Homemade elephant ears are a delicious way to psych yourself up for the summer fair season

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

Who doesn't love an elephant ear from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? Flavor 574 has your summer event list for 2016.
Who doesn't love an elephant ear from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair? Flavor 574 has your summer event list for 2016. Flavor 574 photo/Kristin Shaw

No day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair was ever complete without an elephant ear. My grandma used to let us make these when we would come visit when I was younger and, I kid you not, I’d devour at least six in one sitting.

Take the best part about the fair home with you with these simple elephant ears.

Four-ingredient elephant ear

From Nel’s Nook

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layer Original Biscuits
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture (mix sugar and cinnamon)
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  1. In a frying pan, pour oil about 1 1/2 inches high and turn on medium heat. Split the biscuits in half.
  2. Stretch each biscuit as much as you can without it tearing and place it in the oil.
  3. When the biscuit is golden brown, flip onto the other side.
  4. When done, blot with a paper towel and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on both sides.

Craving more fair food recipes? Check out the these sweet lemon cupcakes, a winning recipe from the 2013 fair.

Bailey Brouwer is an intern at Flavor 574 and is currently a student at Elkhart Memorial High School.
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