Fried oreos are a state fair special. The ones at the Kentucky State Fair are especially good. I know because I have eaten lots of them. :D
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
Put the pot of oil on the stove over medium heat.
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
Depending on your pancake mix, you mix have a runny batter right now. We'll do a test fry to see how things are going. :D
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
Before you start, double check that the oil has reached 350 F. If it's there, turn down the heat just a bit so the oil doesn't keep going up in temp.
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!
You can eat them as-is, on ice cream, covered in powdered sugar - whatever you like. :D
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.