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We Southeast Asians love gorengan, or fritters, especially come tea time in the evening. We've all had deep-fried versions of local fruits such pisang (banana), ubi keledek (sweet potato), and cempedak (jackfruit), all typically covered in a semi-salty coating of rice flour batter. Sinking your teeth into a hot and greasy sweet pisang goreng is just heavenly and sipping a cup of hot tea to wash it down brings the world (and your heart) to a standstill. But has anyone ever tried Fried Oreo Cookies?!
Some of you are possibly cringing in disbelief at such an atrocious food concept. Heck, I couldn't believe that fried Oreo cookies existed! I first discovered about it while surfing an article on how to win at carnival games. Later in the article Robert (the author) mentioned that fried Oreos were an ever popular American carnival junk food that his friends liked.
Admittedly, I got extremely curious about it and as a result, I found many recipes for these weird fried Oreos littered all over the Internet.
I obviously couldn't keep this information to myself. So today I am going to teach you how to make your own fried Oreos! Contrary to all those other boring online recipes with just words written all over your screen, mine has got vivid pictures to illustrate every step! Good news for all you lazy readers.
The recipe was obtained from this website, but I modified the ingredient measurement by half as I didn't think I could eat 54 fried Oreos as the recipe suggested it could make.
Let's get started!
1. Oreo cookies (duh)
2. Pancake flour
4. Cooking oil
Step 9: Carefully release your soaking Oreo captives into the hot oil. If you really aren't sure if the oil is hot enough before you put the cookies in, just let a few drops of the batter trickle from the spoon into the oil and see if they start frying.
If you're still not convinced that the oil is hot enough, dip your finger in.
(Thank me later.)
I made nine more fried Oreos. The shapes of this 2nd batch of fried Oreos reminded me of this one Malay kuih called cucur badak.
I find that if you don't want your batter coating to look all runny on the Oreos when you're done frying them (like mine did on the first day), refrigerate the pancake batter for a while to allow it to solidify slightly. Your fried cookies will turn out nicer looking.
This Oreo recipe can make up to 19-20 fried Oreo cookies. If you wish to make more, increase your ingredient measurement proportionately.
You may sprinkle fine powdered sugar over your fried Oreos if you like. I read that from somewhere. But really, fried Oreos alone are artery-choking enough without the extra sugar.
Here's a cross section of a fried Oreo cookie. Notice how the white creamy filling melted and fused with the fried cookie.
So, which one do you think tastes better, fried or un-fried Oreos? Ahah, fry an Oreo today and find out!
And if you're feeling extra adventurous, you can try this recipe with other junk food too, like a Snicker chocolate bar or Mars chocolate bar! I swear this is what American carnivals and fairs are serving their clueless and unsuspecting visitors!
Cookie Monster: Me loooveee cookieeee!!! Nyum Nyum Nyum!!!