Monday, August 10, 2009

OMG: ELEPHANT EARS!


Why haven't I thought to make these sooner? Seriously? They are my favorite thing to get at a fair/festival/carnival and I was craving one hardcore tonight. Carl said to just make one myself, so after a few minutes of googling, I was off and running. These are seriously easy and seriously delicious! I found the recipe here.

Ingredients:

* Refrigerator biscuits - 1 roll
* 1 cup cooking oil
* 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (I made a mix of 1/2 c sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon)
* Paper lunch bag

Directions:

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

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.

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.

Cost to make these? Maybe $3 for 5 smallish ears. Much better than $5 for one crappy one at the fair! What are you waiting for? Stop reading, go make these!

3 comments:

Shelly said...

hmmm i think i have all the ingredients right now...... i might have to nom some too

Molly Jean said...

So good! So easy! SO CHEAP! I love it. Great blog update!

Sincerely Sara Cate said...

YOUR BLOG MADE ME SO HAPPY! I'm from Indiana - now living in Arizona. No one out west knows what Elephant Ears are (which I love!) - they call it Indian Fry Bread and put crazy toppings on it like honey and taco sauce. Three cheers for the midwest!

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