Summer is officially right around the corner and that means summer fair foods are also on their way. I love heading to the County Fair to see what crazy fried foods vendors have come up with, even though sometimes the concoctions kind of scare me..like battered and deep fried butter?? I just don’t know about that one. I love butter, but hmm…not sold on that.
Today we have a little nod to summer fair foods with our Pretzel Brat Corn Dogs with a Mustard and White Cheddar Cheese Sauce. I really love this recipe. It’s fun, unhealthy and delicious. The ground pretzels add a nice, subtle flavor to the batter and goes really well with the brats! It is important that you cook the brats ahead of time or else the batter will burn way before the brat has time to fully cook through.
Both Father’s Day and the 4th of July are coming up very soon and these would totally make a fun and indulging treat to make for those special days! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Ingredients: 1 quart fryer oil Directions:
Pretzel Brat Corn Dogs with a Mustard and White Cheddar Cheese Sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
4 ounces shredded white cheddar
pretzel corn dogs:
1 cup all purpose flour
4 ounces pretzel twists, finely ground
1/2 cup ground cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups whole milk
5 bratwursts, fully cooked
5 popsicle sticks
1. Mustard-cheese sauce: Melt butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add flour and whisk together for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and continue to whisk for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Add mustard and cheese and whisk together until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
2. Pretzel corn dogs: Preheat oil to 350˚F.
3. Place flour, ground pretzels, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk together.
4. Add the egg and milk and continue to whisk together until batter is smooth.
5. Skewer each bratwurst with a popsicle stick and roll into the batter until well coated.
6. Fry each brat dog for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Drain each brat dog onto a paper towel and serve immediately with the mustard-cheese sauce.
1 quart fryer oil