Rating: 4 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Best fry bread ever! Can be used as the base for Navajo Tacos, which are layered like tacos: fry bread, cheese, taco meat, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. My kids also like it with honey or cinnamon and sugar.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
2 mins
15 mins
27 mins
6 fry breads


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Pour in milk; mix thoroughly. Pour in warm water gradually, kneading dough until soft but not sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest, about 15 minutes.

  • Pinch off egg-shaped balls of dough and place on a flat work surface. Roll out into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Make a small hole in the center of each round.

  • Melt shortening in a deep fryer or large saucepan. Working in batches, fry dough rounds in hot shortening until bubbly and golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Cook's Note:

Fry them in lard instead of shortening if desired.

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.

Nutrition Facts

838 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 48.6g; fat 69.1g; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 368.8mg. Full Nutrition