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
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.