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Native American Fry Bread

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"It's been a favorite of mine since I was little that my grandma made every year for Christmas."
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44 m servings 307
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen)


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  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  2. Dissolve yeast in the warm water in a small bowl. Pour into the middle of the flour mixture. Mix together lightly and rapidly until dough is moist and soft. Allow dough to rise slightly, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Pinch off a 2-inch piece of dough with well-floured fingers. Stretch it into a round 5 to 6 inches in diameter, working in more flour if needed.
  5. Deep-fry dough until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 307 calories; 8 51.5 6.7 0 476 Full nutrition

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These were very good. I served then topped with pinto beans, cheese, lettuce and diced tomato. They would also be good made a little smaller and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

We did not use oil to cook due to dietary restrictions. Pan Fried with butter instead. Family loved them :)

I was a little nervous to make this, since I don't fry things in general, but I was asked to bring a native American dish to a book club. I used an electric skillet set at 375° and that worked ...

I will make this again.