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Alternative namesFijuelas, deblas, orecchie di Ammon
Main ingredientsFlour, eggs

Fazuelos, fijuelas, deblas, or orecchie di Ammon (Hebrew: פזואלוס / פיג'ואלס / דבלאס‎) are Sephardic Jewish pastries of thin fried dough. In Sephardic tradition, they are eaten at Purim; the Italian name recalls the shape of Haman's ears, similarly to the Hebrew name for hamantashen, oznei Haman.[1]

Fazuelo are made by frying a thin dough of flour and eggs. Turkish Jews add brandy to the dough and Moroccan Jews eat them with cinnamon and syrup. They are similar to Andalusian Pestiños, but the latter are eaten with honey.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Claudia Roden, (2006), The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day, Penguin Books, p. 592