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Deep Fried Oreos

Deep Fried Oreos are a super popular treat at the state fair and now you can make them at home. I’m sharing all the keys to success so that your family can enjoy these yummy sweets year-round.

Deep Fried Oreos

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Deep-Fried Oreos

Key to Success #1 – Keep the Oil Temp Consistent

The proper frying temperature is 365 degrees F and keeping the oil at this temperature is critical to successful fried food.

The best way to control your oil temperature is to use a food-grade thermometer.

The best thermometer for deep frying is a candy/oil thermometer that clips to the pot.

This particular thermometer that I’ve linked also has a frame built into it that will keep the thermometer bulb away from the bottom of the pot so that you can get an accurate reading. Such a genius idea.

I like to use a heavy dutch oven for deep frying. The one I have is cast iron coated with enamel so it’s plenty heavy and retains heat well.

Preheat your oil over medium-high heat until it’s 365 degrees F.

Once your oil reaches temperature, you’re ready to fry.

But don’t forget to keep an eye on your oil temperature.

You may need to adjust the heat on the stove to keep the stove at the proper temperature.

Don’t just think you can hit the number and then you’re done.

Deep-Fried Oreo Cookies

Key to Success #2 – Carefully Dip the Oreos

The batter in these Deep Fried Oreos is the same batter that I use to make Funnel Cakes as well as Deep Fried Twinkies.

You could deep-fry just about anything with this batter.

Leave us your favorite deep fried treats in the comments!

To coat the Oreos with batter, just press the cookies down into your bowl of batter, then fish them out with a large BBQ fork and immediately drop them into the hot oil.

You can probably fry 4-6 Oreos at one time depending on the size of your pot.

You can also use a regular dinner fork if you’d prefer.

Deep-Fried Oreo Cookies

Key to Success #3 – Wait for Golden Brown

The Deep Fried Oreos will take just a minute or two to brown on the bottom side.

Once the bottoms start to brown, use your BBQ fork or a slotted spoon to flip the Oreos over.

Cook the Oreos until the other side is golden brown then remove them to a paper towel to drain the excess grease.

While they are still hot, sprinkle the Oreos liberally with powdered sugar.

I use a sugar shaker to dust the powdered sugar on top of the Deep Fried Oreos. It works great.

I store a bit of powdered sugar in this little cup and just pull it out when I have something that needs dusting. Super easy!

Deep Fried Oreos

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Deep Fried Oreos
Deep-Fried Oreos

Deep Fried Oreos

Deep Fried Oreos are a super popular treat at the state fair and now you can make them at home. I'm sharing all the keys to success so that your family can enjoy these yummy sweets year-round.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Jennifer



  • Preheat oil in deep fryer or dutch oven to 365 degrees F.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, water, melted butter and vanilla extract
  • Mix in flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Beat together on medium speed until smooth.
  • One at a time, use fork to dip Oreos into batter then drop into hot oil. Cook 1-2 minutes until golden brown on one side then use a slotted spoon to turn over. Cook another 45 seconds or so until golden.
  • Use slotted spoon to remove Oreos to a paper towel-covered plate to drain.
  • Top with powdered sugar.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g
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