• In a bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, dry mustard, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  • In a bowl, mix together egg and milk. Add to flour mixture and mix well.

  • Insert wooden skewers into the ends of frankfurters. Pour cooking oil into skillet to a depth of 1 inch; heat oil to 365 degree F.

  • Coat franks with batter. (If batter is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.) Place coated franks, 3 at a time, in hot oil. Turn franks with tongs after 10 seconds to prevent batter from sliding off. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until golden, turning again halfway through cooking time.

  • Serve hot with catsup and mustard, if you like. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; 28 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 632 mg sodium. 21 g carbohydrates;