Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great toped with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or honey. Serve warm and enjoy. RECIPE COURTEY:


  1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Blend in shortening with pastry blender. Stir in milk with a fork until soft dough is formed.
  2. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 2 or 3 times. Cut into fourths, form each piece into a circle. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness.
  3. Place two at a time into the deep fat fryer, turning to brown evenly on both sides. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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5 5

have been making this for years (for the kids, and now their kids) we always called them 'elephants ears' and 'beavertails', they were gone in a flash. also, they go great with gravy and cheese curds ala french canadian 'poutine', thanx for posting, now i gonna go and make some more

5 5

I have made this recipe twice , I just love it !! the first time I made it left every one craving!!!..
I made a youtube video on this recipe check it out you will see me cooking .

5 5

Great recipe.. just tried it and I didn't have any yeast (most fried dough calls for it...) so I did not have many options. The dough says to roll out to 1/2 inch but I just flattened the 4 balls with my hand pretty thin.. like a tad thicker than pie crust and they thicken up as they fry. The first one I kept really thick (like the recipe called for) and it actually was cooked well outside and inside was a little bit under cooked. So the thinner you go the better in my experience with it! Yummmm.. and a good thing to top with is just a little red sauce and sprinkle of parm cheese :) Just like Blinks fried dough from the beach!!!