How to Deep Fry Oreos at Home

How to make Deep Fried Oreos
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So you've heard about the deep fried Oreo craze? If you haven't had many deep fried sweets before, that combination may not even make sense to you. How do you prevent an Oreo from simply absorbing in all the oil? Does it even taste good?

We'll answer all your questions on why deep frying an Oreo at home is actually a genius idea when done properly.

What is a Deep Fried Oreo?

A Deep Fried Oreo is simply an Oreo dipped in batter that is fried at extremely high temperatures. The batter be made from a variety of things such as pancake mix to provide a flavor and texture that goes with the Oreo well.

Why does it taste so good?

People love Oreos. They're one of those sweets that are hard to put down once you start. Think about that taste covered in a crunchy smooth pancake batter? Better yet, top that pancake batter with some powered sugar or even chocolate drizzle. In the end, you end up with a high calorie mastery of sweets. The deep fried Oreo has actually passed up ice cream as the most popular sweet to deep fry.

How to make Deep Fried Oreos at Home

Follow these simple steps to make Deep Fried Oreos from your own home.

  1. Purchase a pack of Oreos and the ingredients for the batter (we'll help with this shortly). You can go with any kind of Oreo you'd like, but we recommend the double-stuffed variety.
  2. Prepare your batter
  3. Dip your Oreos in the batter. Rotate them to ensure they're completely encased.
  4. Preheat your deep fryer or pot to 375°F.
  5. Cook for roughly two minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Take the Oreos out of the oil carefully and softly pat down any excess oil.
  7. Before serving, be sure to add some powered sugar or chocolate drizzle (or both!)

How to make Deep Fried Oreo Batter

If you know how to make the batter for deep fried Oreos, then everything else feels extremely easy. Be sure to get the proper ingredients and follow these simple steps to make the best deep fried Oreo batter.

Ingredients Needed

  1. Pancake Mix (1 1/2 Cups)
  2. Large Egg (1)
  3. Milk (1 Cup)
  4. 1 standard package of Oreos (14.3 ounce package)
  5. Toppings may include chocolate drizzle or powered sugar

To make the deep fried Oreo batter, you simply need to take all of the ingredients, put them into a mixing bowl, mix it up well until it's at a nice smooth texture. From there, your Oreos are ready to be dipped.

How to make Deep Fried Oreo Batter without Pancake Mix

Whether you simply don't have any pancake batter on hand or simply don't like the taste, while it's recommended for this recipe, it's not required. Most of the ingredients remain the same, except you'll replace the pancake batter with 1 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

  • Flour (1 cup)
  • Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Baking Powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Large Egg (1)
  • Milk (1 Cup)
  • 1 standard package of Oreos (14.3 ounce package)
  • Toppings may include chocolate drizzle or powered sugar

How Long do Deep Fried Oreos last?

Similar to many baking goodies such as cookies or brownies, deep fried Oreos taste best freshly made. Over time as moisture gets trapped inside the batter, they'll start to soften up and lose their patented crunch. If left out, they should be eaten within 24 hours. You can also refrigerate them for up to 72 hours.

If they start to go soft, you can always throw them in the oven for a quick minute to help absorb some of that moisture to gain back some if its crunchiness.

Tips for deep frying Oreos

  • We've mentioned reheating deep fried Oreos in the oven for a quick minute will help it gain its crunch back, but we'll say it again in case you skipped over it.
  • To help prevent the Oreo from breaking apart or from the filling melting through the coating, we recommend freezing the Oreos before dipping them and frying them. This will help hold the oreo together while it's deep fried.
  • As with most baking recipes, by switching out or adding one ingredient, you can get a whole new experience. For example, you can add cocoa powder for a bit of a chocolate flavored batter. 

Do you need a Deep Fryer to Deep Fry Oreos (No)

While using a deep fryer to make your deep fried Oreos is easy, it's not necessary. In fact, it's extremely easy to make deep fried Oreos over the stove as well. All you need is a pot with a bit of depth to hold the oil, a slotted spoon to pick up the Oreos, and a thermometer. You only need the thermometer to ensure you're at or at least close to 375°F. If your temperature is too low, the oil is more likely to seep into the batter, creating a soggy Oreo adventure. Depending on how much oil you use or how tall the pan is, you may need to rotate the oreo balls a bit to ensure they're fried on all sides.

Alternative Methods

Using a pancake styled batter is a great way for making sweets. If you're feeling adventurous, you can easily replace the Oreo with another one of your favorite sweets. From cookie dough, your favorite candy bar, brownies, and more. We can assure you if you can think of it, it's probably already been done somewhere.

Final Thoughts

There's nothing quite like a deep fried Oreo. It may sound weird to an outside but it's a perfect combination with pancake batter. Better yet, it's an extremely easy delicious sweet to make. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to prepare and even less to cook, depending on the number of batches you decide to make. If you've tried Deep Fried Oreos, let us know what you think of them in the comments below!

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