How to Make Deep Fried Oreos

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Deep Fried Oreos are a popular indulgent treat often found at fairs and festivals. Here’s a simple recipe to make them at home:



  • 1 package of Oreos (any flavor you prefer)
  • 1 cup of pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  • Optional toppings: chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or whipped cream



  1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a large pot to 350°F (175°C). Make sure there’s enough oil to fully submerge the Oreos.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, milk, and egg until smooth. The batter should have a thick consistency similar to pancake batter.
  3. Take each Oreo cookie and dip it into the batter, ensuring it’s fully coated.
  4. Carefully place the battered Oreos into the hot oil using tongs or a slotted spoon. Fry them in batches to avoid overcrowding the fryer.
  5. Fry the Oreos for about 2-3 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Flip them halfway through the cooking process to ensure even frying.
  6. Once the Oreos are cooked, remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain off any excess oil.
  7. Allow the Deep Fried Oreos to cool for a minute or two before serving. Optionally, dust them with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
  8. Serve the Deep Fried Oreos warm, and if desired, drizzle them with chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or add a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  9. Enjoy these indulgent treats immediately for the best taste and texture!

Note: Be cautious when working with hot oil, and always fry in a well-ventilated area. Additionally, make sure the Oreos are fully coated with batter to prevent them from becoming soggy during frying.



1. Can I use a different type of cookie instead of Oreos? While Oreos are the traditional choice for Deep Fried Oreos, you can experiment with other cookies if you prefer. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may vary depending on the cookie you choose.

2. Can I use a different batter instead of pancake mix? Yes, you can use other batters such as tempura batter or homemade batter made from flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. The pancake mix is preferred for its convenience and the slightly sweet flavor it adds to the Deep Fried Oreos.

3. Can I bake the Oreos instead of frying them? Deep frying gives the Oreos a crispy exterior and a soft, warm interior, mimicking the texture of the classic fair treat. While you can try baking them, the result will be different – they may not have the same crispy texture but could still be tasty. To bake, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the battered Oreos on a lined baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

4. How should I store leftover Deep Fried Oreos? Deep Fried Oreos are best enjoyed fresh and warm. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until heated through.

5. Can I make Deep Fried Oreos without eggs? Yes, you can make a vegan-friendly version of Deep Fried Oreos by using a vegan pancake mix and substituting the egg with a flaxseed or chia seed egg substitute. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens before adding it to the batter.


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