Tasty Tuesday–Indian Fry Bread

I can’t validate the authenticity of this recipe…all I know for sure is that it’s delicious and fairly easy to make. The recipe comes from one of our school books, so I’m hopeful that it’s somewhat authentic, but even if it’s not, it’s fun to make, and makes a nice side (especially with chili) or dessert (sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or drizzle with honey while still warm).

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar and honey (optional)

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the 1 Tbsp. oil and water. Knead the dough until it’s stretchy but not sticky. Pull off a piece the size of a plum and roll it into a ball.

Pat the dough between your hands until it’s flat, then begin gently pulling the dough to stretch it out until it’s shaped like a thin, flat pancake.

Punch a hole through the center with your thumb (this helps the bread to cook evenly).

Fry the bread in a few inches of cooking oil heated to about 365 degrees. When one side turns golden brown, turn the bread over and fry the other side.

Drain on paper towels. Enjoy!

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