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Quick Elephant Ears

Our eight children love helping make these sweet crunchy treats. We fry flour tortillas for a few seconds in oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. They're fun to make for a large group. I usually do the frying, then have one of the older kids add the coating.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Oil for frying
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a small skillet, heat 1/2 in of oil. Place one tortilla at a time in skillet, cook for 5 seconds; turn and cook 10 seconds longer or until browned. Place in sugar mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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  • Annaaaa
    Dec 11, 2015

    Good tasting, crispy, and easy to make !!

  • ebramkamp
    Jun 2, 2014

    I needed a quickie dessert one night with little fuss and this fit the bill perfectly. These are super easy to make and tasty-especially when still warm.

  • kathy213
    Dec 9, 2013

    Can't get the 5 star rating to stick...but...Really good, quick, and easy! Would definitely make again.

  • Kris Countryman
    Aug 5, 2013

    These were awesome. My grandchildren really loved them.

  • Cheryl Clawson
    Nov 4, 2012

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  • gwashington1961
    Aug 3, 2012

    A totally quick way to fry Elephant Ears to create from 6" flour taco's. Yield 10 servings. Great dessert for a 'Mexican' Dinner! Looks good to me!!!

  • Peaches_77
    Aug 16, 2011

    Made these on-site at a Sunday School fundraiser dinner. People were eating them faster than we could make them! They were so fast, easy and delicious - my oldest son likes to make them at home now for a treat.

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    Dec 2, 2010

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  • msbigbaybe
    Jun 17, 2010

    I was stuck at home from having surgery. My sis hadn't filled my grocery list. I'm normally not at home so I had very few items. For some reason I had a bag of tortillas. I came across your website. From your website and my tortillas I made 3 meals. As I started on the elephant ears my sis and fam came in. After grabbing a bite, she swore I had been to our local Mexican restaurant (I'm not suppose to drive) I had to show her your website and my bag of sugar. They raved over the dessert .... thx!

  • amj_baker
    Mar 17, 2010

    I like to make these with flat bread. They're easy, fast and sooo yummy. Try them and you'll think you're at the county fair!