Aug 29, 2007

Mini Elephant Ears

It's county fair time, and what's one of the things you find at the fair? Huge as a paper plate, Elephant Ears!!

I have my own version in the miniature size...


White dinner roll dough (10 rolls)
Cooking oil
1/2 c. sugar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. butter (melted)

Thaw dough at room temperature for 2 hours. Heat oil in electric skillet to 375°F. Combine sugar & cinnamon; set aside. Flatten each piece of dough into a very flat ear shape. Fry, a few at a time for approximately 1 minute per side until browned. Drain on paper towels. Brush each side with butter & sprinkle generously with cinnamon-sugar.



Marita said...

Ooooh yum. They look delicious.

Sharon said...

Thanks for this recipe Meari! My daughter loves these. We just don't get them all the time-hard to find a fair all through the year. You asked where I bought my box from. I got it from Hobby Lobby-but I heard that you can get them from Michaels if you have one. Thanks for the commments.

Barb said...

Sounds and looks good. I didn't realize they were so easy to make. I'm going to try them sometime. Thanks for the recipe.

Kendra said...

Now why did you have to go and post that recipe? Elephant ears are a close second to funnel cakes as my favorite fair food, and after reading/seeing this, now I want some of these mini ones.



Barbara said...

These look so yummy and I would so enjoy eating them. Thanks for helping me stay fat. :D
Barb in TX

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the recipe. I've never heard them called "elephant ears" before. Around here (upstate NY), it's just called "fried dough"!

- Jeanne

Nancy in IL said...

Holy cow, Meari! Those look like they'd melt in your mouth! Too bad I was diagnosed with diabetes. I could have eaten the whole batch!

Lavender Rose said...

Yummy!! I'm going to try these!!
Deb in FL

Sharon said...

Ohhhhh....Meari - I made the elephant ears this morning as a "brunch snack" for the neighbors who gathered to watch the US Open (tennis match). Everyone now thinks that I'm a culinary genuius - I gave you proper credit - just wanted you to know that you're now famous in Florida!!!! Thanks! :)