Introduction: How to Fry Oreos

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Oreos. Mans greatest achievement. These wonderful snack cakes are enjoyable to everyone with a glass of milk. But man soon grows bored with his simple dessert. What else is there to do to an already amazing snack?! Fry it.

Step 1: Ingredients

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10 (or however many can quench your insatiable hunger) Regular Oreos
1 Bottle of Vegetable Oil
1* Box of Pancake Mix
1 Mixing bowl
1 Saucepan

* Instead of pancake mix, you can just substitute your own pancake batter or even waffle batter.

Step 2: Make Your Pancake Batter

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Whip out your favorite dry pancake mix (or wet pancake mix, but I doubt that exists) and use your eyeballs to read the instructions on it. Use everything it tells you. Don't assume that "Oh nobody will know if I skimp out on using two eggs, and instead use this fake egg solution I found at the grocery store!" They will know.
When you are making your pancake batter, use more flour than it calls for, or less milk. You want the batter to be thicker than normal that way it clings to the oreos. I also threw in some vanilla extract and cinnamon for taste.

Step 3: Fill 'er Up!

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Pour in just enough oil to totally cover the Oreos and to give them room to move around without hitting bottom. Set your stove-top to medium-high (ours went to 10, and I had it on 7). Using a candy thermometer (or any thermometer, I won't tell anyone) check the temperature every few minutes. When that bad boy reaches 280 Fahrenheit (138 Celsius), your ready to fry!

Step 4: Batter Up!

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Grab two or three Oreos and toss them in the pancake batter. Flip them about and make sure that no part of the Oreo is left uncovered. Make sure that you don't leave them in the batter for too long. Say the phone rings and you step away for a few seconds, that's okay. However, if your oil catches fire and you waste time trying to put it out, shame on you. Those Oreos could get soggy!

Step 5: The Hard Part.

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Now, this is where it gets difficult. Throw your battered Oreos into the molten oil and they should start floating around like little ghosts. Try not to put more than four or five in at a time because it gets very difficult to keep up with each one, and they may start plotting to destroy you.
Continuously splash hot oil on the top sides of the Oreos while they are cooking. This makes sure that they cook throughout (at least, in theory)
Watch the bottom of the Oreos. When they reach a rich, golden brown color, flip them over with your tool of choice.
Continue to watch your Oreos while still splashing them with oil. When the entire oreo is a dark golden brown, (emphasis on GOLDEN, not a dark brown) they are done. Pull them out and place them on a paper towel-topped plate. Give yourself a pat on the back, 'cause you just fried an oreo.

Step 6: Enjoy.

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Let all your Oreos cool down before indulging. I say cool down, I just mean don't dig into them five seconds after taking them out of the hot oil. Shove as many in your face as physically possible. These things are like ambrosia. Call your friends, call your neighbors, call your lawyer, call your doctor, call the emergency room. Share these artery-clogging monsters with anyone you can, because I can promise you, you cannot eat them all.

**A note from the editor-
We tried frying other things while making this instructable:
Golden Oreos - As good as their chocolate counterparts.

Snickers - The chocolate melted but they are extremely tasty

Reeses Cups - The chocolate and penut butter melted and mixed together to make a delicious concoction.

Butterfingers - Terrible idea. The insides of the Butterfinger caramelized to create a sticky, hard mess.

Raw Pancake Batter - Turned out sort of like a funnel cake. Very good.


Kayla5509 (author)2017-09-22

do one of you know how to make deep fried Oreos without eggs

bigryanj (author)2012-09-22

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i dont know

Brian Wall (author)2011-10-28

no offence or anything but are you american (like from the states?)

theweldingwizard (author)2011-10-19

Going Crazy Delisiouzz Humm ....Amazing Idea!

dylan034 (author)2011-09-04

These are great!Thanks for the recipe.

eulaliaaaa! (author)2011-06-01

Awesome! I remember eating these on the hot days of the Iowa State Fair. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

noahh (author)2010-12-27

Just made them, and I quite like them. Thanks for the recipe!

MrAngryPants (author)noahh2010-12-30

Your welcome! :)

ajanea (author)MrAngryPants2011-04-19

hey you just stole this idea from ANN WARD

DELETED_jorgegunn (author)2011-04-06

frozen hot chocolate is good too. You take a small ice cube tray and make chocolate ice balls then batter and fry. super yumm

Oxidizer (author)2011-02-12

Deep fried Twinkies are amazing too. Maybe one way to keep the items from melting during the frying step is to start with chilled items.

Kirbsome! (author)2011-02-11

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yrubutugly (author)2011-01-27

I made these for the boys while they watched the football game...they were a hit! and soooo tastey! thanks!

mandibug0218 (author)2011-01-24

LOVE this recipe Great instructable!!!

tobymac987 (author)2011-01-12

I tried this. Wow five stars my friend. It was simply amazing. Also i fried a cookies and cream bar and it was also simply amazing. Keep on rocking.

boernkak (author)2010-12-22

In Holland people eat fried stuff, you make them with a special batter. They're called 'oliebollen' (= oil balls, literally) and they are eaten at new years eve. With some raisins in them and powdersugar, they're lovely!

pettrik (author)boernkak2010-12-31


Don't they have 'oliebollen' in the U.S.?

How do they make it through New Years Eve without oliebollen?

Some more info:

BTW: Thanks for your Oreo recipe! Will try tonight!

555mst555 (author)2010-12-25

dude, i just made them. it was AWESOME!:)

BUT, i have to say, the batter can do WAYYY more than 10 oreos coz i made like, god knows how many and i still have some in the fridge now

vampire art (author)2010-12-21

The genus and species of that cooking utensil is a spatchula.

Saturn V (author)2010-12-21

You, sir, have open up the door to Deep Fried Heaven!
Imagine the possabilities! Nutter Butters, Reese's, Milky Ways...
*goes grab a towel to mop up the drool*

CrLz (author)2010-12-21

Awesome, I ate some at a street faire and was suprised how great they taste- like molten chocolate cake.

Thanks for working out how to make them!

JTigchelaar (author)2010-12-20

they look like oilibollen (pardon my spelling)

ilpug (author)2010-12-20

you might try this with Nutter Butters or Almond Roca.

Biohazard1194 (author)2010-12-20

Looks good! I might try the Snickers and Reeses versions, never thought of those... They sound almost better then fried oreos ;P

hawkfrost64 (author)2010-12-19

no offense, but I feel sickened yet excited at the site of this.

Roflolommo (author)hawkfrost642010-12-20

I'm excited enough for the both of us.

junits15 (author)2010-12-20

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MrAngryPants (author)junits152010-12-20

Thanks :)

hjhapje7 (author)2010-12-20

they look a lot like the dutch 'oil balls' or olie bollen ( in dutch ) we eat at 31 december in Holland

silver362 (author)2010-12-19

you aint got no pancake mix! :P
youtube for those who dont know!

i gotta try these look awesome. when i saw the name i was laughing my head off !

noahh (author)2010-12-19

I'm definitely going to try this some time.

lemonie (author)2010-12-19

They look nice, a worthwhile exercise!


Bongmaster (author)2010-12-18

i call that utensil Scoopy-Flip :3

kelseymh (author)2010-12-18

Those look an awful lot like Oreo-filled beignets. Mmmmm....oily fried goodness.

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