 years ago)
Thanks for the heads up! God, it’s so lame that they don’t just link to the original source and on top of that they used my crappy square Instagram video instead of the nice widescreen one.
TrustiestMuffinAugust 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm (8 years ago)
Someone has linked your site on the reddit comments, in time hopefully it’s upvoted to the top of the comments section.
Thanks for the clever idea. I’ve shared it with all of my Wisconsin family. I’ll link your site on r/food, you might get better site traffic from them rather than r/gifs
Nick ChipmanAugust 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm (8 years ago)
Yeah, I linked to it in the comments as well, but not until about an hour ago and by then the video already had tons of comments.
Thanks for sharing with your family and linking to it on r/food though! I definitely appreciate it!
ScottAugust 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm (8 years ago)
I linked! I’m samuraiseoul! 😛
JulianAugust 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm (8 years ago)
What kind of deep frier are you using?
Nick ChipmanAugust 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm (8 years ago)
It’s a Waring deep fryer. I used to have a Presto FryDaddy, which is actually a really decent for the price basic deep fryer, but I used that one way too much and eventually it just stopped working.
codyAugust 11, 2015 at 10:59 am (8 years ago)
Why does your bratwurst look so gray and anemic?
Nick ChipmanAugust 11, 2015 at 11:04 am (8 years ago)
As a whole (when it was on the grill before I cut it up) it really didn’t, so who knows. Just from me grabbing a chunk that didn’t really have any grill marks or anything maybe?