Air Fried Oreos vs. Deep Fried Oreos Challenge

deep fried oreos vs. air fried oreos challenge
Author: Heather
Category: Desserts
Published Date: 10/28/2019
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I have a confession. I only go to the fair for the food. Specifically, deep fried Oreos. They are my weakness. There’s something about the fried, warm, ooey-gooey treats that I can’t resist. But we haven’t been to the fair in a while and well, I’m trying to eat healthier. So what’s a girl to do?

Now that I have an air fryer, I figured I would try to recreate those yummy deep fried Oreos from the fair. I went searching for the perfect air fried Oreo recipe and was disappointed with the options. Most suggest that you buy crescent dough from the refrigerated section of your local supermarket. And while they sounded like a good idea, they just didn’t taste the same.

When I told my family that I was going to try to find a new option, they begged me to just stick with the deep fried version. Which gave me an idea… why not make it into a little contest and see which is better… deep fried Oreos or air fried Oreos.  Read on to see which ones they preferred!

deep fried oreos in a basket

Deep Fried Oreos

I’m pretty sure we nailed these. They were so close to the deep fried Oreos we buy at the fair, we couldn’t believe it.  If you love funnel cakes and Oreos, this is the perfect marriage of flavors. All you need is oil, powdered sugar, Oreos and our recipe for homemade funnel cakes (if you want a shortcut, you can also use the store-bought funnel cake mix)!

These deep fried Oreos are exactly like the ones you get at the fair. Ooey-gooey and so delicious!

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Deep Fried Oreos


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5 from 12 reviews

Description

Just like the deep fried Oreos you buy at the fair, they are ooey-gooey and so delicious!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Pour approx 1½ inch of oil into a pan and heat on medium-high heat. You want the oil to be higher than the Oreo.
  2. Mix funnel cake batter according to our directions or packaging (most will just have you add water).
  3. Once oil is hot, dip an Oreo cookie into the batter and make sure it’s fully covered
  4. Place batter dipped Oreo into the heated oil. Once you start to see it turn brown (it will be 1-2 minutes), remove and place on a paper towel, on top of a plate. Repeat.
  5. Top with powdered sugar and serve warm.
  • Category: Dessert

stack of deep fried oreos

plate of deep fried oreos

Air Fried Oreos

This was definitely not as easy as I thought it would be. I scoured the internet for options aside from the store bought crescent dough. Pancake batter? Too runny. Funnel cake mix? Also too runny. I thought about adding flour to either one of those to try to form a dough that can be rolled, but I didn’t want it to taste too floury.

Then, as I was watching a baking competition on tv last weekend, it hit me… PUFF PASTRY DOUGH! Perfect! But have you ever seen them make it? It takes time. You have to chill it, roll it, fold it, chill it again, let it proof. Who has time for all that? When you want fried Oreos, you want them now, not in 14 hours. But guess what?! The store sells puff pastry dough in the freezer section!

They are super flaky and lack the grease that the deep fried Oreos have.

Finally an air fried Oreo recipe that can compete with the deep fried Oreos we get at the fair!

air fried oreos in a basket

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Air Fried Oreos


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5 from 12 reviews

Description

Love fried Oreos but trying to stay away from deep fried foods? These air fryer Oreos are crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey on the inside!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pkg Oreos
  • 1 pkg puff pastry dough
  • powdered sugar
  • chocolate syrup


Instructions

  1. Remove the puff pastry dough from the box and let thaw, according to package.
  2. You'll find that the dough is folded into three parts. Using a pizza cutter, separate those three parts and then cut each of those into 4 equal squares.
  3. Using a square of dough, place an Oreo in the center, fold each corner into center of the oreo and pinch any open areas. The Oreo should be fully covered.
  4. Place 4 dough wrapped Oreos into the air fryer basket. Make sure they aren't touching. Cook on 400° for 8 minutes. Repeat.
  5. Top with powdered sugar and drizzle chocolate syrup. Serve warm.
  • Category: Dessert

stack of air fried oreos

plate of air fried oreos

close up of air fried oreos with chocolate drizzle and powdered sugar

Which One Was Best?

So, which do you think was the bigger hit? Believe it or not, it was a tie! And our youngest, she would have been the tie breaker, but she couldn’t choose a favorite because she liked them both so much.

If you are a fried Oreo fan, I’d love for you to try these recipes and let me know which you prefer! Don’t forget to check out all of our kid friendly recipes!

Two delicious recipes for fried Oreos, one deep fried and one air fried. But which one will win my family's heart?

 

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  • I’ve heard of deep-fried Oreos, but not air-fried. I would like to try this challenge!

  • Wow, I never knew you can air-fried or deep-fried oreo! I love the idea and I will choose to air-fried as I just have gotten a Phillip air-fryer recently.

  • I know that my family would love these. I love the idea of puff pastry instead of deep frying.

  • I am very excited about this recipe. I love finding healthy alternatives that taste just as good as the original. I actually prefer that less greasy feel.






  • Ohhh this is one of my favorite fair foods. Gosh, I dunno if I should try to make them at home that could be dangerous!

  • Oh my, I’ve never heard of deep fried or air fried Oreos. Both sound like a wicked lovely weakness. I’ll have to try them both!