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View Poll Results: Pronto Pup or Corn Dog?
The Pronto Pup is better 10 47.62%
The Corn Dog is better 8 38.10%
I have an unsophisticated pallet and can't taste the difference 1 4.76%
Fatty/Fried food is bad for you and both should be outlawed 2 9.52%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:06 PM
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As everyone in the civilized world is already aware of, the difference between a Pronto Pup and a Corn Dog is monumental and great armies have clashed on the world's battlefields in defending one, or the other's, honor.

Of course we all know that a Pronto Pup is made from a pancake batter type mix and was invented by George and Versa Boyington in Rockaway Beach, Oregon in the 1930s and resulted because their hot dogs buns were ruined in a rain storm.

Meanwhile... scurious, lying Texas brothers Neil & Carl Fletcher claim they invented their Corny Dog at the Texas State Fair "sometime" between 1938 and 1942 (conveniently vague...yes?) In truth the corn dog was invented in 1941 by a Minnesota State Fair Pronto Pup vendor when he ran out of his pronto pup batter and was forced to improvise on the spot.

In any case, each has their own unique tastes and qualities...which do you prefer?

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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In truth the corn dog was invented in 1941 by a Minnesota State Fair Pronto Pup vendor when he ran out of his corn meal batter and was forced to improvise on the spot.
If he ran out of corn meal batter, wasn't he already making Corn Dogs instead of Pronto Pups?
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:23 PM
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If he ran out of corn meal batter, wasn't he already making Corn Dogs instead of Pronto Pups?
umm, yeah
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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Never had either one, since I don't eat pork...
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Never had either one, since I don't eat pork...
Don't some folks make them with beef hot dogs?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Mustard, ketchup or both? I've always gone with both.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:31 PM
 
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Admittedly I'm speaking from some Iowa bias here, but corn dogs kick the crap out of pronto pups. It's all about the crunch and the slight oiliness that is retained by the corn batter when it combines with the acidity of the ketchup. Sublime.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Don't some folks make them with beef hot dogs?
Usually if they are all beef they will advertise that fact- If I have to ask and I get a sarcastic "yeah, they're all beef" I generally eat elsewhere...
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I have an unsophisticated pallet and can't taste the difference
All the pallets I have used are large and made out of wood.
Maybe that's why those folks with wooden palates can't tell the difference?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Both are great, but that corn really perks up the batter.
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