National Corn Dog Day
This is all we need to make a run for it at the fair or to any other place that sells deep-fried food on sticks. Corn dog is the perfect combination of flavors: cornbread wrapped around hot dogs and then dropped in a deep fryer with oil.
What more could one want than a quick snack that can be eaten anywhere? It gets even better when they stick it on a stick. National Corn Dog Day reminds everyone that any stick is better.
Corn Dogs are a delicious American treat with a rich and diverse history. Corn dogs can be traced back to the sausage makers from Germany, and then on to the immigrants who came to Texas. Although Texas has more than its fair share of heat, the Germans who came to Texas weren’t afraid. They set up a business to sell their sausages and moved there.
It turned out that the sausages of the German Texans were not very well received. They decided to try something new and dip the sausages in an American breading (cornbread), before frying them.
In 1927, the first documented corn dog was made when a patent was filed to the US Patent Office. It described the process of making corn dogs this way.
I discovered that food articles such as wieners or hard-boiled eggs, cheeses, sliced peaches and bananas, and dates, figs and strawberries can be made into delicious food products by placing them on sticks. The batter contains a self-rising flour and is then deep-fried in vegetable oil at 390 degrees F [200 degrees C].
Corn dogs have been a huge hit ever since, especially at county festivals and fairs. They are also a popular choice for everything, from school lunches to serving on military vessels such as the USS George Washington. You can also buy frozen corn dogs (on a stick, or in small bite-sized forms) at your local grocery store. Then heat them up at home. This just shows that there is no wrong place to enjoy a Corn Dog.
A Corn Dog Celebration was established in the United States to celebrate this simple, yet delicious treat in 1992. The first Corn Dog Celebration was held in Corvallis Oregon. It was attended by a handful of people who just wanted to enjoy corn dogs and play basketball.
The event grew in size the next year as it included beer and tater tots. The event was eventually sponsored by corporate sponsors (Foster Farms, an American food company, and Jones Soda).
The 2008 event saw nearly 5000 parties across five continents, one of which was Antarctica. Although the excitement hasn’t been as great since then, it is still worth celebrating.
Although some might not see this as a reason for celebration, Corn Dog fans mark it on their calendars as one of their most favorite days of the entire year. You can celebrate with anyone you like, from the simple to the extravagant, but make sure to tell everyone and invite them all to enjoy the corn dogs with you.
These Corn Dog-related ideas are great for celebrating the occasion:
National Corn Dog Day is the day you finally get your Corn Dog fix. You can buy them frozen and bake them, or go to a county fair to purchase one from a vendor.
A cornbrat is a corndog that is deep-fried in cornbread. Yum!
Sonic is one of the most popular corn dog-serving chains in America, with locations in 44 of the 50 US states (and looking to expand internationally). Sonic often offers specials for the day such as 50 cent corn dogs (normally $1.29).
In honor of National Corn Dog Day, many restaurants and chains that offer this delicious treat will also offer special discounts to customers. It’s worth calling local restaurants to see if there are any special offers.
Large corporations may be able, in some cases, to arrange for their company to sponsor a corndog food truck that will come to the site for a special lunch. Smaller employers can get frozen corn dogs at a bulk grocery and serve them to their employees. This is an easy and inexpensive way to establish rapport with staff.
It was started by people in Oregon, so Oregon is the perfect place to celebrate it! However, there are many cities around the US and other parts of the world that have joined the celebration. To find one near you, check out the local community listings. You might be able to start one if there isn’t already. Consider getting one started!