Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Elephant Ears

I was craving a sweet treat a few weeks ago, and since we skipped all of the local fairs this summer, I thought these easy elephant ears I saw on Molly's blog would do the trick.

Elephant Ears
source: Thrifty Fun

Refrigerated biscuits - 1 roll (I used lowfat buttermilk biscuits, there were 8 in the tube)
1 c. cooking oil
1/2 c. cinnamon sugar (I made a mix of 1/2 c sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon)
Paper lunch bag

1. Place cinnamon sugar in paper lunch bag. Heat cooking oil in large frying pan. Test for hot enough: Drop of water will sizzle.

2. Separate dough into individual biscuits-"ear". Stretch each biscuit until they just about have holes in them. They do not have to be perfect. Gently drop each "ear" into the hot oil. As soon as one side becomes golden, flip them and let second side get golden. DO NOT WALK AWAY. They burn quickly (mine took maybe a minute to 90 seconds on each side).

3. Place "ears" on paper towel to soak up excess oil. Shake "ears" in paper bag of cinnamon sugar. Serve warm with ice cream or just plain. Make lots, they will go quickly.REVIEW:
YUM!!! So easy! And these would be so much fun to make with kids. Plus - they are VERY inexpensive. I bet my 8 elephant ears cost me maybe $2.50, since I bought the rolls on sale.


  1. This just reminds me of summer fairs! What a great recipe... makes me want to host a carnival themed event!

  2. Elephant ears, fried dough, funnel cakes, whatever. I'll eat them all! Yum - never thought to make these at home. :)