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Basic Navajo Fry Bread

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“I first made this on 06/04/02. Very tasty and easy to make. Fluffier and more bread-like than versions I've tried before. I like to add 1 more tbsp. of shortening and about 1/4 cup of white sugar. I like to use these when I make something for dinner that has a sauce like curry or something. Try different things like adding spices to the dough that's similar to your main dish. My family loves these!”
READY IN:
16mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cut in the shortening until it resembles crumbs.
  3. Slowly add water and mix thoroughly until you have a good dough.
  4. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
  5. Use flour when needed and break off pieces about the size of a golf ball.
  6. You flatten these balls to about pancake size and fry in hot oil.
  7. I don't remember the reason why but the Indians poke a hole in the center of the dough before frying.
  8. When they are golden, drain on paper towels.

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