Keto Corn Dogs! Restaurant Classics Corn Dog Maker Review

hey there it’s Steve from Serious Keto
and in this video we are going to do an unboxing and review of the restaurant
classics corndog maker but before we do that if you enjoy low-carb cooking
videos product and ingredient reviews as well as lessons learned from my
experiences with the ketogenic lifestyle and intermittent fasting click that
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so you’re notified whenever I release a new video I can actually recall my first
corndog I was probably about 5 years old and it was at the A&W restaurant in
Sioux Falls South Dakota and I have loved corndogs
ever since being on keto it’s one of those things I kind of miss so today not
only are we gonna try out the corndog maker
we’re also gonna see if we can make ourselves a keto corndog let’s see what
we got in the box we have some skewers we have the instruction manual and the
corndog maker which will give a quick clean before we try out one of the first
things that was apparent to me as I was cleaning this is there’s sort of this
wofully Dimond texture in each one of the receptacles here I don’t know if
that’s gonna present a challenge later when I’m actually cleaning this to other
things that also kind of stick out to me is these are a lot smaller than a
regular hotdog and the grooves for the skewers are fairly small as well so
we’ll see if that’s problematic when we’re making our corndogs
in addition to reviewing the corndog maker
we’re also going to try out this good Dee’s corn free bread cornbread mix and
see if that’s worth the price for the cornbread batter we’ll use 3 eggs beaten one tablespoon of apple cider
vinegar the entire packet of mix and a quarter cup of butter as you can see your standard hot dog is
about twice as long as one of these receptacles can accommodate so we’re
gonna have to slice some hotdogs in half then we’ll run them through with some
skewers and preheat our corndog maker the light is green so we’ll give this a
little spritz with some coconut oil add our batter at our hotdogs top with batter and
clothes all right it’s been about four minutes I’m gonna get these guys out of
here all right I don’t like that this tour like that I just need to pull them
all at once yeah that worked better so I did overfill a little bit and probably
went 30 seconds to a minute too long on the cooking at least from the appearance
here now let’s see how it tastes with a little bit of yellow mustard and no
sugar added ketchup that’s not bad so it seemed like the outside of the corndog
got more done than the inside of the batter the hotdog itself was plenty hot
but the batter didn’t cook all that well and it could be that this corn free
bread mixture just isn’t designed especially for this I may have to play
around with the batter but I think I think that this corndog maker is a solid
unit I think there’s gonna be some fun things we can do with it in fact I think
I’m gonna do those fun things in this video so for starters we’ll try corn
dogs again this time I’m gonna see if I can’t make my own batter that’s better
for better we use 1 large egg 1/4 cup of mozzarella 1 tablespoon of birch benders
kedo and about 20 drops of one-on-one flavors cornbread extract well we using
a food processor because we really want to get a batter like texture you could also use a blender or a
nutribullet little spritz of coconut oil pour in our batter add the hotdogs top with batter and cook
it’s been about four minutes it’s no longer steaming let’s see how they look let’s look pretty good now let’s see how
they taste that’s some good stuff right there I
think I could even go up to 30 drops on the cornbread flavoring if you look at
the corn dog here you can see that the batter is a lot better cooked than it
was with that corn free bread I like this and I think with a little tweaking
I can probably get this to a really legit corn dog but I got another idea
I’ve spritz the griddle with a little bit more coconut oil then what we have
here is my McGriddle dough which I will link to in the description below but
with an additional 1/4 cup of water to make it a little bit more pliable and
then we have a pork sausage let’s see if this works out is good in reality as it
does in my brain it’s been about four minutes whoo all right it looks like I
got a little bit overzealous with the mix also probably if I were to do this
again I would dial back on the baking powder from the original recipe from one
teaspoon probably down to a half teaspoon but we’ll tidy this up and give
them a taste that’s solid I’ll need to tweak the
McGriddle recipe a little bit for this but it’s it’s pretty darn close and it
makes me really optimistic about some of the other things I might be able to do
with this corndog maker so I am really kind of pleased with the Smart Planet
corndog maker at first I just thought it was going to be sort of a gimmicky
little thing and make some corn dogs but there are a lot of ideas I have already
with this I think you could make all kinds of little mini handheld sort of
food items whether it’s you know Pizza flavored something Mexican sort of like
making a you know chili relleno sort of like longer empanadas I think this is
gonna be a lot of fun to play with and I would be expecting to see some more
videos with me using this so stay tuned for those and thanks for watching


  1. Can not wait for this!!!!!

  2. I mention this in the video description, but for those who don't read that — There are no recipes linked to for this video. Both of my two "experiments" at the end of the video are recipes in progress — not bad, but not to my standards. When I feel that I've really nailed both, I'll create a video and put a printable recipe card on my website.

  3. Aha! I got to be the first like and comment!?? Love your videos, you have the perfect voice for commercials and voice overs! So cool!???

  4. Such great content

  5. I wonder if you just dip the dogs in the batter , like in traditional preparation, if that would be a faster, easier solution? Also, I'm thinking it would be yummy to dip some zucchini spears in your batter, and use this griddle, mmmmm!??

  6. your like a kid with a new toy !!!! and i think i caught the bug !!!! i never had a corn dog but now i gotta try it !!!!! thanks. on this diet you always are looking for ways to change it up …….

  7. What a great way to start my Monday off!?

  8. Try chaffle batter?

  9. All those that you mentioned at the end had my mouth watering….

  10. I can see you recreate Hot Pockets with this machine!

  11. This looks like a fun one. I'd love to see what happens if you wrapped a hotdog in fathead dough and put it in here. I usually do "corndogs" with fathead dough in the air fryer, but this looks like it could be a lot more fun.

  12. Awesomesauce … You popped into my feed a few days back and have been binge watching. I've been using your Chaffle recipes… Yum. I was thinking about the corn dog maker. And you sold me. Makes it easy to do keto on the go. Issues I have is prep and what to eat sometimes. This makes it simple and delicious. I don't need a cheat day. I can have my corn dog and eat it too. Lol

    New sub! And glad for it.

  13. Here in Europe (Spain) we have no ideas of corn dogs , never seen one or eaten one!

  14. Love your videos! Thanks for the honest review.

  15. Ugh…….!

  16. GREAT!!! Keep experimenting! I got one of these units this past summer when my grandkids were visiting and we had a lot of fun with it —but using Jiffy Cornbread mix. That, however, doesn't help me on KETO. In the back of my mind, I figured there was a way to make myself some much-loved, much-missed corn dogs and other treats like Mc Griddles. Can't wait. Love your vids. Keep ''em coming! I'm digging my unit out of the cabinet right now…
    Deborah Knepler (pronounce the K) from West Bend, WI

  17. Great video, thanks for all you do , very helpful to us on this journey.

  18. I wanna try this, I hate having to buy another gadget though

  19. Awesome! I am looking forward to all your ideas!

  20. Lol "that's solid" love it!!

  21. Looks delish, Steve!

  22. You go Steve! Love this???

  23. Wearing tee shirts that fit. Pretty awesome.

  24. The Steve Abides. Excellent!

  25. YAY CORN DOGS!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite from the fair with lots of mustard. I have been wanting hot dogs but we can't have the bun which is part of the good stuff. Trans guy Lee, Richmond, Va

  26. Love the experimentation

  27. Twinkies!

  28. I love the idea with the sausage, can't wait to see more of what you come up with. Another item I would love for you to try is the Dash Bowl. So if you run out of ideas please think of trying it. Thanks./Kathy

  29. I use this mix all the time and love making corn dogs in the oven in pans made for hot dog buns. My favorite new chaffle recipe that I really think you would like…1 Tablespoon of the corn free mix, 1 Tablespoon panko style pork rinds, 1 Tablespoon egg whites, 1 teaspoons either protein isolate or collagen, and finely shredded mozzarella added only to waffle maker, top and bottom. Reminds me of cracklin cornbread but is working for all savory sandwiches.

  30. I just bought this and it's ? in the box for a week. Now I know what to do with it! Thank you

  31. Good morning Steve. I love me some corn dogs. A variation of you corn tortilla recipe might kill it!!!

  32. Hmm I'm thinking Jalapeno Popper made in corndog maker. Thanks for sharing!

  33. I bought the corn flavorings called for in your corn tortilla recipe. I wanted to make the corn tortillas AND I would also like to make corn bread. Do you have a corn bread recipe I could use? The corn dogs look yummy!

  34. Chaffle dogs!

  35. I love your shirt! ?

  36. Love your videos! Maybe down the road you could experiment and make (Dash) mini pie maker recipes. I bought one and will be experimenting myself.

  37. Oh how fun and thank you… Can't wait for more keto foods on this. ?

  38. some eclairs…

  39. … as it does in my brain….lol

  40. Thank you! I bought one of these this summer and have never used it. Just yesterday I was wondering if I should take it to storage. I was thinking of using fathead dough after seeing a pigs in a blanket recipe. I guess it's staying! Great channel!!!

  41. Hey! These are fantastic ideas! Way more creative than I was when I poked you about making these. Thank you for taking the chance and trying it out. The options you have come up with are pretty cool and sound delicious. So, Thank you! Great video and look forward to others and your recipes for it. Totally going to do the McGriddle batter and sausage one. Yummy ?

  42. My first memory of a corn dog is at the state fair! I was probably 17 years old ?

  43. My sister cannot stand me anymore…I have a ton of kitchen gadgets and watching your videos I got even more ??

  44. Hey Steve!
    My "science project" is in the freezer. I plan to dust off my corndog maker and try some of your experiments.
    Also, how about mixing Birch Benders and Good Dees for the batter. YOU, try it. NO you try…lol

  45. Why do so many keto recipes rely on flavorings and "substitutes"?

  46. Perfect for portion control!

    And just plain ol F U N!

    And with the right type of keto dough… Berries pie, pumpkin cream cheese, desserts, stuffed taco, onion ring, cauliflower or broccoli bites, hot pockets, mozz sticks, chix pot pie, stuffed pizza, stuffed chaffles, maybe even a creative popover or beef Wellington too!

    So many fun ideas!

    LOVE kitchen gadgets and your channel!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  47. Okay, this is looking good so far; I see a lot of potential there. I'm sure that your are going to come up with some awesome recipes!

  48. You are so FUN !!! Thanks ! ILove this !!! I LOVE CORNDOGS !! I have to walk real fast by the Corn Dog Place in the mall !!
    How about a dessert one ? Like with cream cheese or a cream cheese frosting like a pop over thing ewww, CHEAM CHEESE DANISH OR CHEESE CAKE LIKE ! ?Deb in California ! Have a GREAT WEEK

  49. I was thinking possibly the sausage with chaffle mix instead of batter, but top may not stay covered.

  50. Go go better batter ?

  51. Put the batter in a mason jar and dip each corn dog in. Do not spray before use, it will avoid the dark outside

  52. Sweet t-shirt.

  53. Why not just use the chaffle recipe with cornbread flavor drops!

  54. How do you like your Air Fryer and what size and brand is it? Love your Keto info!!!

  55. Churro ! Filled and dipped into ! Egg Rolls ! Cream Cheese Egg Roll oh Endless ! Soft Pretzels ? ! Little Cheese Cakes ! Your on to something Fun and Good !

  56. Now you're just teasing me! 😀

  57. Oooh, this is awesome! Can you try “fried” pickles? How about “Fried” mozzarella sticks? How about ladyfingers doughnuts with sweetened cream cheese filling? All Keto, of course!

  58. I trust your opinion!

  59. I just ordered this corn dog maker and am glad I did, after reading so many wonderful comment ideas. The whole thing is just so festive!

  60. Wow. Never would I expect the corn dog maker to be Keto friendly. You are genius! Have you tried it with Fathead dough-Pigs in the blanket?

  61. Looks soooo good!! Love your ideas!!

  62. Oh yes, you got my attention at “chile rellenos’! Looking forward to that!

  63. Serious Keto love ? all those experiments ? ?, keep them coming. Darn I miss that chaffle crunch coming from the corn dogs ??‍♀️….

  64. that is pretty neat. I use fathead dough with some added stevia drops(haven't gotten my corn flavoring yet) rolled out thin and fried in olive oil or avocado oil. It is easy and one of the best recipes I have…may buy that maker thing though to not have to fry the dogs! (avocado oil is expensive.)

  65. I was thinking of maybe trying to make a hotpocket with the chaffle mix in my quesadilla cooker. Have you tried anything like that?

  66. Steve I just had an idea for you to figure out! One of the things I miss soooooo much since starting keto is French fries. Please and thank you!

  67. I miss corndogs!

  68. I've been eyeing this corn dog maker. Wondering if with this a sweet batter could be used to make a keto style twinkle or zinger.

  69. Very nice. I can only imagine all the options you cold do with this. A keto corndog would be pretty nice

  70. I love your videos. you provide a lot of info but get to the facts. Love your style. …. and can't wait to see the final product!! thank you

  71. I noticed a baby bottle warmer and some baby bottles with one missing baby bottle halfway through the video so who’s got the infant? ?

  72. mozza sticks?

  73. I can see many appliances coming into my future lol! Love corn dogs and haven’t had one in quite some time!

  74. Another serious review. Most excellent. Anxiously waiting for the tweaked recipes.

  75. Mozzarella sticks

  76. Did anyone else think Twinkie maker instead of corn dog maker or is it just me?

  77. You are amazingly creative, patient and so easy on the eyes and ears! Thank you for nailing another great idea!

  78. Ur a freakin GENIUS ? I love watching all your videos too. Maybe you can make some Keto Twinkies??‍♀️ Thanks for another entertaining video.

  79. The best hot dogs I have found for this is the Nathan's bun length thin hot dogs cut in half. Perfect length for this machine.

  80. Steve, Do you have any interest in creating a homemade keto protein bar? I'd like to know if making it would be cheaper than buying it.

  81. Thanks for testing out this gadget! I wonder if chaffle dogs would work…

  82. Wow steve. I love corn dogs. You have made me a happy camper.

  83. I could never eat corndogs….uggg. So, definitely wouldn't want to eat them Keto style. It's pretty wild seeing all the variations of the original recipes though.

  84. How bout trying pizza rolls in this?

  85. Fun video! I am looking forward to getting one of these. Great ideas!

  86. Did you ever work in radio?

  87. I don’t think that I would invest in one of these. I have so many gadgets already as it is.

  88. You're such a food guru! You really need to (a) write a cookbook and (b) become either my personal chef or send me care packages weekly!

  89. I'd be really curious as to how this method/recipe would turn out in your machine, with some of your fancy corn flavour magic stuff.

  90. What about Chaffle corn dog

  91. Chaffle dog…with the corn extract. (Guess I should have watched the video before making a comment.)

  92. are hotdogs keto?

  93. I've been making corn dogs in my vintage cast iron cornbread pan. The BEST cornbread recipe I've found is by Fluffy Chix. Everyone thinks it's real cornbread.
    One other thing I did was dice up the hot dogs and add them to the batter. It was a fun experiment…that worked!

  94. Excited to see your creations using the corn dog maker! I have had this in my Amazon cart and was on the fence on buying it. Thank you, because I am going to go ahead and buy it now that I can justify that I can use it for more than just corn dogs.

  95. I love your videos. Ty!!!

  96. If you had , your own cookbook to sell , there's a lot of people who would buy it , including myself !!!!
    Your wife is very lucky to have you , because you love to Cook !!!!!! "Happy Wife " Happy Life " !!!

  97. Great video! Where do you get the corn flavoring? What is the brand?

  98. Experimentation at it's best!! Thanks!

  99. I gave up 'processed food' 16 months ago and won't eat sausages again.

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