Saturday, January 7, 2023

OREO TEMPURA: National Tempura Day

January 7 is National Tempura Day.
How to celebrate with chocolate! I've had Fried Oreos before, but Oreo Tempura is not the same. This recipe is from Sarah Lasry of Kosher Street. I haven't made this recipe yet, but I didn't want a food holiday to get away. Looking at the ingredients, this seems like a light-ish tempura batter, and the photo is divine! Oreo tempura, how can you go wrong? Let me know if you make this and how it turns out. Thanks.


1 package chocolate Oreos (or other sandwich cookies) 

Tempura Batter:
1½ cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ cup sour cream
¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
2 extra large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
vegetable oil, for frying

Optional Garnish:
vanilla ice cream
chocolate sauce
chopped almonds or walnuts

In medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar baking powder, and salt. Whisk together sour cream, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ones, mixing only enough to combine.

Heat oil in pot, bring to boil.

Using tongs, dip the cookie in batter. Get a thick coat of batter all over cookie, With tongs, dip the battered cookie into boiling oil and release. The cookie will float to top and start to fry. After two minutes, flip over cookie for additional two minutes. Cookie is ready when outside is puffed and golden. Remove from oil and pat dry on paper towel.

Serve immediately with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle chocolate sauce, and garnish with nuts of your choice.

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