Root Beer Dogs


Root Beer Dogs

Root Beer Dogs
20 Min

The original corn dogs, known as "Corny Dogs," debuted in 1942 at the Texas State Fair. Tasty Root Beer Dogs are an update of a classic recipe: They get their tasty twist from root beer soda, which makes the batter lighter and more flavorful.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups pancake and baking mix
  • 1 cup root beer soda
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 8 hot dogs, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine pancake and baking mix and soda; mix well.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.
  3. Dip hot dog chunks into batter, coating evenly, then place in skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden on all sides. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining hot dog chunks. Serve immediately.


  • Serve these with your favorite mustard or mustard sauce.


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Wow these rootbeer dogs are really good! Thanks Mr. Food. Mary

Need more information regarding pancake mix and biscuit, it that 2 cup of each or just one???

I used 2 cups of Bisquick, which I think they mean for you to use. It is a combination pancake/baking mix.

Yes, that is correct. :)

This recipe was good, not great. I was wondering if you have to cook the hot dogs first or if you just batter them and then fry them.

No, you do not have to cook the hot dogs first. These are extra delicious when dipped into your favorite mustard sauce!

These are so good and super easy so make! I stick a toothpick in mine so that they are like a mini corn-dog. :)

this will be a great, not expensive, finger food to take to a church social.

do you have to wait till root beer is flat?

There is a difference between complete pancake mix and bisquick. Complete mix usually requires just water.

My wife made these but when she put them in the hot oil the batter flattened out, tastes good but looks like a little hot dog with wings:>) She used Bisquick, do you make up the batter and then add the Root Beer or use the Bisquick powder and just add the root beer?

I am thinking from the ingredient list and the video that you simply use the root beer as the liquid in the dry mix. These sound pretty yummy and could not be much easier.

Got this from the rcipe above:What To Do: 1.In a large bowl, combine pancake and waffle mix and root beer soda; mix well.

Blytheville Guy, great tip on the batter can sometimes be hard to work with, and a fork or chopstick is really helpful. Since these are corn dogs with a "twist," I'm glad to hear they tasted like corn dogs :)

I used Bisquick Pancake mix & a cup of A & W Roothbeer and followed the receipe according to the rest, In the end mine did not look as it is pictured, probably cause I cooked it a min. longer then stated in receipe. It tasted to me just like a corn dog:) I do reccommend that when you dip it in your batter that you use either a fork or a chop stick then twirl it around in the batter then drop it in the hot oil.

I fixed these root beer dogs lastnight and I thought they were wonderful. What a new way to have a tasty dog. Would be great little party treats too.

Carrottopsmomma, sounds like Jiffy makes a great alternative! I will have to try Root Beer Dogs that way.

I made this with the Jiffy baking mix and it worked just fine!

You should be able to use it. I am going to try this with Jiffy. I will let you know how it works out.

Can you use Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix instead of pancake mix?

They are basically the same except pancake mix is not quite as versatile I don't think. I use Jiffy all the time, cheaper than Bisquick, and makes all sorts of different things right off the shelf out of the box.


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