Fried Oreos

I had the day off yesterday, so among the many things I planned for myself (i.e. running, cleaning, grocery shopping, blogging, etc) I thought I should try to make some fried oreos.  Remember that post about us at the 3rd avenue street fair and how we fell in love with fried oreos – again?

I also tried to make a video by myself.  The outcome: it’s a fun, quirky, shotty, shakey cam style that I hope to never do again.  Maybe Fatima can be the camera person next time.  Take a look and tell me what you think!

I looked up a ton of recipes and all of them have you make the batter similarly but different at the same time.  All of them called for pancake mix.  What I could not deduce from the instructions was whether the extra ingredients that were being mixed into the pancake mix were extra or part of the pancake mix directions.  That lead me to the comments where tons of people were saying regular pancake mix worked just fine and tasted better!  Seeing as I did not want to get too fancy with these things, I decided to keep it simple (and cheap).  And they turned out to be delicious!

Fried Oreos

  • Pancake mix (the ingredients it needs)
  • Oreos (I made 20 total with one serving of pancake mix)
  • Oil
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Start by heating up the oil.
  2. Make your pancake mix according to their directions.  My whole grain (correction from the video) pancake mix only needed 2/3 cup of water, and voila, pancake mix.
  3. Dip Oreos in the batter, covering the cookie and drop into the heated oil.  They should start to fry immediately.
  4. The oreos only need about 2 mins tops in the oil, so be sure to flip after a minute or when the bottom gets golden brown.  I let one batch of 4 go too long on each side and I liked them better when they had more crunch to them.  So try out a bunch of different ways!
  5. Once browned, place onto a plate covered with a paper towel for them to dry out.
  6. Wait 5-10 minutes and consume.  They are freakin’ delicious when warmed.

The Oreo literally melts inside the dough.  The pancake mix was $4.39 and the Oreos were $3.99 (we’re talking NYC prices people!) – that averages out to be about 75 cents toa $1 to make a batch of Oreos!  Maybe at your next street fair you can mix some up and sell 6 for $5!

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