American Dog – …. I’m not talking about a dog here, it’s actually a name of delicious snack. I think why people call it “Dog” is because it is quite similar to the style of “hotdog”. It’s got sausage, it’s got bread (kind of), and is a handy snack to fill up empty stomach between the meal.
Here is the American Dog ↓↓↓
It’s a children’s favourite! You can find them at the counter in convenience stores in Japan along with niku-man (steamed pork buns) , karaage (fried chicken), and chips. It often comes with tomato sauce and/or mustard, just like hotdog.
American Dog is a savoury donut , and there is sausage inside! Sausages are coated in batter then get deep-fried in oil. Usually American Dog is big (containing 1 whole Frankfurt sausage) and a chopstick or wooden stick is used as a handle, but I use dry pasta for edible handle and I make them smaller so kids can easily munch on.
<Recipe> makes about 8 mini American Dog
- 2 long Frankfurt sausages
- some Plain Flour to dust the sausages
- 100g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 30g Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg (at room temperature)
- 20g Unsalted Butter
- 50cc Milk
- 1 or 2 Dried spaghetti
- Melt butter in microwave. Leave to cool.
- Cut the sausage into 4 pieces each, so there’re 8 pieces. Dust the sausages with plain flour in a plastic bag or a bowl. Shake off excess flour.
- In a mixing bowl, place melted butter, sugar, egg and milk, and mix well. Shift in the flour + baking powder, and mix with spatula.
- Break the spaghetti and stick to the sausages.
- Heat oil in a deep sauce pan to 160℃. Using 2 spoons, coat the sausages with batter then drop into oil. Turn the donut around until it becomes golden colour. Remove from oil to the rack. Repeat with remaining.
- Enjoy with tomato sauce, or any sauce you like