Here's All You Need:
1 1/2 cup pancake mix
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
3/4 to 1 cup water (don't make it too runny or the batter won't stick to the dogs)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 pkg Lil' Smokies
Oil for frying
Whisk the first five ingredients until well combined. Let rest for a few minutes. Add oil to a frying pan heating over a medium-high temperature (just enough oil to cover half of the corn dog).
Stir the batter once more before adding the Lil' Smokies. Pat dry Lil' Smokies in a paper towel, then place in batter. Coat evenly.
Place on a fresh paper towel and allow to cool. Serve with ketchup, mustard or barbeque sauce. Enjoy!
***It's difficult to get a perfect mini corn dog shape but if you can avoid dripping any excess batter into the oil, your dogs will be a bit more symmetrical. This recipe can also be used for full-sized corn dogs--just skewer a hog dog, roll it in the batter and fry using the same method.***