For good measure, I even got here up with my very own deep-fried Oreo monstrosity, full with Cinnamon Toast Crunch ‘bread crumbs’
After six months of anxiety-eating my way by means of a “Family Size” pack of Double Stuf Oreos each week, I lastly turned a nook. For the previous few months, I’ve been residing utterly Oreo-free. Till, that’s, I discovered a recipe that mixed my obsession with the proper chocolate cookie with my love for air frying. For sure, I instantly fell off the wagon.
As I loaded up my buying cart with one more pack of Double Stuf Oreos in my quest to make air-fried Oreos, I instructed myself this wasn’t a step backward. No, I used to be embracing change, embarking on a brand new culinary journey. What I didn’t anticipate was how a lot of a problem this journey could be.
There are two colleges of thought in relation to deep-frying Oreos in the air fryer. Some advocate you wrap the Oreos in crescent roll dough beforehand, whereas others smother their Oreos in pancake batter. As a result of I’m a completionist, I did what no different deep-fried Oreo air fryer recipe weblog apparently may and tried each. Really, I attempted two variations with pancake batter plus the crescent roll possibility, and then did some culinary freestyling of my very own to see if I may convey additional perfection to what’s already an ideal fried deal with.
‘Simple’ Air-Fried Oreo Recipe #1: Pancake Combine
For the air-fried Oreo technique utilizing pancake batter, you merely make pancake batter per the field’s directions (mine used simply ⅓ cup water to 1 cup combine), dip the Oreos into the batter and lay them on a small sheet of parchment paper inside the air fryer. I didn’t have parchment paper, so I used some leftover cupcake baking cups to middling success.
Subsequent, I air-fried these little bastards at 450 levels for 3 to 4 minutes. Different, extra polished recipe blogs will say that’s all you have to do, however as a result of I’m not a sophisticated baking blogger, I’ll admit that the truth of what this produces is way from what’s offered on most blogs. Worse but, as soon as my pancake batter air-fried Oreos have been accomplished, I tried to flip them to toast the opposite aspect.
This didn’t go so nicely, though I sprayed my “parchment paper” with non-stick spray. However, I improvised and gooped a bit extra pancake batter on the underside of every Oreo, which really labored fairly nicely.
General, I give this technique of air frying Oreos an A-. The pancake batter crisped up fairly properly, so there was a very good, satisfying crunch, and the entire endeavor was fairly straightforward. Not the best technique to deep fry Oreos within the air fryer thoughts you, however usually low upkeep.
Air-Fried Oreo Recipe #2: Juiced-Up Pancake Combine
There may be an alternate option to air-fry Oreos utilizing pancake batter. The steps are primarily the identical, solely you spruce up the batter to higher simulate deep-fried carnival dough. To that finish, as an alternative of simply water and pancake combine, you whisk collectively an egg, ⅓ cup milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons sugar and a couple of tablespoons vegetable oil. Subsequent, you slowly combine in 1 cup of pancake combine till it’s good and thicc.
Comply with the identical steps as above (give or take), and also you’ll get the identical outcomes as the primary recipe, solely, theoretically no less than, sweeter and tastier. Should you’re not tremendous adept at measuring and usually impatient with baking, you would possibly discover this technique to be messy and dumb, with an identical or worse payoff. In my case, the dough didn’t crisp up as nicely, so there was much less crunch, and it tasted like a soggy Oreo inside a pancake.
Thus, this model will get a C+ from me. I recommend solely making an attempt it if you happen to’re attempting to indicate off, or making use of for a job on the carnival and have months to get it proper.
Air-Fried Oreo Recipe #3: Crescent Rolls
Now, we’re speaking straightforward. You simply purchase a can of crescent rolls, put the Oreos contained in the little triangle issues and wrap them up. No want for finicky parchment paper both — you merely spray some non-stick oil into the basket, plop the rolls in and air fry at 350 levels for five to six minutes till golden brown.
The factor is, these don’t actually style like “deep-fried” Oreos. They’re extra alongside the road of “Oreos inside crescent rolls.” Nonetheless, given how easy they’re, I give them a strong B+.
Air-Fried Oreo Recipe #4: Bonus
As most air-fryer aficionados might know, many air-frying recipes for “fried” or “deep-fried” issues will simply use breadcrumbs as an alternative of blending collectively a flour-based batter.
So I utilized that very same logic to deep-frying Oreos. For breadcrumbs, I used finely floor Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, and to be able to stick these breadcrumbs to the Oreo, I attempted three totally different choices: 1) whisked egg white and milk; 2) pancake batter (leftover from earlier than; and three) simply milk.
With that, I dipped separate Oreos into one in all every, “breaded” them within the cereal, positioned them within the air fryer and fried them for 4 minutes at 350 levels. After the 4 minutes have been up, I flipped every and fried them for an additional two minutes on the similar temperature.
I’ve to say, these tasted fairly rattling good. The pancake batter was by far the very best adhesive for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch crumbs, whereas the breading prevented the feel from turning into the soft-Oreo-in-a-doughy-pancake disappointment.
Style-wise, I wouldn’t categorize these as “deep-fried Oreos,” however they’d a terrific crunch together with a candy and cinnamon-y mixture paying homage to hot candied nuts sold from street carts — so in a manner, that’s fairly near carnival meals.
So if you end up making deep-fried Oreos in your air fryer and have some Cinnamon Toast Crunch to spare, undoubtedly do that “breaded” technique. I will not be a food blogger or a carny, however I promise you that no meals blogger or carny loves Double Stufs the way in which I do.