Fried Cookies of Goodness

I do not think that everything is better fried.  At all.  In the least.  Most foods, I prefer to not be fried at all.  But there are a few foods that are just as good, if not better, then their non-fried counterparts.  This is the case when it comes to the Oreo.  I absolutely love Oreo Cookies.  I normally won’t even buy them for home because I can seriously eat an entire package at once.  I tried Fried Oreos for the first time in January of 2011 and have loved them ever since.  More than a regular Oreo?  Perhaps – but, if nothing else, it is an equal love.

At the Gross Walk, they had a vendor selling fried treats including Fried Oreos.  I was so excited when I heard this.  The first time I had Fried Oreos, I absolutely fell in love with them.  They were so perfectly fried & covered with powdered sugar and chocolate.  I have had them one other time from that particular vendor and loved them just the same.  The Gross Walk vendor was new to me but his Fried Oreos were equally as good.

I placed my first order for Fried Oreos and anxiously awaited their arrival.  I received 6 Fried Oreos for $5.  I watched as the vendor opened a package of Oreos, dipped each individual Oreo in Funnel Cake batter and dropped them into the hot oil.  The Oreos came out quickly and the vendor placed them on a paper plate and covered them with a dusting of powdered sugar.  I got my loot and went to let them cool off for a few moments.  Once the cooling off process was done, I dug in.

My first bite brought me back to my first time with Fried Oreos and boy was it good.  The funnel cake batter around the Oreo was perfectly fried and had great flavor.  There was just enough of it so that it worked well with the Oreos rather than overpower the Oreo.  The Oreo took on a very soft, almost melted like texture inside of the funnel cake outside.  The Fried Oreos are not crispy but are also not soggy.  The Oreo is smooth as silk and provides a very creamy, savory interior.  The powdered sugar topping adds just enough sweetness to the funnel cake batter and Oreo cookie.  The ingredients simply mesh so well that the overall product is melt-in-your-mouth fantastic.  Each Fried Oreo was eaten in 2 to 3 bites…each one better then the next.  Fried Oreos are like the burnt ends of bbq – savory & delightful.

I ended up having two orders of Fried Oreos that night and I would have loved to have even more.  These Fried Oreos were some of the best I have ever had.  There is just enough batter around the Oreo that enables the Oreo to gently melt into it while still retaining its classic Oreo taste, magnified by the funnel cake and deep fryer.  I was skeptical the first time I tried Fried Oreos but I am so grateful that I did.  Simply Spectacular.  Delicious beyond words.  Next time you are at a fair or event that is serving Fried Oreos, go ahead and try one.  If you enjoy the great nostalgia of an Oreo Cookie, you will certainly enjoy the new twist of a Fried Oreo.

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