Homemade Disney Pickle Corn Dog

Here’s how you can bring a taste of Downtown Disney home — the Pickle Corn Dog!

Pickle corn dog cut in cross section.

Disney Pickle Corn Dog

Here's how you can bring a taste of Downtown Disney home — the Pickle Corn Dog.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 836 kcal


  • apple corer
  • thick skewers or popsicle sticks
  • heavy-bottomed wide pot or deep fryer
  • thermometer



  • 3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt 
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 C. corn meal
  • 3 eggs
  • C. milk
  • 6 pickles whole
  • 6 hot dogs
  • C. panko bread crumbs
  • 6-8 C. vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 C. peanut butter 1 T. per serving


Preparing the pickle dog

  • Choose 6 large and straight whole pickles. Dry them off with a paper towel.
  • Use an apple corer and carefully core the pickles lenthwise.
  • Insert a hot dog into the hollowed out pickle and cut off any excess.
  • Remove the trimmed hot dog from the pickle. Insert a thick skewer or a popsicle stick through the hot dog leaving a couple inches for a handle.
  • Re-insert the skewered hot dog into the pickle and secure with a toothpick if needed. Remind your tasters that there's a toothpick in there.


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cornmeal.
  • In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs and add them to the milk.
  • Slowly pour the milk/egg mixture into the dry mix and stir to form a batter.
  • Spread the panko breadcrumbs onto a shallow rimmed pan.
  • Take a pint glass or any tall wide-mouth jar. Transfer the batter into the glass filling it 3/4 full.
  • Use a paper towel and dry off the pickle dog, this will allow the batter to stick better.
  • Dip the pickle dog in the batter and slowly pull it out. Swirling at the end to catch any drips.
  • Heat 3-4 inches of vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or dutch oven to 360˚F/ 182˚C.
  • Roll the battered dog in the panko. Place gently into the preheated oil.
  • Fry a few minutes on each side. Gently turning to ensure even browning. When golden remove and drain on a rack or a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve warm with a side of smooth peanut butter.


I adapted the batter recipe from ChepSteps. 


Calories: 836kcalCarbohydrates: 139gProtein: 27gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1765mgPotassium: 476mgFiber: 7gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 238IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 290mgIron: 8mg
Keyword corn dog, Disney, pickle, pickle dog
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1 thought on “Homemade Disney Pickle Corn Dog”

  1. 4 stars
    We really liked these, even if we had quite a bit of trouble making them. The pickles we got were not big enough as after being hollowed out, there was just a bit left with rind on it. The batter was very thick, had to spread it on as it was too thick to dip. Tried adding a bit more milk, 1/4 c, but that just wanted to run off. They fried very darkly at 365, but split the batter on the side not in the oil. Even though they were dark brown, the batter closest to the pickle was raw. We tried them with peanut butter and didn’t like it. They were better without condiments or ketchup & mustard. Will probably try again if I can find super big pickles. Will fry them for longer at 350 to try and get the batter completely cooked.

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