This state-fair knockout actually comes from the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colo., where executive chef Kevin Erving serves his elk corn dogs. The process is a multiday one, so a measure of ambition helps. If you run out of ambition, however, you can skip the battering and just grill or broil
the sausages instead—serving them as hot dogs rather than corn dogs, in other words. Either way, you're tasting franks at their wildest.