Last night I finally had some time to experiment with a recipe that I stumbled upon on no other than Pinterest – Fried Oreos. While I don’t usually make recipes that require lots of hot oil, this one caught my attention fast… not to mention, made my stomach grumble.
Making homemade Fried Oreos is actually not too hard, it just gets a bit messy. It is definitely worth it though, and your kids will be forever grateful!
All you need is a pancake batter recipe, some Oreos and some hot oil (this is not a recipe that’s safe for young kid chef-helpers).
Here’s how it works.
1- Add about 3 inches to a deep pot and turn on the heat. (I probably used 2.5 inches)
2- Make your pancake batter recipe and have your Oreos ready and waiting. Set up a plate with a layer or two of paper towels near where you’re frying.
3- Test whether the oil is hot enough to begin frying by dropping in a few small drops of batter. The drops should float back up and sizzle. If it’s not ready, they’ll be too soft. They should turn golden brown within a minute or two of frying. That’s when the oil is ready.
4- (MESSY ALERT) Dip the Oreos in batter until completely covered and then carefully put them into the oil. Flip them over after about 1-2 minutes. If they’re turning golden brown too fast, lower the heat a little on the oil.
5- Let the Oreos cool on the paper towels.
Once cool, they go great with powered sugar!
I was completely amazed with how AWESOME the first bite was… immediately brought me back to my first time trying a fried Oreo. I was at a baseball game and a friend of mine bought them for us and her siblings… I couldn’t believe it – what?? A Fried Oreo you say? It was true love at first bite, that’s for sure. And definitely a taste of summer!
*** Cook’s Note – You’ll most likely have a lot of pancake batter left after frying up the Oreos. I saved some to make real pancakes for another day… but then I also used a bit of it to try out another one of Diane’s recipes… Pancake Cupcakes. ***
Alexandra is the Community Development Manager & Main Video Editor here at WomenCentric. When not cooking and baking whenever she can, Alexandra is the voice behind our social channels and has a background in television production and communications.