Oreo’s On Halloween
Chocolate! Candy corn! Things that go booo! In the night. It’s Halloween, the time when we get to release the inner demon inside of us all. Max and I decided to make deep-fried Oreos, the perfect sweet to charm the devil. A remarkable desert that I like to make à la mode (that’s french for “I am gonna put a scoop of ice cream on it” (In the video we use cream & make it from scratch). Be ready for a scary amount calories or as Max mentioned “I drank an extra kombucha today”. He really needed it.
I went to the store and got everything I needed for this recipe. Now I have everything I needed to make pancake mix from scratch. If you’re running short for time, getting your favorite pancake mix from the store will work out just fine. Below is the recipe I used for the pancake batter.
Yields 4-6 cups
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mix your dry ingredients in the bowl
- Mix your wet ingredients in the other bowl
- Mix up the wet ingredients with your whisk until completely combined
- About a cup at a time mix in your dry ingredients until the batter has formed
- You’re all done. Give yourself a high-five!
Oreo’s are important to get at a store and you can try all the flavors out there. I have never made Oreos from scratch and my mom always said “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”. Another item you will want to get from your local grocery store would be peanut oil, but if you are allergic to peanuts, canola oil will do just fine. A candy or deep fryer thermometer is a very important item to have and an essential tool for this recipe. For safety reasons I strongly recommend getting a thermometer for any deep-frying at home. Safety in the kitchen is of the utmost importance and should always be at the top of your lists when cooking.
It is time to fry! As I drop Oreos into the oil and watch the magic, it brings the feelings of being a kid again. It’s remarkable how food takes us back to moments in our lives. Its funny, how it’s directly related to what we ate at those times. This recipe reminds me of my old job I had a few summers ago working for a traveling catering service. We served deep-fried Oreos, roughly 4,000+ deep-fried Oreos per day. Whenever I bite into one it takes me right back to those summers. Grab a bowl put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it, deep fry a Oreo, put on your favorite Halloween movie and costume. It’s time to make some memories.
Deep Fried Oreos / Makes 6 Cookies
- 6 Oreos
- 1 scoop of homemade or store-bought vanilla ice cream
- 8 cup of peanut or vegetable frying oil
- 2 T powdered sugar
- 5 mint leaves
- 4 cups of pancake batter
- Mixing bowls
- Heavy bottom stock pot
- Metal tongs
- Put your candy or frying thermometer in a 8 qt heavy bottom stock pot
- Pour in your frying oil
- Turn on the stove to a high heat
- Heat up the oil until it reads 350 degrees
- Optional: while the oil is heating mix up your pancake batter (made this 1 day ahead of time and kept in the fridge til ready to use).
- When the frying thermometer reads 350 degrees cut your flame to a low-med heat to hold the frying temperature
- Taking a pair of tongs dip a Oreo one at a time making sure it is completely coated with batter and add it to the oil.
- Repeat step 7 until all the Oreos are in the oil.
- The Oreos will float so using your tongs, flip each Oreo when the underside looks golden (it will be easy to tell)
- Cook for about 1-2 mins on each side. Then using a slotted spoon take each Oreo out and transfer them to a plate with a paper towel under it (to soak up excess grease).
- Serve to your friends and family
Take each Oreo and on a small plate put the Oreo down, then a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, then garnish with your mint leaves and sprinkle powdered sugar and serve! Happy Halloween everyone!
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Deep Fried Oreo’s On Halloween