Native American Fry Bread

Jacki Gamboe Recipe

By Jacki Gamboe JackiG

8 or more
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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.


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

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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Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Feb 6, 2014
I love Native Fried bread. I had some Native Taco in Page Arizona, and just love have been pinched!!!...
Also Jacki, I would like to invite you to my discussion group. It's called, "EVERYTHING MEXICAN". Just click hope to see you there. Bobby
Whitney Groceman ILUVSTEAK
Dec 7, 2011
I love fry bread when people make it, but was never sure how to do it. It is really good to make taco's with fry bread, or just with some cinnamon and sugar.
Manu Butler Manu
Apr 7, 2011
I made it. And love it. Thank you so much for the sharing. Yes it was so easy, and just had to do it. I wanted and needed this real bad. The First time I had it was back home in Hawaii at a field day. And just wanted to know how to get it. The sad part I was a lil one. Now I am 40 years later and eating my indian bread. Much Thanks to you. This is sure a keeper and know why your family love it.
Manu Butler Manu
Apr 7, 2011
Have to try it real soon. And will let you know how it came out. I have been asking and looking for a recipe for way to long. Thank you for the sharing.
shawn eide shandra
Jan 13, 2011
jacki love this and will be trying it soon. Has bannock at a pow wow and they had baked itin the oven in loaf pans. Would you have the recipe for this. I would really appreciate it. Thanks