Pretzel and Beer Dogs

Pretzel and Beer Dogs

Makes 4-6 Servings

  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound hot dogs, cut into 1 inch chunks

Heat approximately 1 inch of canola oil in a large, deep frying pan over high heat. In a bowl, combine the flour, crushed pretzels, cornmeal, baking powder, onion powder, dry mustard, and pepper; mix well. In a small bowl, combine the beer and the egg. Slowly add to the flour mixture, blending well. Dip each hot dog chunk in the batter, coating well. Carefully place in the oil and fry until golden, turning if necessary. Remove the dogs from the oil and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

There used to be (may still be there) a restaurant chain called Lum’s (sp)
that served hot dogs boiled in beer. They were the best hot dogs I’ve ever eaten. They were brought to a boil, then the heat reduced to simmering. They were allowed to simmer for a while. Served on a steamed bun with sauerkraut, they couldn’t be beat.

I remember Lum’s! I don’t know if theyare still in existence - seems like all the good ones are dissappearing if not already gone!