Indian Fry Bread (Navajo Tacos)

Best fry bread ever! Can be used as the base for Navajo Tacos, which are layered like tacos: fry bread, cheese, taco meat, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. My kids also like it with honey or cinnamon and sugar.



Step: 1

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Pour in milk; mix thoroughly. Pour in warm water gradually, kneading dough until soft but not sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest, about 15 minutes.

Step: 2

Pinch off egg-shaped balls of dough and place on a flat work surface. Roll out into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Make a small hole in the center of each round.

Step: 3

Melt shortening in a deep fryer or large saucepan. Working in batches, fry dough rounds in hot shortening until bubbly and golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.


Per Serving: 838 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 48.6g; fat 69.1g; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 368.8mg.

The quality of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.

To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.

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