8 Wooden skewers or chopsticks
As needed vegetable oil for frying
8 (2-oz) TURKEY HOT DOGS
1/4 c cornstarch
1 Large egg
1 c milk, room temperature
1 (8-1/2 oz) box corn muffin mix
2/3 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
As needed mustard
Soak 8 wooden skewers or chopsticks in cold water for, at least, 30 minutes.
Pour oil into a deep fryer or a large Dutch oven. Heat oil to 375 degrees F over medium-high heat.
Pat hot dogs dry with clean paper towels. Insert soaked wooden skewers or chopsticks into one end of each hot dog.
Place cornstarch in a shallow pan and roll each hot dog in the cornstarch. Tap away excess cornstarch and place hot dogs on a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, whip egg and milk together. Gently stir in corn muffin mix, flour, cumin and cayenne pepper, blending only until the batter is smooth. Pour enough batter into a very tall glass until it is almost full.
Working one at a time, dip one hot dog in and out of the batter, until the hot dog is nicely covered with batter.
Carefully place coated hot dog into preheated oil and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. With tongs, remove hot dog to a cooling rack, allowing oil to drain before serving. Repeat steps for each hot dog, ensuring the oil temperature has returned to 375 degrees F for each hot dog.
Serve with mustard.