Everyone enjoys party food, right? Some party food is guaranteed to please everyone, whether it’s a dinner party with your closest friends or a celebration for your children’s birthday. Among them is the common hotdog, of course. Who has attended a gathering without spotting some traditional hotdogs on a stick with some marshmallows? Or perhaps pigs in a blanket if you want something a little more “upgraded”? Additionally, a charcuterie board at more formal events is never complete without sausages and cold cuts! In fact, sausages and hotdogs are typically served at parties. But are you looking for ways to enhance this party’s appeal even further? These tornado franks are interesting; they may be exactly what you’re looking for!
What are Tornado Franks?
Tornado Franks can either be consumed on a stick or as a sausage sandwich. They are made up of tender, lightly sweet dough strings and flavorful CDO Chicken Franks. Its name comes from the way the strings wrap around your meaty sausage in a spiral pattern that almost resembles a tornado. We know you and your family will enjoy this food because it is cozy and familiar with a pleasant memorable twist. These tornado franks’ allure will be difficult for children in particular to resist!
What kind of sausage is in Tornado Franks?
CDO Chicken Franks are used to make this delectable party food. As the name implies, chicken franks are essential, consisting of prime chicken meat mixed with a variety of herbs and spices. This imparts to your chicken the savoury, smoky flavor we love in franks. A lighter and healthier alternative to the typical pork or beef fare is to make them from chicken. Chicken franks are undoubtedly the way to go for those who enjoy hotdogs but want to take their enjoyment of it to the next level. You’ll never want your sausage cooked any other way!
What can I serve with Tornado Franks?
As a filling snack, tornado franks alone can be quite substantial. Your choice of dipping sauce, from vinegar for a nice contrast to barbecue sauce, can be used to smother your smoky sausages. Additionally, you have the option of serving your tornado franks with some dependable French fries! These crisp, golden, and easy-to-make fries are a great alternative to delivery or takeout because they can be made at home. Your kids will adore them, and they go fantastically with hotdogs.
Another option, though still down the potato route, is a good old potato salad! Perfect with meaty dishes like this one, this potato salad is creamy with a mix of sweet and savory flavors. The additional pineapple is a nice touch that’ll counter the taste of your Tornado Franks well. It’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet, and your guests simply won’t get enough of it!
Making the dough for Tornado Franks
The fact that making tornado franks is so simple and easy is another fantastic feature! You and your loved ones will be able to savor this tasty treat right away. Making the dough itself will actually take up the majority of your preparation time, but even that is easy. You’re saving time and effort and making this dish even more convenient for everyone by using pre-made pancake mix!
All you need for your dough are half a cup of all-purpose flour, half a cup of pancake mix, and some tablespoons of water. Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl, and mix them thoroughly. The goal is to get a nice and smooth texture, so keep kneading until you’ve achieved the same. Then, take the dough you’ve made and cut it up into four to six parts. Roll them up until you’ve made the dough strings we’ll be spiraling around your Chicken Franks.
How to assemble your Tornado Franks
Now that you have your dough strings ready, it’s time to assemble your Tornado Franks! Take each of your CDO Chicken Franks and skew them on bamboo skewers. Make a spiral incision along your sausage, so there’s a bit of an indent. Then, fill each incision with dough strings. This may sound complicated, but don’t worry; you’ll get the hang of it! Check out this video for a visual on how to get those incisions just right.
Fry your Tornado Franks in a pan with a cup of hot cooking oil for three minutes per side. To ensure that the sausage is cooked all the way through, turn them over occasionally. When finished, take them out of the pan and let them cool. To get rid of any extra oil, you can choose to line your plate with paper towels or place it on a wire rack first.
Your Tornado Franks is ready to eat with your preferred dipping sauce! Share and savor these tasty, savory snacks with your family, and let us know what you think in the comments!