S’Better Farms makes my favorite gluten-free chicken fingers (of the seven brands I’ve tried) and the company also makes gluten-free corn dogs. Even though I probably haven’t had a gluten corn dog in twenty years and didn’t care much for that particular carnival fare in the past, I broke down and bought a box of the S’Better Farms version just because I could.
The instructions on the corn dog box say to defrost the product in the refrigerator overnight, but I took them out of the freezer in the morning and they were defrosted by late afternoon. For some reason, I was determined to pan fry the corn dogs in my cast iron skillet even though the product has already been fried once. On the weekend night we were having them it ended up raining so I had to fry the corn dogs inside. To cut down on the smell of fried foods, I always simmer a little cinnamon in some water. That trick works great for all fried food and when cooking any type of fish in the house. It worked great for the corn dogs.
I fired the corn dogs in canola oil and it only took a few minutes for them to get very golden brown on each side. After draining them on paper towels, I realized the dogs were super greasy and they didn’t need to be fried. Cooking them in the oven would have worked fine.
My husband has not met many fried foods that he likes (except for sweet potato fries) and until I went gluten-free, I rarely ate anything fried except for a seafood platter in FL once a year and the occasional fried chicken dinner.
As I ate the super greasy corn dog, I realized that some things just aren’t that great regardless of ingredients. The S’Better Farms corn dogs tasted as good as any gluten versions I’ve had. However, none of the gluten versions were ever that impressive in the first place. Sometimes curiosity kills the cat, no doubt.
If someone likes corn dogs with gluten breading, they will likely really enjoy this offering from S’Better Farms. As for me, I’ll stick to their fabulously crunchy chicken fingers and remember to think twice before buying something I don’t even like a gluten version of.
*S’Better Farms products are sold in stores in the U.S, Canada and online. The product line is both gluten-free and Kosher.