Saturday, March 5, 2011

Deep Fried Oreos

There is this fantastic place on the Las Vegas strip called "Serendipity." I couldn't agree on a more aptly named place.  The restaurant comes from New York, but they've so graciously shared the goodness with Las Vegas.  Woohoo!  If you've never been there, you've got to try it.  They have this Frrrrrozen hot Chocolate that is to die for.  Also, they have a fried Oreo sundae.  The first time I went there, I thought, "Wait a minute... You mean to tell me that people coat and fry oreos?  Where have these been my whole life?"  I love Oreos.  But Crunchy and Fried Oreos?  This is a whole new level.  

My husband and I have been dreaming of those Serendipity Fried Oreos for awhile now.  I thought I'd try to recreate them.  I hunted online for a recipe for these, and every recipe I found (I looked through more than I'll admit on here) was Oreos covered in buttermilk pancake batter and fried.  Through my reading on the oodles of recipes I saw, I found out that this is the way that they are done at fairs.  No offense fair food... I love you and all, but you've got the Oreos all wrong!  I did try the buttermilk pancake batter first, and it was okay.  However, it didn't appease my craving for Serendipity's Fried Oreos.  I remembered that fried ice cream was done with a coating of crushed corn flakes and cinnamon.  What if I tried that?  Lo and behold, they were as close as I can remember them being.  They were crunchy and delicious on the outside and soft and Oreo-y on the inside.  Score!  If you're in the mood for a ridiculously fattening dessert, you've got to try this!

Deep Fried Oreos
crushed corn flakes
egg white 

Heat some oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until it reaches about 275 degrees.

Take a couple of egg whites and beat them until they are slightly foamy.  

 Crush the cornflakes.  Sprinkle in a little cinnamon.  I did just a few sprinkles.
 Dip the Oreo into the egg white.  Make sure you get it coated on all sides.  Then, roll it in the cornflakes and coat it completely.  Plop it into the hot oil.  Fry it on both sides until it is golden brown.
 Serve 'em up!  If you don't care about your fat intake, cholesterol level, blood pressure, or the size of your love handles and thighs, serve these up next to a hot fudge sundae.  Are you drooling yet?  If not, you should be.
PS- Don't even try the pancake batter Oreos!  They are nowhere near as delicious as these little morsels.  These are actually less work anyway.  Your taste buds will rejoice as will anyone you serve them to.  This is as close to the Serendipity Fried Oreo recipe that I will get, but I think they are divine... and pretty darn close.


  1. Those looks tasty. I still haven't had the Serendipity ones, but these look really good. Might have to try this one.

  2. I am so very excited to find this!! My girlfriend and I travel to Vegas every year and this is our favorite treat. I have ben fiddling with the pancake batter version for too long and always a disappointment. I will be trying this tonight!

  3. fell in love with these at serendipity ...thank you I have been looking for this receipe and not the pancake ones

  4. Went to Serendipity yesterday JUST for these Oreos! Can't wait to try the recipe! Will be trying it this week!

  5. Can we leave out the cinnamon?

  6. Yes, you can leave out the cinnamon. Good luck on the recipe! I love it!

  7. Hi what can i use as a replacement for egg white

    1. Hello! You can use 2 T vegetable oil mixed with 1 T water. Good luck!