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Oreo Cookie Tempura

Oreo Cookie Tempura

Tempura Batter:

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

3 tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. kosher salt

½ cup sour cream

¾ cup + 1 tbsp. milk

2 extra large eggs

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 package chocolate vanilla sandwich cookies, favorite brand

Caramel or chocolate sauce for garnish

Vegetable oil, for frying

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt

In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mixing only until combined and there are no lumps. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a pot. Bring to a boil.

Using a pair of tongs, dip the cookie into the tempura batter. Get a thick coat of batter all over the cookie. With your tongs, dip the battered cookie into the boiling oil and release. The cookie will float to the top and will start to fry. After 2 minutes, flip the cookie over and continue frying for another 2 minutes. The cookie is ready when the outside tempura has puffed up and turned a nice light golden brown. Remove from oil and pat dry on paper towel.

Tip: The batter can be refrigerated if sealed tightly into an air tight container up to 2 days.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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