Deep Fried Hot Dogs (Pluto Pups)

    20 minutes

    If you've got a deep fryer you can easily make your own Pluto Pups (or Dagwood Dogs...depending on where you grew up) at home. You can use vegetarian hot dogs as a substitute.

    50 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 1 litre of oil for frying
    • 20 wooden sticks
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) self raising flour
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg (beaten)
    • 1 1/4 cups (315ml) buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons (40g) butter or lard
    • 20 hotdogs

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 185 degrees C. Soak the wooden sticks in water so they will not burn easily.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, self-raising flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, buttermilk and butter or lard. Stir until smooth, then set aside to rest briefly.
    3. While the batter is resting, insert a stick up into the centre of each hot dog to use as a handle. Pat hot dogs dry with a paper towel to help the batter stick.
    4. Dip each hot dog into the batter and allow the excess to drip off. If the batter is not sticking, roll the hot dogs in a little bit of flour first. Fry a few at a time in the hot oil until golden brown and heated through, 5 to 6 minutes. If your hot dogs are very brown on the outside, and cold on the inside, your oil is too hot. Adjust temperature if needed.

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    Used different ingredients. I used Savloys & no sugar with some spices insted. INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  -  29 May 2011


     -  29 May 2011


    The crust was really good! You have to keep turning or they burn easily. Thanks for the interesting lunch!  -  13 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)