Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Corn Dog 7 Revisited

They say you can't go back, some memories are better than they really were...Corn Dog 7 is such a memory! Back in the 1980's, it was a favorite place of daughters Stephanie and Amy. It was a special treat on Saturday afternoon or after piano lessons. Based in Hughes Springs, Texas at one time they had 87 locations. Some still exist in malls across America. Known for their golden corndog on a stick, Corn Dog 7 is about the only place in the US that still serves the rare delicacy known as cheese-on-a-stick. It can be found at fewer and fewer amusement parks and carnivals, but it's always on the menu at Corn Dog 7. It's basically a block of American cheese dipped in corn meal batter and deep fried. The cheese melts on the inside, saturating the corn meal. It's quite delicious and filling, and darn near impossible to make yourself. They also had a great Lemonade!

Don't go to Corn Dog 7 if you are in the mood for a salad, it's not on the menu!

One of the best things about dining there was watching them make your corndog fresh each time. Maybe it was the "anticipation" of that crunchy treat that made them so good!

The chain has an updated logo these days. This one is in Sherman, Texas at the
Midway Mall...just in case you want to add it to your list of "Places to Go On Vacation!"

Looks like prices have gone up quite a bit too.

Better than Good~that said it all! If you don't have a Corn Dog 7 where you live, you might want to try the following recipe. I found the recipe online, you can find anything if you Google it!

Corndog 7 Batter
6 cups Krusteaz pancake flour mix
2 cups yellow corn meal
2 eggs
Garlic salt
Kosher Hot Dog

Mix Krusteaz and yellow corn meal. Put in 2 eggs and mix all together. Garlic salt to taste. Put water to make it a good medium batter. Dip dogs on stick and deep fry @ 375 degrees for about 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.


  1. Never cared for corn dogs myself but my grandkids were visiting recently and Blake selected a particular brand of frozen corn dogs... which,surprisingly, were quite good!

  2. I never did like corndogs. Come to think of it, neither do my kids. Not sure exactly why other than they don't taste good to us.

    Sounds like your girls have fun though.

  3. I'm not a fan of corn dogs, but lots of people love them. I can't tell you why I dislike them, but I do. I'm glad there's a good frozen kind for those who are fans.

  4. My earliest taste of a corn dog was probably sometime in the '50's or early '60's at a local drive-in in Camden, Arkansas, called the Cow Bell. They made the best corn dogs. You've got to have mustard for dipping--the plain yellow kind. I'm not too big a fan of ketchup, so I'll take my corn dog with mustard, please.

  5. Ohhh! I love corn dogs with lots of yellow mustard!
    Delish....I enjoyed your post~watching them being made does add to the fun!

    Have a good week.


  6. Oh I love corn dogs!!! Never eaten there but looks great...

  7. You are so right corn dog 7 is not only a taste but a memory. Thank you for the recipe.The corn dog 7 that my "paw-paw" and I went to was in Winston-Salem NC. He has been gone for a long time, but the small of a frying corn dog brings back the memory of those Saturdays that we spent eating and talking. Again thank you for the info.

  8. I grew up in Maryville, TN. We had a Corn Dog 7 in our local mall. It was the best place ever, until it went down hill at the end of its run. I would love to have a CD7 near me again! It is time for it to make a come back.

  9. My first job at 19 was working at a Corn Dog 7. How funny. But it was hard work considering the oil splashes if you dropped one in the oil. Still have a little scarring from those days. But I think the Cheese on a Stick was the best. All they did was use Cheese cut into hot dog size but square at the ends and rectangular. They used American and Jalapeño Cheeses. HMMM now that was a treat u can't forget. And what about the 2lb Corn dog they sold LOL

  10. There is also still a Corn Dog 7 in the mall in Lufkin, TX..just incase you ever drive through!


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