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Indian Fry Bread

Rated as 4.79 out of 5 Stars

"This crisp and bubbly bread is wonderful for Indian tacos or served as a dessert with powdered sugar or sugar and cinnamon. We put refried beans, Mexican-seasoned ground beef, grated cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, salsa, and sour cream on top to make a great main dish for dinner."
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16 m servings 123
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 fried breads)


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  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in cold water and vegetable oil until dough comes together into a ball.
  2. Set dough on a floured surface. Pinch off ten pieces the size of golf balls, roll into balls, and flatten each into a round. Make a small hole in the center of each round.
  3. Fill a deep skillet with oil to 3/4 inch; heat over medium-high heat. Add dough rounds in batches and fry until golden brown, about 20 seconds per side. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 123 calories; 3.8 19.3 2.6 0 215 Full nutrition

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I found letting my dough sit for 30-60 mins made these better. My whole family absolutely loves this simple and easy recipe. Thank you for sharing. - Sioux native approved

I make fry bread all the time. The only thing I do different, is that I use a packet of active yeast, and let the bread rise a few times before I tear it into pieces to fry. It goes good with an...

I was a little nervous to try this, but it’s my new favorite food!!! Easiest thing ever to make and so delicious. Not only does it use the minimum ingredients, but didn’t soak up the oil, the do...

Great recipe! Turned out yummy. Don't let them fry too long or they may get dry.

i made this for my family and inlaws and they absolutely loved them. wich says something because im not the best cook.

Great recipe! I made this with my sister (ok, she made it and I read the instructions). This is the same bread that Taco Bell uses for their chalupas. This was a very messy endeavor but well wor...

made it with gluten free flour. had to add considerably more water, but it was good.

I really like them ...but I had no idea how flat to roll them ....FYI ...thin as you can get them and put multiple fork holes to avoid bubbles. I added salt after as well. I think they would b...

Omg so good! Brush them with melted garlic butter while still hot and watch everyone go wild. I usually have to make a double batch if I want to have more than one.