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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Indian Fry Bread--Indian Taco

Tuesday night I made fry bread. Growing up I lived next to a reservation, and there were always occasions to partake of this wonderful food. It was really a treat and every year I looked forward to the occasions when they would make it for us. Many tribes make this although, the Navajos are the original tribe, I believe. Fry bread makes a great food storage recipe and can be eaten as either a main dish or a dessert, it just depends on the topping. The most common is the Indian Taco. To make your fry bread, you will need:
1 cup flour
1t. dry milk
1t. baking powder
1/4t. salt
1/2 cup water
oil for frying
(This will make four fry bread)
Mix all the ingredients together, but do NOT knead dough. Kneading will make your fry bread heavy. The dough should be sticky. Using well floured hands, divide the dough into four balls.
Using your hands flaten the dough into a circle. Don't worry if it isn't completely round.
Heat your oil in skillet. Oil should be about 350 degrees. You can test the readiness by dropping a small piece of dough in. If it bubbles and floats to the surface it is ready. Once oil is ready, gently place in your fry bread. Once bottom is golden brown, flip over and cook on other side. About 3-4 minutes each side.
Remove from oil and prepare to eat. Fry bread can be kept warm in the oven at 200 degrees for about an hour. It can be refrigerated and reheated at 350 degrees.
To make an Indian taco, top with beans, tomato, lettuce and onion. We topped ours with beans, taco meat, cheese, olives, bell pepper, and avacado.

To make a dessert, top with honey and powdered sugar.
This is really a great recipe, I hope you try it.


  1. This looks so good! My daughter loves Indian Tacos. Thanks for sharing...

  2. mmm this does look yummy - I also tried several of your other recipes last week - THANKYOU!! they all turned out great and my family really liked the variety!



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