The All-American Corn Dog Kit: Does It Work? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/9/03

The All-American Corn Dog Kit: Does It Work?

It's chow time at fire station one in downtown Lubbock and fireman Jason Bobo is hungry! He's not too crazy about corn dogs, but says, he'll eat it anyway just for the purpose of the test.

For $20, you can make the All-Amercian Corn Dog with this corn dog kit. It comes with everything you need except the oil and weiners.

Now it's time to slave over a hot stove by heating up the oil.

While that's heating up, Jason mixed up the ready-mix batter, staked a weiner and dipped it into the mixture. "That looks pretty good. It has a good consistency," he said.

Things aren't looking bad at all. I'm actually excited the corn dogs might turn out all right.

So Jason stuck the dog into the hot oil. There's clips on the side of the pot to hold the dogs in place. He clipped in a second one and noticed the clips were very tight. And with hot oil, that's a bad thing for the fear of splattering.

"Uh oh! Looks like the batter came off," noticed Jason. That was from dog number one. So we took it out to take a look. "Whoa! Cool! Look, we have a fried weiner!" he exclaimed. All the batter had come off the dog.

Practice makes perfect right?

There goes the third dog diving into the hot oil. While that one was cooking, we pulled out the second one. This time half of the batter came off the dog. "I don't think that's going to work either," Jason said.

We weren't giving up! Time to look at corn dog number three. "Oh my goodness!!! Look at that!" Jason said. "That's not a corn dog!" said NewsChannel 11. The hot dog had split in half, and the batter was half gone!

OK, now things are heating up, like our patience! And to add to that, the tight clips are posing a problem. We managed to spill some hot oil into the gas stove, which almost caught fire. And no, we didn't put too much oil in the pot. We put the amount the directions told us; enough to cover the weiners!

Dog number four. "Oh my goodness!" said NC 11. "Watch out! I'm going quick!" said Jason as he raced to put the half corn dog on the plate.

The plate had four corn dogs that just didn't look so good. "I've got to get one right," said Jason.

Well, Chef Bobo, I'm sorry to put out your fire, but I think it's time to retire. "I think this is as good as it's going to get" Jason said as he pulled the last dog from the hot oil. Again, no corn dog here.

So here it is. The All-American Corn Dogs. Bon a petit! "It's doesn't taste that bad, it just looks bad," said Jason. "Not bad, looks horrible," said another fireman.

These dogs look nothing like the box. How disappointing! I'm sending these dogs to the pound! It Doesn't Work

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