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.
5 from 1 vote
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
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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