If you were a corn dog lover before going gluten-free, you’re in for a treat with Corn Puppies from Second Helping. Not only are they super easy to make, but they taste just like their gluten-containing counterparts.
With playoffs in full swing and the Super Bowl right around the corner, I definitely have football on the brain. My first thought after trying out the corn puppies was that they’d make a great appetizer for a party for the big game. Just serve them up with some mustard or your favorite gluten-free dipping sauce. Since they’re smaller than the traditional corn dog (get it? corn puppies), they’d even be a great treat at a kid’s birthday party. With such a similar taste to the “real thing,” these will most definitely be a crowd pleaser.
The corn puppies also scored some major points for convenience. Just preheat the oven to 350 degrees and pop ‘em in the oven for about 25 minutes. They are a little high in calories (220 for 2 corn puppies) and have 610 mg of sodium, but in moderation, these can be a great go-to snack when you’re short on prep time. You can rest easy knowing they’re manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free facility and are soy-, casein-, and dairy-free, too (which makes them even better for party appetizers; they cater to multiple food allergies and intolerances!). The founder of Second Helping is diagnosed with celiac disease and the Executive Chef has a daughter with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, so you can feel confident they get it. Check out their stories here.
Second Helping products are only available in California stores as of now, but they’re available for online purchase through The Gluten-Free Mall. And, if I have you thinking about your Super Bowl party menu now, check out the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) website for a guide to gluten-free tailgating and some recipe ideas, too.