It doesn’t get much better than fair food! ESPECIALLY when those fair foods are fried! Deep-fried is by far the best way to eat Oreos.
Why I decided to fry Oreos myself.
It’s state fair season! I adore state fairs for the booths and the food! Esp the fried foods – elephant ears, churros, corn dogs and funnel cakes…
Deep fried oreos is what kicked off the deep fried anything and everything craze at state fairs a few years ago! It’s lead to the amazingness that is deep fried everything else.
I’ve even heard of deep fried coke – but I haven’t seen it so I’m not sure how they would do that! I’ve also tried deep frying pop tarts, cadbury eggs and peanut butter cups!
I’d say my favorite is the cheesecake, then cookie dough, then S’mores. Have you tried deep fried foods? What is your favorite?
Just take me to the deep fried Oreos already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for deep fried Oreos, along with links to other deep fried food recipes and get straight to this delicious fair food – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Tips to Make the Perfect deep fried Oreo
-If you don’t want to spend the money on a deep fryer, you will need a good thermometer and you’ll have to babysit the pot.
-Be sure to pick the right oil. Olive oil is not good for deep frying (too sensitive to heat), but many other oils are good, and their flavor can add to the dish.
-Freeze the Oreos before deep frying them, this helps the batter stick to the cookie.
-Use a toothpick, not a fork, to dip the cookies in the batter and then in the oil. A fork will leave areas of the oreo’s without batter covering it and result in the marshmallow melting out.
-When adding the batter covered cookies to the oil with the toothpick hold it submerged in the oil for a second to help the batter “set” around the dessert and the bite starts to float.
-If you just drop the oreo into the oil one of two things tends to happen – the bite will sink to the bottom and the raw batter sticks to the fryer and breaks open when you try to take it out. Or it will float and batter on the top spreads and gets too thin before you turn it and you don’t get even batter coverage
-Have a jelly roll pan with newspaper and a paper towel ready for the finished fried Oreos to drain before you start.
-When taking out the toothpicks twist first to break the batter then pull out. This way you won’t take a chunk of fried batter with you when you take the toothpick out.
-You can reuse frying oil, just strain it into a container till you want to use it again. And if you fry meat, be sure to keep your meat frying oil and your everything-else frying oil separate. Cross contamination is dangerous.
To make these deep-fried Oreos you’ll need
- deep fryer
- jelly roll pan
Deep Fried Oreos
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If you love deep fried Oreos you’ll love these other fried food recipes!
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Deep Fried Oreos
- 1 C all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 3/4 C whole milk
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Freeze the Oreos for at least 2 hours, I prefer overnight
- Heat the oil to 375 F.
- whisk all the other ingredients until smooth.
- bring out the frozen oreos a few at a time.
- stick toothpicks into the ones you can.
- Drench in the batter and shake off slightly.
- Fry for 1 – 1 1/2 mins each side.
- Top with a sprinkling of powered sugar and serve warm!