Everybody remembers their first time. You're at the fair, and you pass a massive, hand-painted sign
shouting "FRIED OREOS." It's like a sign from the heavens—and like many signs from the universe,
you don't immediately notice your good fortune. Fried Oreos?you think. Now the fair has gone too far.
But still, somehow, curiosity gets the best of you. After all, those chocolate cookie sandwiches make
everything better (ahem, ice cream pie, mini cheesecakes, even popcorn), and you have to wonder:
How the heck do they deep-fry an Oreo, anyway?
It's obsession at first bite. Nobody else has to understand. You just want to eat fried Oreos, all day, erryday,
but sadly, you can only get them during that magical, two-week window when the State Fair comes to town.
Well, not anymore. Sorry, arteries—deep-fried Oreos are surprisingly easy to make at home. These Oreos take
things to the next level, using Funfetti cake mix to give them a hint of birthday cake flavor. Oh, and instead of a
dusting of powdered sugar, this recipe calls for a icing-like glaze. And loads upon loads of sprinkles.
You're only frying each side of the Oreo for about 30 to 45 seconds—just enough for it to turn a light
golden brown—then pulling it from the oil to rest on a bed of paper towels. The frying process turns the
Oreo itself soft and cakey, transforming the classic, grocery-store sandwich cookie into a pillowy, beignet-like confection.
Once you make your first batch, you might be tempted to quit your job and hand-paint your own
"Fried Oreos" sign, then travel from fair to fair, selling your sprinkle-coated wares.
We're not going to stand in your way.