Korean Corn Dog

Korean corn dogs are hot dogs coated in a batter, then deep fried and finished with sugar. They’re sweet and salty and completely delicious.

Is there anything more delicious or incredibly fun than a Korean corn dog?!  The sweet and savory combination of the crispy outer batter and the stretchy cheese pulls – I’m addicted!

If you’ve watched any K-drama or are remotely interested in Korean culture, you’ve seen Korean corn dogs: beautifully fried, golden battered hot dogs with mozzarella on a stick, dusted with a sparkling sprinkle of sugar.

Korean corn dogs are everywhere street food is a thing and it’s not really surprising that they’re so popular. I had a Korean corn dog way back in the day when travel was still a thing, fresh from the fryer and it was glorious. The cheese was melty and the batter was crisp and savory. I’ve been missing travel like crazy and making Korean corn dogs at home is the next best thing so here we are.

What is a Korean corn dog?

Korean corn dogs are hot dogs, rice cakes, fish cakes, or mozzarella cheese coated in a batter (and sometimes panko, french fry pieces, or ramen) and deep fried. They’re finished with sugar and a signature squirt of your condiment of choice: ketchup, mayo, mustard, or all three. They’re sweet and salty and completely delicious.

Some Korean hotdogs are made with a yeasted batter and some are made with a rice flour batter. There are a lot of variations!

What makes Korean corn dogs different?

There are a couple of differences between the corn dogs you know and Korean corn dogs. The main difference between corn dogs and Korean corn dogs lies in the batter.  American corn dogs are battered in a cornmeal batter  and Korean corn dogs are battered in a yeasted dough or a rice flour batter.

Korean corn dogs are also finished with a sprinkling of sugar. And last of all, Korean corn dogs don’t actually have to have hot dogs in them. There are plenty of Korean corn dogs that are just mozzarella cheese, fish cake, or rice cakes.