Fried Bread Recipe : How To Make It

While taking a trip to lớn the Grand Canyon, my family drove through the Navajo reservation & stopped at a little cafe for dinner. I complimented the young waiter on the delicious Indian fry bread & he gave me the recipe. It is very easy lớn make. —Mildred Stephenson, Hartselle, Alabama

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1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon salt1/3 cup hot waterOil for deep-fat fryingSeasoned Taco Meat, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapeno pepper, shredded lettuce, optional


In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder & salt; stir in hot water to size a soft dough. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. Circle. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. Of oil to 375°. Fry bread in hot oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain on paper towels. Serve with desired toppings.

Who invented fry bread?

Fry bread is a round, fried dough native khổng lồ the Navajo people. Navajo fry bread was created more than 100 years ago, when the United States forced Native Americans living in Arizona to make a 300-mile journey—known as the Long Walk—and relocate to New Mexico, onto land that couldn"t easily support their traditional staples of vegetables and beans. To lớn prevent these indigenous populations from starving, the government gave them canned goods, as well as white flour, processed sugar & lard—the makings of fry bread. Different tribes have different preparations—including sweet fry bread—but fry bread is typically savory.

How bởi vì you make fry bread puffy?

In this recipe, baking powder gives the fry bread its puffy, pillow-like texture. Other tribes may use yeast or starters khổng lồ leaven their dough. Many Native American households set fry bread dough in the morning, cover it with a cloth và leave it to lớn leaven until needed.

Why is my fry bread hard?

Fry bread may be tough because of overkneading or overmixing. (Here’s how khổng lồ avoid overkneaded dough.) Another culprit may be frying the dough in oil that’s too cold.

How long does fry bread last? (Can you make it ahead of time?)

Fry bread is best eaten fresh, but you can freeze it và reheat it if you wrap it well. Lớn reheat, wrap the bread in foil và bake it in a 375° oven for 10 to lớn 15 minutes or until hot to lớn the touch. Then mở cửa the foil và heat for 5 minutes khổng lồ crisp it slightly. Serve fry bread with these Southwestern skillet recipes.—Maggie Knoebel, Taste of trang chủ Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.