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|
3. Homemade Oreo Ice Cream
4. Oreo Cookie Balls
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!