NORTH DAKOTA (KXNET) — Summer and the North Dakota State Fair are right around the corner.

To get a taste of that magical week, Kyara is cooking up the staple snack of that magical week, the corn dog.

She is turning the flavors of the famous food on a stick, into a salad.

State Fair Corn Dog Salad:


  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C IPA beer
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TSP of maple syrup
  • 2 TSP yellow mustard
  • 2 TSP stone ground mustard
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salad mixture:

  • Spring mix, or any greens you’d like
  • 2 C smoke sausage or smoked uncured kielbasa, chopped
  • 1 C medium cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 red and yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 C pepperoncini, chopped
  • 1/4 C dill pickles, chopped
  • Picked red onions
  • Croutons see below for the homemade crouton recipe


  1. whisk salad dressing ingredients together.
  2. Add greens on top of the dressing.
  3. Add the toppings to the greens.
  4. Toss completely.
  5. Serve chilled.

Homemade croutons:

  • 1 loaf of rye bread
  • olive oil
  • Rosemary


  1. Cut a loaf of bread into small cubes.
  2. Lay on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary. Toss until fully coated
  3. Broil on low for 8 minutes