There’s nothing like enjoying a corn dog at a backyard picnic, or fair. But when you’re buying them frozen, the shelf life is uncertain. This brings us to the following question: how long do frozen corn dogs last?
Frozen corn dogs can last anywhere from 4-5 months, sometimes even longer. As time goes by, they will begin to lose flavor and taste. So, even though consuming corn dogs after this amount of time is safe, they might not taste as good.
How Long Do Corn Dogs Last in the Fridge?
Once thawed, corn dogs can last around 3-4 days in the fridge. It should be noted that after you defrost corn dogs, they should not be frozen again. That’s because it’s not safe to defrost and freeze meat again.
If you plan on making corn dogs for a large group of people, defrosting them ahead of time is a smart option. Once thawed, there will be less work for you to do and they will be faster to cook.
Homemade corn dogs will also only last 3-4 days in the fridge. Due to the fact that corn dogs are filled with sausage, they are considered unsafe to eat after this amount of time has passed.
Can You Freeze Corn Dogs?
Since most pre-made corn dogs come frozen, they should be placed in the freezer. This will preserve their level of freshness and they will be safe to eat for months.
If you plan on eating corn dogs the same day you bought them, it’s okay to let them thaw first. Defrosting can help improve taste, as there won’t be frozen sections after you heat them.
Homemade corn dogs on the other hand are different. They should be kept in the fridge and should be eaten 2-3 days after making them. If you don’t plan on eating them right away, place them in the freezer immediately.
When it comes to heating corn dogs, you have three options: conventional oven, microwave, or air fryer. Unless you have an air fryer, the oven option is the best for a crispy outside.
Heating up corn dogs in the microwave is quick, but they don’t taste as good (in my opinion). Here’s how you can heat your corn dogs in three different ways.
- Oven: Preheat to 375°F. While the oven is warming up, place the corn dogs in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes if frozen and 18-20 minutes if the corn dogs are thawed.
- Microwave: Place the corn dogs in a microwave safe dish. Then, heat them on high power for 60 seconds if frozen, or 30 seconds if thawed (time will vary based on power of microwave).
- Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 370°F and place the corn dogs in the fryer basket. Heat for 13-15 minutes if frozen, or 10-12 minutes if the corn dogs are thawed.
Regardless of how you cook them, corn dogs will always take longer when you are making a large batch.
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