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elephant ears

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Recipe by
Dana Walker
Dalton, GA

A fav in the family!! I remember when we use to get these from a county fair. When my mom found the recipe we got to have them when we wanted them! Hope you enjoy one of our favorites!!!

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Ingredients For elephant ears

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2 pkg
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 c
  • oil for frying

How To Make elephant ears

  • 1
    In saucepan combine milk, sugar, salt, and shortening and heat until shortening melts. DO NOT LET MIXTURE BOIL.
  • 2
    Cool mixture to lukewarm add yeast and stir until dissolved.
  • 3
    Add 2 cups of flour mix well and then add the rest of flour. Mix till smooth.
  • 4
    Place in greased bowl until doubled, cover with damp cloth. To help speed up I always place bowl in sink and fill it to half way up the bowl with hot water, just make sure not to get any in the bowl.
  • 5
    One at a time place into fryer, or pot which ever, until dough rises to the surface. Turn and fry on the other side until light brown.
  • 6
    Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with powder sugar

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