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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
16 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 fried breads
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in cold water and vegetable oil until dough comes together into a ball.

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  • 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.

  • 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

123 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fat 3.8g; sodium 214.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2018
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 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2019
Not good. Not light and fluffy like fry bread should be. Husband described it as hard-tack. I would agree. Read More
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2018
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 Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
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 any meal or holiday feast. We also make thicker pieces, and slice them in half to use for hamburger buns or hotdog buns. You can also stuff them before frying to make fruit pockets, pizza pockets, or just about anything you want. Also, fry bread is great for strawberry shortcake, or you can use the pieces in place of waffles or pancakes, with your favorite fruit and whipped cream or syrup on top. They turn out phenomenal! One of my family's favorite things for fry bread, is a dip that consists of half honey and half peanut or hazelnut butter, with a little cinnamon mixed in......they're AWESOME!!! And the kids gobble em up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2019
This recipe is simple and quick, I usually let my fry bread sit cover up for about 2 minutes while I get the oil hot. So it rises a little. It makes the best fry bread, you can add powdered sugar, or add all your taco trimmings on it. My husband is Native American and he loves my fry bread. He says it's not like grandma, but it will do... lol Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2018
Great starting place to develop the flavor I miss from growing up. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2018
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 dough wasn’t super sticky and the frying process was super easy! The flavor was delicious as a taco shell (tasted like a taco bell chalupa, but better) and would be so versatile as the flavor is good alone but could be used for anything. Will definitely be making these all the time!!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2018
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 be good with herbs for a burger bun or add some sugar for a dessert bread ?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2019
i made this for my family and inlaws and they absolutely loved them. wich says something because im not the best cook. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2018
I have tried other recipes for the dough and this one is the best by far Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2018
They tasted great but the taco shells were not crispy. Maybe I undercooked or overcooked them. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2019
Not good. Not light and fluffy like fry bread should be. Husband described it as hard-tack. I would agree. Read More
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