NATIONAL CORN DOG DAY
In March every year, National Corn Dog Day gives sports fans, concert and fairgoers another chance to dunk.
The corn dog started out as a sausage or hot dog baked or deep-fried in a cornmeal breading and served as a sandwich. In the late 1930s or early 1940s, this sandwich became a convenient fair food when the whole meal was put on a stick before being deep-fried. Fairgoers could then eat their corn dog while taking in the exhibits.
The popular convenience food is often enjoyed with mustard, ketchup, and other dipping sauces. Adding utility of a stick carried to other fried foods as well and the practice continues today. From sports arenas to amusement parks, state fairs and concerts, Americans can get their corn dogs and dipping sauces to go and not miss out on a moment of the game.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CORN DOG DAY
Grab a corn dog and get back to the game. Don’t forget the sauces, either. We have dipping sauce recipes for you to try. Be sure to get the whole family involved.
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NATIONAL CORN DOG DAY HISTORY
Brady Sahnow and Henry Otley created the observance in 1992 in honor of the saving grace of corn dogs and the March Madness that is basketball.