I was introduced to Indian Fry Bread at our State Fair in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This delicious, multipurpose bread can be eaten as a taco, dessert, or as a bread.
How it came to be introduced into the Americas is that explorers brought flour to the “New World” and traded with the Native Indians for their wares of fruits and vegetables. With the introduction to flour, the natives came up with different ways of using the flour, Indian Fry Bread being one of those delicious creations.
Here’s a simple recipe to follow so you can experience the delicious taste of Indian Fry Bread.
3 c. -All Purpose Flour
2tsp -baking powder
1/2 -tsp salt
1 c -warm water
1 quarts -Veg oil for frying
1. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Pour the water in and mix till the dough is soft, but not sticky. You can add more flour or water if needed.
2. Place in a bowl and let sit for about 15 minutes. Divide into 12 equal parts. Roll out the dough until 5 inches in diameter or 1/4 thick. Poke a hole in the middle so the bread fries well.
3. Heat oil till it reaches 375. The drop the bread in one at a time until golden brown.
4. You can eat this delicious bread with butter and honey or eat as a taco filled with your favorite taco fillings.