Fun fact: I always thought red velvet was just chocolate cake with red food coloring. Boy oh boy was I wrong. I also had never had a fried Oreo until I made them. Yes, I do live under a rock. But these are freaking amazing. The chocolate cookie gets super soft and cake like and the vanilla cream is warmed through and through and oozes out when you take that first bite. I’m telling you people, go make these. They are so beyond easy to make a child could do it (but the oil is super hot so you really shouldn’t be letting your kids around dangerous stuff like that). Next step is to make homemade Oreos because I love to be complicated and do unnecessary things 🙂
Photography by Sophie Marie Creative
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coco powder
- Oreos (as much as the batter allows, I used about 15)
- Red food coloring
- Oil for frying (I used canola)
- Powdered sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Next, whisk in the baking powder, flour, and coco powder until just combined. Add in the food coloring, start with just a little and whisk until combined, then keep adding more until you reach the color red you desire.
- Add the oil to a medium size pot about half way up and heat to about 400 degrees.
- Coat the Oreos in the batter so they are completely covered. Using a fork, pick up an Oreo and let the excess batter drip off then quickly drop it in the oil. After about 30-45 seconds, flip it and cook for an additional 30-45 seconds. You can cook more than one at once, but since they cook so quickly, I find that it is easier to just do one at a time. Remove the Oreos from the oil and drain them on a drying rack or paper towel. Serve them warm with a dusting of powdered sugar.