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Indian Fry Bread

Rated as 4.82 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 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...

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 have tried other recipes for the dough and this one is the best by far

They tasted great, but the taco shells were not crispy. Maybe I undercooked or overcooked them.

I love it

We loved this. I made 3 batches and they were gone in a flash. To speed things up I used a tortilla press to start the fry bread circle. YUM!!

I used this recipe to make Indian tacos! It was absolutely delicious!

Really love this recipe. I let the dough sit for like 15 minutes and didn't make any adjustments to the recipe.