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Indian Fry Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Mills Otto
Added: Sunday, July 5, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups of flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp dry milk powder
1& 1/2 c warm water
1 to 2 cups shortening for frying

Directions:
Directions:
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and milk powder in a a large mixing bowl. Gradually add in warm water. Mix until dough forms a ball and comes clean from the edge of the bowl. You may need a little more water. Knead dough until well mixed and elastic. Divide dough into pieces and roll into balls.( If making Indian tacos, make into 6 balls, if making a sweet snack with honey or powdered sugar make 8 to 10 smaller portions to make 2 inch balls) Using the palms of your hands pat out dough in circles about 1/2 inch thick.

Melt shortening in a large skillet. You will need about 3/4 inches of melted shortening. Heat to 500
Slip a rounded flat piece of dough into the hot skillet. It will start to rise at the top. When the underside is brown, flip over and brown on the other side. Drain well on paper towels.

To make Indian tacos, top with chili with beans, chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, shredded lettuce, grated cheese and pepper sauce.

To make a sweet snack, drizzle with honey. Serve with butter and blueberry or strawberry jam, or powdered sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes plus frying time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I do not recall grandma making these. I remember her talking about fry bread from when she was a child, maybe a recipe Henrietta Mills learned from Anthony or his family? Taco recipe a newer version, served quite often at Pow-wows in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

 

 

 

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