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Hush Puppy Corn Dog Bites w/ Cajun Dipping Sauce

These unique hush puppy corn dog bites are a fun appetizer to share with a crowd. They’re packed full of spices, Andouille sausage, and served up with an amazing Cajun seasoned dipping sauce.

Stack of corn dog bites on a plate.

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What’s to love about this recipe?

  • They are unique! How many of you have eaten a hush puppy corn dog? – I’m guessing not many of you. I certainly hadn’t until I whipped these babies up. Personally, I’m all about trying new and unique foods and these corn dog bites are just that. If you’re an adventurous eater and you like both corn dogs and hush puppies, I have no doubt you will love this recipe.
  • They are SO flavorful! With loads of spices as well as flavorful Andouille or Cajun seasoned sausage, this dish is definitely not lacking in the flavor department.
  • They are surprisingly easy to make and only take about half an hour! It’s really just a matter of mixing up the batter, dredging the sausage, frying ’em up, and making the sauce – ok that sounds like a lot. BUT it’s really not! Trust me.
  • They’re great for kids and adults! These corn dog bites aren’t just for adults! I know it may be difficult because they are so darn good but please make sure you share some with your kids (if you have them).  😉 We all know kids love corn dogs. Can you blame them?
Plate of hush puppy corn dog bites with bowl of sauce.

Ingredients + notes & substitutions

Ingredients for hush puppy corn dog bites with Cajun dipping sauce (see recipe notes).
  • Neutral oil: High smoke point, neutral oils like vegetable and canola are ideal for deep frying.
  • All-purpose flour: For the batter.
  • Cornmeal: Also for the batter.
  • Paprika: If you have it, I recommend smoked paprika.
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried thyme
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Baking powder: For leavening.
  • Baking soda: Also for leavening.
  • Kosher salt
  • Buttermilk: It adds a little acidity as well as tenderizes.
  • Large egg
  • Cream cheese: It should be room temp so that it can be easily incorporated into the batter.
  • Andouille or Cajun-style sausage: I tried both Zatarain’s Andouille and Cajun-style smoked sausage and found them equally good.
  • Mayonnaise: For the dipping sauce.
  • Sour cream: For the dipping sauce as well.
  • Green onions: Don’t skip the green onions! The freshness they add is needed to balance the richness.
  • Lemon juice: For acidity which also helps balance the richness.
  • Cajun/Creole seasoning: You can purchase this seasoning mixture at pretty much any grocery store or through Amazon (link for purchase below). Warning: it is pretty salty so don’t overdo it.
  • Ground cayenne pepper: If you wanna spice things up a bit add it. If you don’t, skip it.

How do you make hush puppy corn dog bites with Cajun dipping sauce? (+ tips)

  1. Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a deep-fat fryer or a heavy-bottomed pan with oil at least 2-inches deep.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients for the hush puppy corn dogs.
Mixed dry ingredients in a bowl.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the egg.

Top down shot of buttermilk/egg mixture.

4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

5. Add the cream cheese and mix until just combined.

Batter before and after addition of cream cheese.

6. In batches of 4-6, dredge the sausages slices in the batter then transfer to the oil and fry for 2 1/2-3 minutes, flipping if needed, until puffed up and browned. You do not need to shake off the excess batter – the more the merrier. Transfer the cooked hush puppy corn dogs to a paper towel-lined surface to absorb excess grease. Keep in mind whenever you are deep-frying it is important to make sure the oil comes back to temp between each batch.

7. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the Cajun dipping sauce.

Cajun dipping sauce in a clear bowl.

8. Serve warm with sauce.

How to store

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days.

Top down shot of hush puppy corn dog bites with bowl of Cajun dipping sauce.
Close-up of corn dog bites.

More fun and unique appetizers:

  • Deep-Fried Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs: These deep-fried jalapeno popper deviled eggs start with a deep-fried egg white, stuffed with a creamy yolk mixture, and topped with sliced jalapenos, bacon, and cayenne pepper.
  • Buffalo Fried Pickles: Make way for your new favorite appetizer! If you love fried pickles and buffalo wings you will not be disappointed. These pickles are dredged in a buffalo sauce batter and fried to perfection. Pair them with some garlic ranch and BAM!
  • Asian Pork Tacos: These Asian pork tacos are the stuff dreams are made of. They start with crispy wonton shells filled with flavorful juicy shredded pork then topped with a fresh slaw and spicy chili mayo. Great for an appetizer or dinner.

If you make these hush puppy corn dogs with Cajun dipping sauce I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll ♥

Plate of hush puppy corn dog bites with bowl of sauce.

Hush Puppy Corn Dog Bites w/ Cajun Dipping Sauce

Yield: 28
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These unique hush puppy corn dog bites are a fun appetizer to share with a crowd. They're packed full of spices, Andouille sausage, and served up with an amazing Cajun seasoned dipping sauce.

Ingredients

Hush Puppy Corn Dog Bites

  • Neutral oil like canola or vegetable for frying
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup corn meal 
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, preferably smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 14 ounces Andouille or Cajun sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 

Cajun Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream 
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun/Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional) 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a deep-fat fryer or a heavy-bottomed pan with oil at least 2-inches deep.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients for the hush puppy corn dogs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the egg.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Add the cream cheese and mix until just combined.
  6. In batches of 4-6, dredge the sausages slices in the batter then transfer to the oil and fry for 2 1/2-3 minutes, flipping if needed, until puffed up and browned. Transfer cooked hush puppy corn dogs to a paper towel-lined surface to absorb excess grease.
  7. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the Cajun dipping sauce.
  8. Serve warm.

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 553mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc

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