Monday, January 25, 2010

Yummy Fry Bread Recipe

Navajo Tacos are an easy and cheap dinner idea. Basically it's a scone or fry bread topped with chili, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes (in season), sour cream, and salsa. My hubby served a church mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation. A little Navajo grandma took a liking to him, and gave him her family recipe. Thought I'd share it. The trick to light fluffy fry bread is to let the dough rest for as long as possible. I like to whip a batch up before church and let it sit while we are gone ( I have let it set for up to four hours before). This recipe makes quite a few, but my family gobbles them up as fast as I can fry them!

Fry Bread

6 cups all purpose flour (or 4 cups all purpose flour and 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
2 - 2 1/4 cups water

Combine dry ingredients. Whisk together milk and water. Add to dry ingredients and mix together until a soft dough forms ( it will be sticky). Place in a greased bowl. Cover bowl and let rest for at least a half an hour. Pinch balls of dough the size of golf balls and stretch out flat. Fry in two inches of hot oil (if you strain the cooled oil through a mesh strainer and refrigerate, you can reuse it a second time) until light brown; turn over and fry the other side. Serve as a Navajo Taco or with jam or honey.


  1. TINA!! Thank you so much for telling me about your blog! I have already copied down some of your recipes! So great!

  2. Ohh, we haven't had this in a while. Thanks for the reminder. I will have to try this tomarrow when I am off work. Hope all is well with the knee. Good luck. LMK if you need anything!



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