National Corndog Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to corn dogs. This appetizing dish is made very simply: the sausage is wrapped in cornbread and dipped in boiling oil. The holiday is celebrated every third Saturday in March.
The history of National Corndog Day is not known. It is believed that it first appeared in 1992, when it began to be celebrated in Corvallis. Originally it was a group of people wanting to eat corn dogs and watch a basketball game, but later the holiday became much more widespread.
The dish itself came to American culture from Germany, along with the settlers. Back home, they were in the sausage business and decided to combine sausages with cornbread. Deep-frying made for a delicious and hearty dish that Americans loved! It was first popular in Texas, but later spread across the country.
Corn dogs could be found at fairs and various festivals. They were cooked in small tents, as all that was needed to create the dish was a deep fryer, lots of sausages, and cornbread. Cooking was very fast, so visitors could quickly get their order and satisfy their hunger.
- In 1927, the original recipe for corn dogs was patented. They were prepared as follows: the sausages were stuck on sticks (it was more hygienic and hands did not get dirty when eating), then dipped in liquid batter (for cornbread) and deep-fried at about 200ºC.
- In 2008, corn dog parties were held around the world to celebrate the holiday. One of them was even known to have passed through Antarctica!
How to celebrate
Attend the festivities to enjoy this American dish! If you have a deep fryer at home, you can make it yourself. Recipes are easily found on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask the users, have they tried this dish? What impression did it make?
When is National Corndog Day celebrated in 2023?
National Corndog Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March.