Fried oreos are also a fun dinner party dessert because they're so easy to make at home. This might be a bad thing to share with the internets, and I might be contributing to the rise of obesity, but good lord they're good.
As my boyfriend said:
"It's like a pancake and an oreo had a delicious baby!"
He ate six fried oreos. This, my friends, is a man who knows what he's talking about.
Step 1: Ingredients:
- double stuffed oreos (If you're gonna do it might as well go all out!)
- 1 1/4 cup pancake mix (I used Krusteaz buttermilk)
- 1 tablespoon canola/veggie oil
- 1 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
Step 2: Make the Batter and Heat the Oil
In one bowl, mix together the milk, egg and oil. Mix it really well - you shouldn't have any bits of egg floating around. Add a pinch of salt to the pancake mix, and then pour in the milk mixture.
Combine these two with a whisk until you're nearly clump free. :D
Step 3: Getting the Right Batter Consistency
As you can see, the fried oreos on the left are looking a little sad. The batter for these was just too thin. I originally started out with a 1:1 ratio of pancake mix and milk and it just wasn't working. Adding another 1/4 cup of pancake mix made it perfect.
So if your batter is too thin, just add mix little by little (1/4 cup at a time) until it's thick enough to cover the oreo well!
Step 4: Frying
Dip the oreos into the batter and toss them around to coat well. Don't leave them in here too long - just do a few at a time. If you let them hang out too long they'll get too soft.
Lower them gently into the hot oil and fry them, turning them over and moving them around for a couple minutes. Each batch should take no more than 2-3 minutes to get nice and golden brown.
When they're golden brown, pull them out and let them rest on a plate covered in paper towels. :D
Step 5: Eat!
Just know that they aren't so good once they've been cool for a while - it's best to eat them when they're hot and gooey.