Oreilles De Cochon

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Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

Perfect for Mardi Gras, from The Southern Heritage Celebrations cookbook.

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  1. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat; let cool.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl until light and frothy.
  4. Continue beating and gradually add melted butter.
  5. Stir in flour mixture, mixing well, to form a dough.
  6. Divide dough into 16 equal portions, rolling each portion into a ball.
  7. Roll each ball out into a 8-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  8. Heat the oil in a skillet.
  9. Drop a pastry circle into hot oil using a long-handled fork; immediately stick the fork tines in the center of the pastry, and twist quickly.
  10. Hold with fork until set (pastry will fold over on itself, forming an "ear"); cook until golden brown on both sides.
  11. Drain on paper towels. Repeat.
  12. Pour syrup into a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  13. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  14. Dip each pastry in hot syrup, coating well on both sides.
  15. Sprinkle with pecans; let dry on buttered wax paper.