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Cheesy Fried Crescent Dogs

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8
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It’s dinner, on a stick! This riff on a classic Korean corn dog has all the cheesy, crispy fried deliciousness of the original, using oh-so-easy Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheets instead of messy batter. Serving this fun and delicious meal with an array of toppings means everyone in the family can make their own custom creation. Time to get creative!
Updated Oct 4, 2023
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What is a Cheesy Fried Crescent Dog?

It’s crispy, ooey-gooey, golden deliciousness. Filled with melty mozzarella and wrapped with Pillsbury™ Crescent Dough, this cheese-filled corn dog gets its signature crunch from a coating of Panko bread crumbs. Fried to perfection and topped with your favorite condiments, this crescent corn dog is seriously craveable.

What can I top my Cheesy Fried Crescent Dog with?

Ketchup and mustard are classics, but why stop there? Add some flavored mayo to the mix to spice up your spread. If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the basics, try adding hot sauce or even gochujang to the mix. Either makes a great compliment for a meal inspired by Korean corn dog recipes. To read more about this recipe and see Pillsbury’s take on other trends, click here!



  • 1
    In deep fryer or 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 3 to 4 inches oil to 325°F over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 can of dough on work surface. Reshape into 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut dough in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise. Repeat with second can of dough.
  • 3
    Insert 1 stick in one halved hot dog, then through one halved cheese stick. Repeat with remaining hot dogs and cheese.
  • 4
    Place 1 hot dog and cheese stick on short end of each rectangle. Roll up dough around each, leaving stick exposed; pinch edge to seal. Pinch ends of dough to enclose.
  • 5
    Place bread crumbs in shallow dish or pie plate. Roll each crescent dog in the bread crumbs, pressing to adhere.
  • 6
    Fry in batches in hot oil 6 to 8 minutes or until deep golden brown on all sides and fully cooked inside, turning as necessary. Drain; immediately sprinkle on all sides with sugar.
  • 7
    Drizzle with mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Place condiments in separate resealable food-storage plastic bags; seal and snip the ends for perfect drizzling, or opt for squeeze bottles of condiments.
  • tip 2
    Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheets are ideal for constructing a corndog filled with cheese because there are fewer seams to seal than with regular crescent rolls. You’ll want to take your time to ensure the seams are sealed properly or else the cheese could melt and escape into the hot oil during frying.
  • tip 3
    Love a cheesy crunch, but you’ve got a smaller crowd? No problem. This cheesy corn dog recipe can easily be halved to make a smaller batch.
  • tip 4
    Recipe can be easily halved for a smaller batch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Corn Dog and a Korean Corn Dog?

In a word? Batter. American corn dogs are dipped in a cornmeal batter, while Korean Corn Dogs use a batter made with rice flour. The Korean version is also typically coated in breadcrumbs, or sometimes other crunchy toppings like potato cubes or rice puffs. Often, there is a sprinkling of sugar coating the outside as well, making them prime for sweet or savory toppings.

What are some other variations of Korean Corn Dogs?

While the American version of the corn dog sticks to the same formula, batter and hotdog, the Korean version has many different versions. The “traditional” version features half sausage or hotdog and half mozzarella cheese. You can also get a cheese-only version, often filled with mozzarella, cheddar or cream cheese. There are other variations that feature sweet potato, rice cakes and even ramen noodles. It’s clear the Korean Corn Dog is as imaginative as it is tasty!

Nutrition Information

550 Calories, 42g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
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Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
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1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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