Monday, October 19, 2009
Deep Fried Oreos
This past weekend I went to the Pumpkin Festival in downtown Havana, Florida. Havana is a beautiful little town located just north of Tallahassee. This festival is billed as their signature event. While strolling around the festival with my kids and grandkids, I noticed this food vendor and immediately focused on that little sign up there in the middle of the picture. Deep fried oreos? I've lived in the South all my life and am used to eating anything battered and deep fried because it usually is just better that way. Not better for you, but better tasting. But Oreos? How can you improve Oreos, other than dunking them in milk? Despite the hefty pricetag for these little delicacies ($5 for 6), I decided I had to try them. Besides the guy who was selling them told me that they were "slap your mama good"! With a recommendation like that, it was a done deal. After he battered them up and dropped them in the hot grease, he let me take a picture of my Oreos getting deep fried. After they came out of the frier, he dusted them with powdered sugar and the third picture shows the finished product. While they were cooling, I took their portrait. The final verdict--yes they were good! They were delicious, and in fact they were definitely "slap your mama" good and more. By the way, this also works for dill pickle slices, although you don't dust them with the powdered sugar.