National Corndog Day

Did you know that today was National Corndog Day? It seems that since 1992 the first Saturday of the NCAA Basketball Tournament has been celebrated as Corndog Day.

Fosters Farms, Cord Dogs, National Corndog DayThe celebration has grown over time and now even has corporate sponsorship from Foster Farms. Here is a picture I took of a display of Foster Farms Corn Dogs at the grocery store today.

The corn dog has been around since sometime in the early 1900’s. Like many street or fast foods, the origins are shrouded by the mists of time and there are several claimants for the creation of the first corn dogs.

Today though we can all agree that a true corn dog is a hot dog on a stick that is coated in corn meal and deep fried.

Oh, and for our neighbors up north, they call it a pogo.

Hot Dog on a Stick, national corn dog day, corn dogsFor National Corndog Day I stopped by Hot Dog on a Stick as I knew that I would be able to buy one there πŸ™‚

Hot Dog on a Stick was founded in 1946 with the first location in Santa Monica, California at Muscle Beach.

Corn Dogs, Hot Dog on a Stick, hot dogHere is my corn dog. It is a nice color and looks delicious. I was ready for memories to flood back of corn dogs consumed while growing up πŸ™‚

Hot dog on a stick, corndog, corn dogHere is the results of my first bit. You can see the beef hot dog and the corn meal batter. Personally, I would have liked to have a bit thicker batter. However, it was a good bite.

ketchup and mustard, corn dog, hot dogOf course, the best way to eat a corn dog is with ketchup and mustard. However, some purists say that it must only be eaten with mustard.

I only bought one corn dog. However, once I finished it I was wanting more. Perhaps it was a good thing I walked all the way across the mall from Hot Dog on a Stick before I sat down to eat it. I saved quite a few calories πŸ™‚

Did you eat a corn dog today?




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