Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Deep Fried Oreos

Whatever. Don't act like you haven't heard of a far-off land where people deep-fry things like cookie dough and butter and Oreos at the state fair. And don't pretend that you aren't jealous that your friend didn't inspire you to deep fry an Oreo on a random Tuesday night, in celebration of the Oreo's 100th birthday*. Never mind that I don't have a deep-fryer, nor have I recently broken up with a significant other (which I've arbitrarily decided is probably a socially-acceptable excuse to deep-fry an Oreo on Tuesday night) - I forged ahead. 

You will need: 2 quarts + 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 1 cup pancake mix, 1 package Oreos. Sweatpants, because you obviously can't make or eat deep-fried Oreos without an elastic waist band, are encouraged. 

Heat 2 quarts oil on stove stop until very hot ( approx 375 degrees F)! Whisk egg, milk and 2 teaspoons oil together and slowly add pancake mix, stirring until smooth. Dip cookies in batter and drop (carefully!) into pan, cooking until golden brown. Remove (carefully!) and let drain on paper towel-lined plate. Enjoy!

The verdict? Let's just say those people at the state fair know what they are talking about. I don't particularly like Oreos or fried foods, but dearest reader-friends, these are ah-maze. ing. Like, use-every-ounce-of-self-restraint-not-to-pop-these-in-my-mouth-one-by-one-ah-maze. 

In case deep-frying Oreos isn't your jam (but trust me, it is), you can also enjoy America's favorite cookie (Really, America? You eat 20.5 million Oreos a day!?) like such: 
1. Oreo Cookie Cake
2. Oreo-Stuffed-Cookies
3. Homemade Oreo Ice Cream
4. Oreo Cookie Balls
5. Oreo-Filled-Brownies
6. Oreo Cheesecake
*On March 6,1912 the National Biscuit Company (seriously, why don't we still call cookies 'biscuits'?) made its first sale of Oreo sandwich cookies. Happy Birthday Oreo!


  1. jules! we made oreos-inside-chocolate chip cookies-inside-brownies. to die for. they were gone over night. may have to try the deep frying next time! another great post.

  2. oh dear god. this is not paleo friendly in any way, but i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee deep fried oreos. had 'em once at a fair in ohio when i was in college. i've never had them since, but let's just say i've spent an inordinate amount of time wishing i had.


    1. so not paleo friendly, it's kind of funny. But I only had ONE fried oreo, and didn't even same the batter! And since these things were like crack and batter is my most favorite thing on the planet, I would accept this as very strong evidence that I am prettttyyy dedicated to this whole cleanse/challenge dealio!

  3. Mags, they were unreal! I need instructions/visual aids for the whole oreo-inside-a-cookie-inside-a-brownie dealio!