Korean Hot Dog Recipe

A Korean hot dog is different to the traditional sausage in a bun, however they do originate from soon after the Korean war and have an American influence. Koreans don't have there own word, they have adopted the English name of 'hot dog'

Korean hot dogs are a common street food available everywhere, Koreans will often order these alongside dduckbokki and will eat these with ketchup. Kids also enjoy these as they are cooked on to sticks and are easy to hold on to.

A common American 'Korean Hot dog' is called a bulgogi dog, which is literally a normal hot dog with bulgogi beef on top. The recipe here though is for the hot dogs you will find in Korea.

I have used the following ingredients:

4 Frankfurter sausages
4 wooden skewers
200g of breadcrumbs

50g of plain flour
50g cornstarch flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
salt and pepper
100ml of water

Dipping Sauce
3 Tablespoons of Tomato Ketchup
1 Tablespoon of Gochujang
1 Tablespoon of Sugar

sausage with batter

A very quick and easy snack to make at home, take the sausages and insert the chicken skewers at one end. Leave enough of the stick so that you can hold the sausage later. Take all the ingredients for the batter and mix them together well in a bowl so that it makes a paste.

sausage with bread crumbs

In a saucepan put a reasonable amount of oil so that you can deep fry them. On a plate layout all the breadcrumbs. Once the oil is hot coat each of the sausages in the batter and then the breadcrumbs. Pop them straight in the saucepan to fry.

Korean hot dog frying

As I have used cooked sausages once the batter is cooked, you can remove from the pan. I place on some kitchen towel to remove some of the oil and once the sticks are cooled you can eat.

If you want a nice dipping sauce, mix together 3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon of gochujang and sugar. If you want to make more of a meal of it you can cook some chicken breast in the same way and serve with some fries.

Korean hot dog served

Korean hot dog close up

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