Fry Bread Recipe

By Noreen Doll.

I love fry bread!

Delicious Fry Bread by Crafty Journal

However, it isn’t easy to find and usually you need to look for it at a food booth at a street fair, craft fair, or sometimes a state or county fair.

So I decided to make my own.

Delicious Fry Bread by Crafty Journal

I found lots of recipes for fry bread, and tried a few, but some of them just didn’t taste quite right.

What I eventually realized was that the dough needs to be a yeast dough, not a baking powder or baking soda dough.

You can make some from your own favorite bread dough recipe, or just use frozen bread dough or rolls.

So here’s what you need to make your own fantastic fry bread.


Bread Dough Made with Yeast

Flour for Rolling the Dough

Oil or Crisco for Frying

3 or 4 inch Deep Frying Pan or Large Pot

Rolling Pin

How to Make Delicious Fry Bread.

1. Get the bread dough out and shape into balls – about the size of your fist or a little smaller.

2. Start heating the oil or Crisco in the pan.

3. Roll out the dough balls into flat circles about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.

Delicious Fry Bread by Crafty Journal

You need to get your circles all ready, as once you start frying you can’t really stop to roll more because the fry bread cooks fast.

4. Put 2 or 3 paper towels on a large plate or platter to receive the finished fry bread.

5. When the oil is hot (drop in a bit of bread to check – it should brown pretty quickly), start frying the bread circles one at a time.

They will cook quickly, so watch them closely.

Delicious Fry Bread by Crafty Journal

As soon as the bread is golden on the bottom, use a fork or tongs to turn it and fry the other side.

6. As each fry bread is done, lay it on the paper towels on the plate.

Continue until all the bread circles are cooked.

Fry bread can be reheated, but it is really best when eaten fresh.

Some of the ways to serve it are:

  • Folded in half with chili or refried beans, cheese, lettuce and / or tomatoes.
  • Sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  • Broken in half with honey drizzled into the hollow middle.
  • It can be used as dessert with ice cream or whipped cream on top and drizzled with chocolate sauce.


If you make your own bread dough, you can easily freeze portions the size you would use to make a batch of fry bread, so you can make it whenever you want without having to make an entire batch of bread.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. ColleenB. says:

    The only time I make Fry Bread is when I make Indian Tacos

  2. YUM!

  3. Noreen, these look really good. Going to Pin for making later, though it looks like something I would probably be sorry I made because we will eat way too many and that’s probably not a good thing.

  4. I love fry bread too and yours looks wonderful!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    I love fry bread as well and every now and then hubby and I love a Navajo taco. Our grocers sales bags of dough for 79 cents. It’s yummy and so cheap that it’s hardly worth the bother to make my own. When I buy it I make us a small one for a Navajo taco and then a small one to eat with honey butter for dessert. YUM! Yours looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. These look really delicious. I am going to give these a try.

  7. This so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Looks so good! I have never had it or maybe I have and don’t remember. Do you make your own dough? Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  9. I do make my own dough, but it’s just a regular yeast bread dough. Frozen bread dough (thawed) will work just as well.

  10. DANGEROUS! Don’t teach me how to make this because I won’t be able to stop!!! 😉 Thank you so much for bringing your project to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll join us again this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  11. thanks for sharing this yummy fry bread at my last party..Stop by this friday for another FIESTA

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