American Indian Fry Bread

"I used to work at an American Indian reastraunt Where I ate these at least once a day. Sometimes with a little butter other times as a Navajo Taco. Also try the Tostada."
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  • Heat oil in skillet til hot over med-high heat, but not smoking.
  • In a large bowl, Combine the rest of the ingredients to make dough.
  • Shape into round disks.
  • Fry shaped dough in hot oil til brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot.
  • Traditionally you would eat this with stew.
  • Or top with some honey.
  • I personally like to spread a little butter on it.
  • Two other popular choices, make chili.
  • Pile Chili on top and add a little cheese, lettuce and tomato for a"Navajo Taco" Or use the round as your base for a Tostada, add taco meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato and Guacamole.
  • See my Creamy Guacamole recipe.

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  1. limeandspoontt
    Really good! Where I'm from we have this as well but we call it "fry bake" and this is a great recipe for it!!! One thing to note, let your dough sit for a few minutes It will form better air bubbles when you fry it!
  2. Mendy's concoction's
    I have tried several different recipes for fry bread in the past. I can stop looking I finally found the one:) It reminds me of my Grandmas, that the highest compliment I can give. I followed the recipe exactly but used a trick from another recipe when I patted out my dough. It is very sticky so slather your hands with oil prior to patting out the dough, Happy Frying.
  3. RecipeJunkieGina
    Loved it! Was looking for something that would be similar to Taco Bell Chalupa, and it was great!! No more overpriced Baja Beef Chalupas with very little meat!! 8~) I've tried Fry Bread before, and it go well, this worked perfectly. Thanks so much for posting!
    Incredible! This tastes like the real thing and is very easy to make. I mixed mine in a bread machine for extra smooth dough, but that might have been unnecessary.
  5. off_the_chain69
    Being a native american from the Lakota Sioux Tribe I am a big fan of Great Fry Bread!


  1. Kathy228
    How simple can you get? For fry bread it was great! I halved the recipe with no problem. Instead of veg oil, I used basil-infused avocado oil and it was wonderful. There was a hint of basil flavor. Next time I make these, I'll try adding some fresh chopped basil to the dough. Other herbs would probably be good too! I like this recipe a lot!



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