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Fry bread

Native American Fry Bread

Native American Fry Bread

Variations of this fry bread are common in many Native American communities including Cheyenne, Choctaw and Navajo.
Servings 8 pieces


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk optional
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water or slightly less


  1. Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually stir in warm water.
  3. Mix until dough forms a ball and pulls from he edge of the bowl.
  4. Knead on lightly floured surface until well mixed and elastic.
  5. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls.
  6. Using palms of hands, pat into circles about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Heat 3/4 inch oil to 450 degrees in frying pan.
  8. Carefuly slip rounded, flat pieces of dough into the hot oil
  9. Bread will start to rise . When both is borwn, brown other side.
  10. Drain well and place in baking pan in 200 degree oven and cover with damp towel to keep warm and chewy.
  11. Repeat with remaining dough.

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