By Noreen Doll.
I love fry bread!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.