4 Ingredient Mini Elephant Ears are a favorite part of summer for us. It is summertime here in the Midwest and the outdoor fairs and carnivals are happening in every county. That means that we get to enjoy fair food. Enjoy this Fair Food Anytimeof the Year
1Canrefrigerated biscuit dough such as Grands or Pizza dough
½cupgranulated white sugar
2-3cupsoil for frying
Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and set aside.
I use a frying pan that has approximately 1 ½ inches of vegetable oil. The burner is set to medium-high. If you have a thermometer, heat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do not have one, put the tip of a wooden spoon in the oil, if it bubbles, the oil is ready. You can also see the oil shimmering in the pan a bit.
The dough should be thin. This allows it to fry quickly and thoroughly without leaving any raw dough in the middle. If you are using the biscuits, stretch each biscuit as thin as it will go without tearing and carefully place it into the hot oil. If you are using pizza dough like I am today, just use something to cut approximately 2-inch circles out of the dough.
Depending on how big your frying pan is you can put more than one biscuit in at a time. I generally put two or three in at once.
When the biscuits are golden brown on the bottom, flip them over and fry the other side. I use a tongs to do this; however, you could use two forks to flip them. Be careful not to splash the hot oil.
It takes approximately 30 seconds to fry on each side. This goes quickly once you start to fry.
When the biscuits are done on each side, carefully place them on to a paper towel to catch the excess oil.
Cover both sides with cinnamon sugar and serve warm.
Optional is to add the pie filling or jam on top.
Optional Baking Method
If you prefer not to fry the biscuits, this can be baked in the oven.Preheat the oven 350 Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.Dip biscuits in the sugar mixture flipping several times to coat well. (Even more scrumptious in the oven if you dip the biscuits in melted butter before dipping them in the sugar and cinnamon mixture).Place on cookie sheet and bake 13-15 minutes, until golden brown in color.