Golden, Deep Fried Oreos are so easy to make at home! These sweet treats are fair food at it’s finest and your family will love them.
When you first hear about fried Oreos, you wonder if it is possible to make an Oreo even better. But then when you taste the deep-fried golden batter around a soft sweet Oreo, you have to admit that it is pretty amazing!
How To Make Fried Oreos From Scratch
Making fried oreos is super easy. Start by mixing up the batter. Put bisquick (find my easy, 4-ingredient, homemade bisquick recipe here) and milk into a bowl and stir to combine.
Do Oreos have to be frozen to fry them?
No, the Oreos do not have to be frozen to fry them. If you use room temperature Oreos, they will be soft after frying them, and freezing them beforehand will result in firmer fried Oreos. It is a personal preference and both work well!
How thick should deep fried oreos batter be?
The batter should be thick enough to easily coat the Oreos. If it is too thick, the batter won’t cook all of the way through and you’ll end up with a doughy coating. On the other hand, if the batter is too thin, it won’t fully coat the Oreos. To thin the batter, add a little more milk and to thicken the batter, add a little more bisquick.
Heat oil in a deep fryer (or in a large, heavy-bottomed pot) to 375˚F.
Can I make fried Oreos in a skillet?
Yes, you can make fried Oreos in a skillet instead of deep-frying them in a fryer or large pot. We tested this method and the main difference is how the fried batter turned out. When fried in a skillet the batter was less puffy and the fried Oreos were flatter.
Coat an Oreo with the batter and carefully slide it into the hot oil. You should be able to fry a few at a time but don’t add too many or the oil temperature will drop too much.
Which Oreos are best for frying?
The traditional choice is the original Oreos but other flavors would be delicious as well! There are often seasonal flavors and colors that would be fun to try. Here are a few suggestions:
- golden oreos
- red velvet
- peanut butter
Fry for about 2 minutes, flipping halfway through until the batter is golden brown.
Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy while warm.
Do you have any toppings suggestions?
We went with the traditional powdered sugar for this fried Oreos recipe but other toppings could be used as well depending on which flavor of Oreos you choose. You could also serve them with dipping sauce. Here are a few toppings and/or dips to try:
What else could I deep fry with this batter?
Fried Oreos are a popular choice but this same batter can be used to deep fry other sweets from candy bars to ice cream. If you choose to deep fry something that melts fast, freeze it before coating it with batter to help it stay solid in the deep fryer. Here are a few suggestions:
- Mars Bars
- Milky Ways
- 3 Musketeers
- Cookie Dough
- Ice cream (you can find my fried ice cream recipe here)
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- 1 cup bisquick find my recipe for homemade bisquick here
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- 10 Oreos
- 3 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying
- 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
- Mix together the bisquick and whole milk in a bowl. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep fryer (or large, heavy-bottomed pot) to 375˚F.
- Working in batches, coat the Oreos in the batter and carefully add to the hot oil. Fry for about 2 minutes, flipping halfway through until the batter is golden brown.
- Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.