Jacki Gamboe Recipe

Native American Fry Bread

By Jacki Gamboe JackiG

My husband is 1/4 Cherokee and loves to eat this bread plain. My children love to experiment with different toppings. I like to use the fry bread for Native American Tacos.

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2 c
all purpose flour, plus more if needed
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
milk, room temp or evap milk
vegatable shortening, veg oil or peanut oil for frying
honey or cinnamon/sugar optional toppings
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Directions Step-By-Step

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in med bowl make a well in center. Pour in milk. Stir until dough comes together in a shaggy mass. Knead briefly (about 10 turns) sprinkling extra flour so as not be too sticky. Let rest, covered, for 30 minutes.
Heat about 4-5 inches of oil in a deep skillet or electric fryer (375 degrees). Divide dough into 8-10 balls and pat or roll out each one to about 4 inches in diameter to form a flat disc. Fry in oil 2-3 mins each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with Cinnamon/sugar, powdered sugar, enjoy plain, or use as the base for taco mixings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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    lisa roysdon weewatch - Aug 12, 2010
    My daughter had a team bonding sleepover last weekend. The volleyball coach is 100% native american. They had this and LOVED it. I am going to make it tomorrow night. I will let you know. thx.Lisa.
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    Michelle Antonacci Huniibeekeeper - Aug 14, 2010
    My husband is also part cherokee, 1/4 and I have been trying to learn all I can about it for my daughter. Any other recipes you have I would love to see them! Thanks :)
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    Susan Smith grassypath - Aug 15, 2010
    My husband & I are both 3/4 Cherokee and we both ate the fry Bread at a Pow Wow several years ago. It is sooo very delicious! I have always wanted to get the recipe and couldn't ever find it until now. Thank you Jacki for sharing.
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    Emy Collin Iktomi - Aug 16, 2010
    I love frybread!! My recipe is a bit different (passed down through the generations from my Yankton Sioux grandmothers) but it's all good...even bad frybread (not saying yours is) is better than NO frybread!
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    Jacki Gamboe JackiG - Aug 17, 2010
    I am glad you all like the recipe...I have few different ones, but this is the one my family liked best. @Emy- I would love to have your recipe for fry bread. @Michelle- if I find anymore I will post them. @ Lisa and Susan, I hope you like the recipe, most of the ones for fry bread I have found use powdered milk, but I do not care for the taste. I have a Miwok friend that just makes hers with flour and water....so there are different ones out there. You just find the one that best suits you. Thank you.