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Elephant Ears

  • Serves 8.


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 (16-oz.) pkg. frozen phyllo dough
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Lay phyllo sheets on a flat surface over a large, damp paper towel. You should have about 10 layers. Cover top with another damp paper towel. Use a rolling pin and press down hard, rolling back and forth several times. With scissors, carefully cut out three or four large circles from the stacked sheets to resemble an elephant’s ear. Remove top paper towel and carefully run a wet finger around each edge of each layer of phyllo circle to seal 10 circles together. Cover with paper towel and roll down again, leaving damp paper towel over until ready to fry. When oil reaches about 350° in a deep fryer, carefully lift a layer of circles (remember to remove the top and bottom paper towels) and gently lay in oil. These will brown quickly and will cook in 30 seconds to a minute on each side. Have cinnamon and sugar combination poured out on a large deep dish. Carefully lay on plate and sprinkle both sides with mixture.

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