Indian Fry Bread

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"Very easy recipe for fried bread used to make Indian Tacos. OR you can eat them with butter, or add honey or jelly! You can also slice in half and use as hamburger buns. Many possibilities. Sometimes I use garlic salt and eat them with spaghetti. They make great dippers for chili too! To make the indian tacos you just put your favorite taco ingredients on top and enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (62.1 g)
  • Calories 102.9
  • Total Fat - 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 428.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 138.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Mix ingredients together with a fork in a medium bowl. (will be sticky).

Step 2

Liberally grease your hands with vegetable oil and shape dough into a ball. Leave dough in bowl and cover with a towel and set in warm place for atleast 20 minutes, but leaving longer makes the bread fluffier.

Step 3

When you are ready to make the bread, heat vegetable oil, atleast 1 inch deep or deeper in a frying pan or electric skillet. (around 375 degrees) Test a small ball of dough in grease, it should float in grease, not sit on the bottom, if it doesn't immediately float, oil is not hot enough.

Step 4

When oil is ready, grab a ball of dough a little bigger than a golf ball and stretch out in your greased hands until dough is flattened out about the size of a large cookie. Poke a small hole in the center of the dough with your fingers, and carefully lay in the hot oil.

Step 5

Let dough brown to a golden brown before turning over and frying other side.

Step 6

Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This was so close to the recipe I used to make years ago...but I think it had yeast in it...I also feel like sharpweaver that a bit more flour would have been great with working with the dough...but overall a delicious fry bread...served with butter and spaghetti with meatballs...just like in the old days...

review by:
(24 Jul 2020)

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 7/18/13 for the " Native American Festival " portion of the " Summer Vacation Tour " in Games Forum.Other than cutting this in half, the recipe was made just as it was written(even down to putting a small ball of dough in the grease ;)). Since the dough was so sticky,I was having some difficulty getting it shaped. Maybe the next time,a bit more flour will be added so I can get the dough to be more cooperative. I've never tasted fry bread before and I didn't know what to expect. But I was pleasantly suprised with the taste. I also want to say," I'm happy to be the first one to rate this recipe. " Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

review by:
(19 Jul 2013)