Corn Dog Bites

1 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons melted bacon drippings
1 egg, beaten
1 to 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 (16 ounce) package frankfurters
Vegetable oil
Prepared mustard, catsup, picante sauce (optional)

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cornmeal, and sugar; stir in bacon drippings.

Combine egg, buttermilk, and soda; mix well. Stir into flour mixture, mixing well. Cut each frankfurter into 10 pieces. Dip frankfurter sections into batter, coating completely. (Use wooden picks to aid in dipping.)

Fry in 3 to 4 inches hot oil (375 degrees) until golden, turning once; drain on paper towels.

Insert party picks, and serve immediately. Serve with Honey Mustard and Ketchup
Yield: about 10 servings.

Corn Dogs: Insert wooden sticks or skewers into whole frankfurters; dip frankfurters into batter, and fry in 3 to 4 inches hot oil until golden.