1/2 cup corn flour or masa harina (Maseca from Co-op is the best)
3/8 cup rice flour (plus extra for dusting)
3/8 cup tapioca starch
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
gluten free hot dogs, halved crosswise, or cooked breakfast sausages
canola oil, for cooking
1In a medium bowl, whisk together the corn flour, rice flour, tapioca starch, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg; add it to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
3Place some rice flour in a shallow bowl. Bring a couple inches of canola oil to 350-375F in a wide heavy pot.
5Thread hot dog halves onto popsicle sticks and douse them in rice flour, then dip in the corn flour batter to coat. Carefully place into the hot oil and cook a few at a time (don't crowd the oil, or it will cool it down), turning often with tongs, until golden on all sides. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.