Beer Battered Smoked Sausage Corn Dogs

Chef Tom gets a little inspiration from State Fairs all over the US and cooks up some Beer Battered Smoked Sausage Corn Dogs.

Beer Battered Smoked Sausage Corn Dogs Recipe


  • 6-8 sausages/hot links, fully cooked
  • 1-gallon vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp Plowboys BBQ Yardbird Rub
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup creamed corn, pureed
  • 1 cup pilsner beer

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On the Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill, flip the power switch to ‘on’ but do not hit the ‘start’ button. This will allow the fans to run without starting a fire. Place an A-MAZE-N Tube Smoker, filled with cherry and pecan pellets, on the main cooking grate, on the left side. Light the pellets with a torch. Let the flame burn for about 30 seconds, then blow the flame out. Place your sausages on the second shelf, close the lid and allow to smoke for about 45 minutes.

Place the gallon of vegetable oil in a Lodge 7-quart dutch oven. Preheat to 390ºF, on the side burner of your gas grill.

About 10 minutes before removing the sausages from the smoker. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a whisk. Let sit 10 minutes. Transfer to a tall glass or marinade shaker.

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Remove the sausages from the smoker and run a thin, flat bamboo skewer up the center of each sausage. Dip the sausages in the batter and carefully place in the hot oil, two at a time. Maintain the fryer oil at 375ºF, monitoring the temperature with an instant-read thermometer. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel.

Serve with your favorite mustard sauce, like Big Rick’s Jalapeño Honey Mustard, House of Q Slow Smoke Gold or American Stockyard Smoky Mustard.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill


  1. Burt McCarthy
    May 26, 2018

    I live in Ireland and your recipe sounds really good but where do I get the ingredients you recommend.

    1. Josh Cary
      June 1, 2018

      If you can’t find Plowboys BBQ products in your area, then we suggest using your favorite barbecue style rub or creating one from scratch with a little salt, pepper, celery powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Thanks for watching!

  2. Kit
    June 15, 2019

    Can these be frozen and reheated at a later time?


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