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Fair Day Venison Corn Dog Recipe

Venison Corn Dogs! Comfort food doesn't get much better!! Love making my birthday girl happy with this deliciousness!

Venison Corn Dogs! Comfort food doesn’t get much better!! Love making my birthday girl happy with this deliciousness!

Fair Day happens to be one of my favorite days of the year. Corn Dogs are unmistakably one of my favorite  food groups! Once a year I get to eat on of the best feel-good cuisines around – corn dogs!

If you’ve been reading my articles and recipes, you know my love affair with venison. A few weeks ago, I thought, “Why not marry my favorite food group, venison, with my feel-good fair food, corn dogs.” The birth of the Venison Corn Dog was born and will remain alive in my home for as long as I’m around!

Ground Venison or Venison Links Will Work

 One of the pleasures of this recipe is that anyone with ground venison, venison sausage links, or ground venison sausage can make this dish. The only special equipment, wooden sticks, can be found in the arts and crafts section of your favorite super center.
Venison Corn Dogs are a GREAT MAKE-AHEAD MEAL and can be frozen after they’re cooked for up to 3 to 6 months. I usually quadruple the recipe, fry them all, then allow them to cool on cooling racks. Once cooled, I place them in freezer bags and bring them out for football games during hunting season or on those nights I need supper fast! Whatever your situation, I trust that this recipe will become your new favorite!


Fair Day Venison Corn Dog Recipe

Cook Time

40 mins

Reheat Time

15 mins

Total Time

40 mins


Main Course, Snack




corn dog, stacey lyn, stacey lynn, stacy lyn, stacy lynn, venison


4 people


  • 8 pounds venison sausage links or 1 ground venison sausage
  • 8 cups of vegetable oil plus 2 tablespoons for the batter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Special Equipment: 8 wooden sticks (found in the arts and crafts section of super mart stores)
  2. On a griddle or cast iron skillet, cook sausage links until cooked through and lay aside to cool. If using ground venison or ground sausage, mold the sausage around the wooden sticks to resemble a link, leaving one to two inches for the handle, then thoroughly cook over medium heat on griddle or skillet. Remove to a plate to cool.

  3. In a large Dutch oven, pour the vegetable oil to a depth of 4 inches. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile, insert wooden sticks into the links. Place 1/4 of the flour onto a plate and roll venison sausage in flour to coat, shaking off excess.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining flour (1/2 cup), cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cayenne, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil, then add eggs one at the time, whisking after each addition. Whisk in buttermilk. Transfer some of the batter to a tall glass, filling it a little more than 3/4 full.

  6. Holding the end of the wooden stick, dip each sausage into the batter coating completely, working in batches. Carefully lower the battered sausage and stick into the hot oil. Using tongs, remove the corn dog when the batter is golden brown all over, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer venison corn dogs to paper towels to drain. Repeat procedure with remaining venison sausage dogs and batter. Serve immediately with mustard.

  7. To re-heat: Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes on a sheet pan.


Find more of my recipes in my Happy Healthy Family Tracking the Outdoors In” cookbook!

2 responses to “Fair Day Venison Corn Dog Recipe”

  1. Amber Brandsrud says:

    I am SO excited to try this!!!!

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