Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Corn Dog Casserole

I had a few requests for this one on last week's menu plan...sorry it took me so long to make it!

The Ingredients...

...2 tbs. butter
...2 cups sliced celery (not pictured)
...1 small, yellow onion
...1 package hot dogs
...2 eggs, beaten
...1 1/2 cups milk
...1 tsp. sage
...1/4 tsp. black pepper
...2 (8 oz) pkgs. corn meal mix
...Cheese to garnish


Preheat oven to 400*. Over medium heat, melt butter in a large skillet. Saute celery and onions in butter until soft. Set aside in small bowl. Slice hotdogs into quarters, and then into small pieces. Saute in same skillet used for celery/onion. Mix into celery and onion mixture, and set aside one cup of mixture. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, sage, pepper and corn bread mix. Stir well to combine and add in hot dog mixture. Spread into a greased 9x13 baking pan and top with remaining 1 cup of hot dog mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

My Thoughts...

I didn't particularly care for this, I thought it came out pretty dry. The flavor was good and all, but it really could have used something to make it a little less dry. Hubs, however, LOVVEEDD this! He asked me everyday after I made this if there was any left, because he wanted to take leftovers to work. This would be a very kid friendly recipe as well, and is a great alternative to corn dogs in a pinch!

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