Fried Oreos

We feel the need to be honest here: We have never felt the desire to try a fried Oreo. It’s touchy a subject if you happen to be one of our loyal customers who loves a fried Oreo (a lot of you asked how to make them- so we assume you love to eat them!)

We were busy frying up some favorite fair foods (funnel cakes, corn dogs and cheese curds) when we remembered we happened to have some Oreos in the Gygi pantry and thought, “What the heck?” Let’s give them a try.” The tricky part is that we only had mint flavored Oreos. But our experiment was still very much successful. We were both pleasantly surprised and satisfied by the fried Oreo, and definitely won’t be turning our noses up at them the next time we’re at the fair. But for now, we will throw them in the batter and oil next time we’re frying at home, they made for a really fun treat. And the Oreo totally softens in the middle- who would have thought?


Frying really doesn’t require special equipment (which makes it great to try today!) you’ll need a few tools that may be lying around your kitchen already. First, if you have a home deep fryer, use it!! It’s a great way to keep your results consistent and reliable. If you fry foods often, consider investing in our favorite deep fryer.

Not looking to add another appliance to your kitchen? A heavy-bottomed stock pot is a great option, too. We love using cast iron (either seasoned or enameled) because the heavy sides hold a lot of heat, maintaining the heat of the oil, even when food is added to the pot. You’ll want a pot that is at least 8″ in diameter with sides at least 4″ high to protect from oil splatters.

You’ll also need a thermometer to keep tabs on the temperature of your oil. A leave-in thermometer works best, as the temperature fluctuates when the batter is added. We love an option that will clip onto the side of the pot. But you can also use an instant-read thermometer in a pinch. Just take care to keep the plastic away from the radiant heat of the oil.

Chopsticks are super handy when it comes to retrieving dipping your Oreo in the , but you can definitely get away with using a fork to scoop them out of the batter bowl. 


Oreos! Hello!!! Pick whatever flavor you have on hand, we both actually really enjoyed the mint flavor, but I could see the peanut butter Oreos being especially delicious. And you never can beat the double-stuffed. All Oreos were made to be fried, IMHO.

The Batter! For this experiment we used up the last of our Corn Dog mix and we also tried our Funnel Cake mix to see which we preferred. You could also whip up your own batter using this recipe.

Last, you’ll need oil for frying your Oreos. Stay far away from olive oil, coconut oil, and other oils with a low-smoke point. They can’t withstand the high heat needed to fry the dough. Carnival booths often use peanut oil or canola oil. Grapeseed oil can be used as well.


Start by heating up your oil. You’ll want to reach 375° before you drop in the Oreos, so give it some time to heat up. Keep that thermometer close by as you don’t want to exceed 400° at anytime (that’s the smoke point and can make your food taste burned!)

Mix the batter ingredients. Drop the Oreos into the batter one at a time. We like using chopsticks to dig them back out of the batter, but a fork will do the trick!

Slowly lower them into the oil and let them start cooking. You don’t want to crowd the pan and cool your oil too quickly, so don’t put more than 5-7 in the pan at one time. Use your tongs to flip them over to make sure they are nice and browned on all sides. If the oil starts to cool down too much, increase your heat to keep the oil around 375°.

When the Oreos are nice and brown, pull them out with tongs and place them on a cooling rack or a paper towel to drain. Allow the oil to heat back up to 375° before adding in another round of Oreos!

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Fried Oreos

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By Orson Gygi Serves: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

You can make these favorite fried foods right at home (and you don't even need a frier!) What's holding you back???


  • 1 package of Oreo sandwich cookies
  • Batter (we used corn dog mix and funnel cake mix)
  • 1 1/2 Quarts Frying Oil (canola or peanut)



Heat your oil to 375 degrees.


Mix up your batter.


Drop one Oreo at a time into the batter and coat completely.


Use chopsticks or a fork to remove from the batter and place into preheated oil.


Cook until browned on one side and use tongs or chopsticks to flip the Oreo over.


Once a nice golden brown, remove from the oil with tongs and place on a cooling rack or a paper towel to drain.


Allow the oil to reheat to 375 degrees and repeat the above steps.


These taste best when warm! So enjoy immediately, or keep in a 200 degree oven to stay crispy until you're ready to eat them.

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