Native American Fry Bread

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Serves: 8 or more
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2 c all purpose flour, plus more if needed
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
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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Jacki Gamboe Recipe
Lightly Salted
Arnold, CA (pop. 51)
Member Since Aug 2010
Jacki's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user 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.
user 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 :)
user 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.
user 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!
user 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 there are different ones out there. You just find the one that best suits you. Thank you.

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