If this is your favorite cookie of all time, I’m sorry to disappoint, but we do not share a common interest. In all honesty, I can only eat this cookie in one of two ways: either Double Stuffed with lots of water to chase the intense chocolatey flavor, or crunched up in some Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream (under no circumstance will I eat cookies and cream flavored ice cream…NO! I MUST mash the cookies up myself and put it in my own ice cream). However, I do respect my elders. And seeing that the Oreo cookie has celebrated its 100th birthday earlier this year, why not give it some shine?
So the plan was to come home and make myself a nice Oreo milkshake. I came home to two packages of Oreos but no Haagen-Dazs. Guess who was NOT going back outside just for some ice cream! But I did have some other scraps, like pancake mix….So I devised a plan B, something I’ve never attempted, or even tasted before…FRIED OREOS!!
The recipe was not tedious or time consuming at all. Unless, you follow it and make 30 cookies. Since I don’t have an army to feed, just myself, I only made six.
I must say, these things tasted better than I was expecting! Not something I would eat on a daily basis, but a nice little retreat from the norm. And the best part is that I can make it myself! Shove that street fairs!
While we’re on the subject, I figured this would be a great opportunity for me to digress and talk a little bit about one of my favorite books of all time, coincidently titled, Oreo, by Fran Ross. This book is an oldie but goodie! It was published in 1974, before I was even a thought in anyone’s mind. The main character, Oreo, is a half-Jewish, half-black teenage girl with a kick-ass attitude who sets out on a Theseus-like journey to find her father. Along her journey, she encounters all types of weird characters that she must defend herself against, namely Parnell the pimp. Oreo is not the least bit intimidated by any of them and unleashes the wrath of her self-created hwip-as karate on anyone who asks for it. Embedded in every chapter is pure comedy. All I can say is that this book is hilarious and it should be on every reader’s bucket list (for those who don’t know, that things to do before you kick the bucket). About two years ago, there was speculation about this book being turned into film and my heart sang with joy but sadly, I’ve heard no more about it. While I’m partially upset that I got my hopes up for nothing, I’d be even more angry if they just threw some half-ass movie out there for such an amazing book. So they can keep it until they have plans to do it right! Until then, I advise everyone to read this book while enjoying “Milk’s Favorite Cookie.”