Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears

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"Crispy cinnamon-sugar fried bread confections!"

Ingredients

1 h servings 265 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 35g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar and shortening. Heat until shortening melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, 110 degrees F (43 degrees C). Sprinkle in yeast and let sit until foamy.
  2. Transfer mixture to large bowl, and stir in flour to make a dough. Knead until smooth, cover and let rise 30 minutes.
  3. In a large heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Roll out 1 to 2 inch balls of dough into thin sheets. Fry sheets 1 to 2 minutes on a side, until puffed and golden. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Combine cinnamon and 6 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle over warm pastries. Serve.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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These are so good!! Anyone who says these aren't like the fair has either went to a really weird fair or they messed up the recipe. I have made these several times and they always turn out perfe...

This was not quite like what you get at the fair. All morning I played around with the recipe after semi-success on the first batch. For the best batch I did the following differently. I added ...

This is it!!!! I grew up in Indiana and at the state fair we ALWAYS had an elephant ear. Only difference may have that they lightly brushed them with melted butter before dousing them with cin...

These are the best! use this instead of the frybread recipes listed on allrecipes...you won't be sorry.

This recipe was really good, especially freshly made:)I made it for my kids at the preschool I work for and my husbands hot rod shop. It was hot both places:) The only heads up I give is the ci...

Simply wonderful! When I was melting the shortening/milk/sugar mix I thought this was a huge mistake, but it really turned out perfect in the end. I ended up with ~12 6" rounds and only made h...

I had a taste for these but didn't want to eat the whole batch so I took them into work and what a hit they were. And so easy to make. I made some with cinnamon-sugar and some with powdered suga...

If these are the same elephant ears that are served at fairs, then I am in love! I buy at least 5-6 at each fair, so now I want to learn how to make them my self. Thank you Amber Sincerely, ...

Just like the county fair...