Mmmm- I'm not a fan of hot dogs, but the crust with this recipe is yummy. Corbin LOVED it and Brian just picked all the rice crust off of it and ate the hot dog underneath.
This recipe is from Lisa Lewis' Special Diets for Special Kids- Two. I halved the recipe shown here but should've added a bit more liquid into the batter to help it stick on better to the dogs but it still was great "kid fare".
*2 Cups GF flour blend
*3/4 cup Cream of Rice
*1/4 cup sugar
*2 teaspoons salt
*3/4 Cup milk substitute
*2 egg yolks, beaten slightly
*8 hot dogs
*8 cups oil
*Wooden skewers or chopsticks
Preheat oil to 375 in a deep pan or fryer.
Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl, milk & eggs in another. Then combine all together and beat with electric mixer until you have a thick, smooth batter.
Skewer the hot dogs and dip carefully into the batter. Cover the dogs all over, let excess drip off. It works better if you dry the hot dogs off w/paper towels beforehand.
Hold the sticks and submerge each one into the oil. Turn it slowly so it's completely coated and then you can let go of the skewer (I made sure the end of the skewer sat on the edge of the pan I was using). Cook each dog for about 5 minutes (turning once or twice)- until the coating is a dark golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Helpful notes that Lisa adds:
* The sugar can be omitted, but she (and I) thought it tastes yummy w/it.
* Cream of Rice contains only granulated rice but it is made ina plant that makes wheat products. There are health food store varsions that carry no risk of cross contamination.
* Always take care (read the label) when buying hot dogs. Kosher dogs are usually safe as are the ones in the freezer section of your health food stores- they contain no preservatives at all. Also many chicken & turkey dogs are acceptable- but READ READ READ.