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Navajo Fry Bread Recipe

Only New Mexican’s know how awesome some good fry bread is. For some of us, the only time we can get it is at the state fair. Powdered sugar and honey over nice warm fry bread…..or a taco….the possibilities are endless! I like mine with New Mexico Green Chile, but that’s probably not a surprise!

Fry Bread made into a Navajo Taco / By ig @doubletap_mishap




Yield: 6-8 servings

Temperature: Around 400˚ (deep cast iron or porcelain lined skillet work best)

Fry Bread Recipe

  • 2 cups Bluebird flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Shortening or Manteca (Lard)
  • 2/3 cup warm water

1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add warm water to flour mixture and work into a smooth and elastic dough.

3. Divide dough into balls of the desired size.* On a board lightly dusted with cornmeal or flour, roll out each ball of dough into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Cut a hole in the center of each circle. (important)

frybread4. Heat 2 inches of shortening in a heavy pan at medium-high heat.

5. Fry the dough in the Shortening, one circle at a time, until golden on both sides, turning once. Drain on absorbent towels.

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