Indian Fry Bread Recipe {how to}

How to Make this Indian Fry Bread Recipe is so quick and easy it should be criminal.  Seriously. The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to let the dough rise, and, since the main ingredient is flour, it’s super inexpensive to make.  My kids teacher makes this recipe with her students as part of their Native American unit at school every year (that’s where I got the recipe) and it’s a highlight for the students each year.  I’ve helped a few years in a row, and I can tell you that I’ve seen nearly 70 kids devour this bread.  It’s THAT good.  To me, with a sweet topping,  it tastes like funnel cake at the fair.  Conversely, you can put savory toppings on it, like taco fixings, and it tastes more like a chalupa.  Yummy.  The recipe is absolutely kid friendly too (well, except for the frying part)!

Indian Fry Bread

Traditionally, you’ll make the Indian fry bread into a round disk, but for Valentine’s Day, I decided to make it into a heart.  {{sweet}}

Indian Fry Bread Ingredients

  • 4 cups white flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large TBSP Shortening
  • water (approximately 2 cups) to make a medium stiff dough
  • *additional flour to work with dough
  • vegetable oil to fry dough

Directions {step-by-step}

Indian Fry Bread

Step 1:  Mix together dry ingredients.

Indian Fry Bread

Step 2:  Add in shortening and water (approximately 2 cups).  Mix together to make a stiff dough.

Indian Fry Bread

Step 3:  Cover hands in flour and sprinkle work surface with flour so dough doesn’t stick.  Make dough balls about 3 inches in diameter.

Indian Fry Bread

Indian Flat Bread

Step 4:  Flatten balls with the heels of your hands to make 6 inch circles (or shape into a heart like I did).  You do not need to use a rolling pin!

Indian Fry Bread

Step 5:  Heat 1″ of cooking oil in skillet and when hot, drop in the flattened bread.

TIP:  To keep oil cleaner longer, tap off excess flour from dough before dropping into hot oil.

Indian Fry Bread

Step 6:  Brown each side.  Drain on paper towel.

Indian Fry Bread

Step 8:  Serve with favorite topping.  We love powdered sugar, syrup, apricot or strawberry jam.  Also yummy are taco toppings:  seasoned meat, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

Indian Fry Bread Recipe {how to}
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Serves: 8
 
Can be used as a dessert or as bread for savory dish
Ingredients
  • Indian Fry Bread Ingredients
  • 4 cups white flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large TBSP Shortening
  • water (approximately 2 cups) to make a medium stiff dough
  • *additional flour to work with dough
  • vegetable oil to fry dough
Instructions
  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. Add in shortening and water (approximately 2 cups). Mix together to make a stiff dough.
  3. Cover hands in flour and sprinkle work surface with flour so dough doesn’t stick. Make dough balls about 3 inches in diameter.
  4. Flatten balls with the heels of your hands to make 6 inch circles (or shape into a heart like I did). You do not need to use a rolling pin!
  5. Heat 1″ of cooking oil in skillet and when hot, drop in the flattened bread.
  6. Brown each side. Drain on paper towel.
Notes
TIP: To keep oil cleaner longer, tap off excess flour from dough before dropping into hot oil.

Serve with favorite topping. We love powdered sugar, syrup, apricot or strawberry jam. Also yummy are taco toppings: seasoned meat, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

 

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