The Dagwood Dog (aka Pluto Pup)..who is responsible for this culinary atrocity?
"A delicious and convenient battered Frankfurt on a stick." - I don't think so.....more a disgusting glob of fat and artificial flavourings and preservatives coated in a thick layer of fluro coloured carbs dunked and fried in cheap animal fat....surely a dietary weapon of mass destruction?
1942 - Corn dogs, hot dogs in a fried cornmeal batter, were introduced at the Texas State Fair, created by Texan Neil Fletcher. This is what I managed to find, however, I am not sure if the corn dog is older than the dagwood dog as it is called in Australia. Hope it helps.