Native American Fry Bread

Native American Fry Bread Recipe

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Jacki Gamboe


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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8 or more
35 Min
20 Min


  • 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

How to Make Native American Fry Bread


  1. 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.
  2. 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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About Native American Fry Bread

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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How to Knead Dough

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