I took a trip to visit one of my good friends in Long Island yesterday, and we decided to have a bum night with her twin sister. Of course, any good sleepover is complete with baked goods, whether they are bought or freshly baked.
After a run to the local supermarket, we unanimously decided to attempt making fried Oreos.
As a New Jersey native, I am well versed in a good fried Oreo thanks to my days down at the Jersey Shore. While I am obsessed with Oreos and all things Oreo, a fried Oreo is more of an acquired taste. Nonetheless, I was excited to try it myself.
Following instructions we found online (and from a random but helpful man in the supermarket) we set off to make our fried Oreo goodness.
Preheating the oil beforehand is the most important step. I consider myself a pretty seasoned cook, though I am a bit embarrassed to admit I did not know oil does not boil. This caused our first Oreo to come out a bit burnt… Oops.
To make the batter, simply mix an egg with pancake batter and a dash of oil and a bit of milk. Then coat the Oreos and pop them in, leaving them in only for a minute so they become a golden brown color. Find more detailed instructions here.
I cannot stress enough that you need to be careful with the oil. It splashes around a lot. Definitely don’t wear clothes you love, and I’d even advise gloves. This is not a chore for more than two people to do. A system needs to be made in advance, otherwise everyone is running around the kitchen, like we were. Luckily nobody got hurt in our case. Though quite a bit of our batter did end up on the floor.
Once the Oreos were done it was time for the final verdict… Sadly, they did not look as beautiful and round as the fried Oreos pictured above. They looked like Oreos with a slight crust on them… how appetizing? A few were even stuck together. Word to the wise, the batter is pretty sticky! It ended up making us laugh because really, when does anything ever appear as pretty as the picture?
Next was the taste test. If you closed your eyes, our experimental Oreos tasted just as finger licking good as the ones found on boardwalks. And if anything matters, it’s taste.
It’s safe to say our experiment was a success. The only downside was ending up with full stomachs and a very messy kitchen. Now this was a time where more hands were better than few.
Anyone who tried our Oreos agreed: they may not have been beautiful but they tasted pretty damn good. Well, there is always room for improvement!
Lovelies, have you ever tried to make your own fried Oreos? What have been some of your biggest baking experiments?