Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Deep fried Oreos

I know they aren't healthy but they are awesome. Something to try on your cheat meal.

Step 1: Measure out 1 cup of pancake flour. Resist temptation to start food fight with flour; instead empty it into mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add 1/2 tbsp baking powder into your pancake flour.
Step 3: Add in one cup of milk. Easy does it. (Shoo cat, the milk's not for you.)
Step 4: Add in two teaspoons of cooking oil into your batter
Step 5: Stir your pancake batter until all ingredients are well mixed.
Step 6: Stir mixture until its consistency is smooth. If you think stirring pancake batter is boring, think of it as a video game in which your mission is to stamp out all those bastardly flour lumps with your silver ray gun (a.k.a. the spoon).
Step 7: Next, fill up a saucepan with enough oil to cover your Oreo cookies when you dip them in. The original recipe told me to preheat the oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. But honestly, do people actually measure the temperature of their cooking oil?? Do these culinary nerds actually exist?
Step 8: Now it's time to dip your Oreo cookies into the pancake batter and watch them drown, I mean, swim in it while the oil is preheating.
Step 9: Carefully release your soaking Oreo captives into the hot oil. If you really aren't sure if the oil is hot enough before you put the cookies in, just let a few drops of the batter trickle from the spoon into the oil and see if they start frying.
If you're still not convinced that the oil is hot enough, dip your finger in.
(Thank me later.)
Step 10: The Oreos don't need to be in the oil for more than two minutes tops. Before they start burning, scoop the cookies out from the oil with a spatula, but let the excess oil drain first at the side of the saucepan. Then place the fried cookies onto a serviette-lined plate that will further absorb the oil.

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