Quick Elephant Ears

Quick Elephant Ears


"Our eight children love helping make these sweet crunchy treats. We fry flour tortillas for a few seconds in oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. They're fun to make for a large group. I usually do the frying, then have one of the older kids add the coating."


15 m servings
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Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or large plate; set aside. in a skillet, heat 1/2 in of oil. Place one tortilla at a time in skillet, Cook for 5 seconds; turn and cook 10 seconds longer or until browned. Place in sugar mixture and turn to coat. Serve immediately.
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  1. 56 Ratings


I was very skeptical, but these were really ALOT like the elephant ears you'd get from the fair. All the other recipes on this site called for yeast and tons of ingredients and required rising ...

I have been craving an elephant ear for over a week now, and this recipe just hit the spot! The key to the decadence is to brush them with butter before you add the cinnamon and sugar. Since y...

Four stars for a great taste similar to one found at your local carnival, yet done with such simplicity. No mess, no wait, no complaints!

I make this all the time for my son. The only thing I do differently is that I have to cut the tortillas so that he can eat them (he is only 2 and giving him a whole one would just be a disaste...

These are SUPER EASY and they taste good. Of course not like the carnivals, but its a great quick treat to make. This recipe is actually from the cookbook Tate of Home and I originally saw it ...

COOL! I just tried this and scaled the recipe to 2 servings, just to be safe. It turned out great. I needed to cook it longer to get it brown. On the 2nd tortilla, I added a drizzle of honey...

Just like at the fair! Fantastic!

My son said they taste like cinnamom toast cereal and would make a great snack when friends come over.

My family just loved this easy and quick version. They were light and crisp and the neighborhood kids loved them too..