Navajo Fry Bread Recipe
Yield: 6-8 servings
Total Frying Time: 20-25 minutes approximately
- 2 cups flour Cornmeal or Bluebird flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Shortening or Manteca (John Morrell Snow Cap 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 desired size.* On a board ligthtly 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)
4. Heat 2 inches of shortening in a heavy pan at a medium-high heat (oil temp should be about 350 degrees).
5. Fry the dough in the Shortening, one circle at a time, until golden on both sides, turning once. Drain on absorbent towels.