Indian Fry Bread Recipe {how to}
Recipe type: dessert or savory
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Serves: 8
Can be used as a dessert or as bread for savory dish
  • 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
  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.
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.
Recipe by Seven Clown Circus at