Thursday, 31 May 2012

Deep Fried Oreo (and Chocolates) [Recipe]

Healthy-food freaks, turn away now.
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Deep fried Oreo

If you're crazy about eating healthy, this post ain't gonna be pretty. Otherwise, read away!

So I did make a promise, did I not? I said that I'll post something cheeky as a mini celebration of IGF's 1st blogiversary. Well, I don't know if this is cheeky or just completely insane, just bear with me on this one.

Many say, 'Deep fry it and everyone will love it'. I reckon the word 'everyone' includes me as well. I just love deep fried things. I know it's not quite healthy, but still, I can't go past crunchy goodness. I have seen deep fried pizza, deep fried Golden Gaytime, and deep fried Twinkie, and since then I gave been wondering what else can be deep fried to produce amazing, crunchy nibbles. And then I saw a post on Chocolatesuze about deep fried Oreo. Deep. Fried. Oreo. Oh my. I don't eat Oreo all the time, but it certainly one of my fav sandwich cookies.

And then I wonder. Deep fried Mars bar also looks gooey and heavenly, why not try some? So then I bought a pack of Cadburry Favourites, as it has various mini chocolate bars, which means I can experiment more. And a tips for you (if you dare to make them), make sure you freeze the stuff you're gonna fry at least overnight so that they won't melt before the batter is fried completely.

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Oreo and mini chocolate bars

I googled some recipe for the batter, but found mostly complicated ones. I suck at cooking anything complicated, so I bought pancake mix. I am sure that you can find dozens of recipes of the batter, but here is what I did, with approximate measure of the ingredients and the aunt's direction:

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Deep fried Oreo and chocolates


Ingredients:

  • 200 gr pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 200 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil (for frying)
  • icing sugar (optional, for dusting)


Method:

1. Whisk the egg, oil, and milk.

2. Add pancake mix and salt, mix finely so there's no lumps.

3. Heat oil in deep fryer.

4. Dip your sweets.

5. Fry away. You can use saucepan or deep fryer, whatever suits you.

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Clockwise from top left: ingredients, ready-use batter, dipping Oreo and the final product

I deep fried Oreos first. The result? Holy moly, how sweet is that thing!

Apart from the high sugar rush, I love the texture. I am so glad that my batter works perfectly! It's crunchy outside but has slight fluffiness inside. Overall, the deep fried Oreo is maybe every kid's dream. The biscuits are crumbly, the icing in the middle has melted a bit so it's gooier than usual. I reckon these are good without icing sugar. Then again, it's your choice.

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Deep fried Oreo

And here's the other guinea pigs of my experiment.

Before deep frying, Boost and Picnic are my most favs. Lets see if it'll change after the 'baptism of fire'.

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Mini chocolate bars

The method is the same with the Oreos. Dip and fry. Do you think they look like some aliens or weird kind of sprouts?

I do.

Anyway they are more changeling to fry because apparently I left them too long outside the fridge so they started to melt a bit before the frying process. Whoops. I lost two Crunchie and one Moro in the deep fryer.

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Fry all the chocolates!

The results? These are even sweeter than the Oreos.

Flake doesn't make melted chocolate inside the batter, still very crumbly. Cherry ripe is quite okay, the chocolate layer seems to vanish somehow. Moro melts perfectly, apart form the still-firm nougat layer. Bubbly is surprisingly pleasurable, love the melted minty innards. Dairy milk melted completely, creating mini river of delicious milk chocolate inside of the crunchy batter. Crunchie isn't my fav; deep fried or not deep fried, and apparently the honeycomb still holds its form. Boost and Picnic are my favourite, I love the gooey caramel inside of Boost and crunchy peanuts in Picnic. Deep frying them make them even better, really. Turkish Delight's chocolate layer has also vanished, it's like eating firm jelly with batter.

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Innards

You know what? I think I love the deep fried Boost and Picnic more than the deep fried Oreo.

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Deep fried chocolate

So, anyone interested to try? Come to think about it, there are a lot of things we can deep fry. I'm gonna deep fry cheese next time. Be careful not to overdo it though, I don't even wanna know how many calories or fat I have consumed just from these brown balls of melted goodness.

Can you think any other things that we can deep fry? The possibilities are endless.


P.S. Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes! xx


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11 comments:

  1. WOW! Sinful food! I'm not supposed to be here, but I can't help it anyway! Too curious to miss! =D
    How did you recover from the sugar rush?

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    1. Well, I'm not supposed to make those in the first place, so it's not ur fault! hahaha :D
      mmmm glasses of water and grilled cheese sandwich. don't even want to touch the scale tomorrow hahaha :p

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    1. Got inspired by ur post actually! :))

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  3. mmm look at the melted chocolate in the deep fried dairy milk! that one looks the best! and id want to try the oreo one too :)

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    1. it is the best-looking!but my fav is still the boost and picnic hehe.
      mmm are u sure u're up for the heart-clogging snack? hehehe :p

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  4. Sweetness overload!!! *drool*
    Anyway, happy birthday, IGF! Long live :D

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    1. indeed! hehehe :D
      thank you very much, Cilla! :)

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  5. hey :) can we change the pancake mix to like a fried banana mix ? like just flour and water, the simple one lol

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    1. Hi ellie! sure, the recipe is flexible. i couldn't be bothered with making my own batter that's why i used pancake mix hahaha :p

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  6. In deep fryer or large, heavy saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Using a basket or slotted spoon, fry ice cream balls 1 or 2 at a time, for 10 to 15 seconds, until golden. Drain quickly on paper towels and serve immediately. Viet Hoa

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