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INDIAN FRYBREAD

I’m a Native American and this is the closest I’ve ever come to finding a recipe that tastes like my grandmother’s! Be careful not to knead it too much, as kneading it too much will make it harder. We now use it when we want to try the famous “pow-wow” burgers, we also use it as a base for “Indian tacos” with spicy burger, and other taco fillings, and much more! Thanks Rita, it brought me the taste of “home”.

I cut this recipe in half to get 6 fried bread. I added a little more salt than was required. I sprinkled a little flour on the counter before taking out the bread balls so they don’t stick. They flattened out nicely, so I didn’t need a rolling pin. In fact, I fried them in my cast-iron skillet. They turned out absolutely perfect. I grew up eating fried bread as a child, this recipe reminded me. The kids loved it, they fought over leftover fried bread. NO LEFTOVER. This is pure comfort food.

When I was little, my father and I ate at a restaurant that served Indian tacos. We loved them and were disappointed when the restaurant went bankrupt, but a few years ago, (it has been 16 years since), my father called me and said he had heard of a recipe for tacos. He told me he needed fried bread, so not being familiar with these recipes before being skeptical. But after I made it and topped it off with my favorite ingredients, the memories flooded back to me. Thanks for this recipe! From me and my dad!

Ingredients:

4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of powdered milk
1 1/2 cups of hot water
1 cup of butter
Extra flour to flour your hands

Instructions:

Put the flour in a bowl, add the baking powder, salt and milk powder.
Mix in hot water to form the dough.
Cover hands with flour
Knead the dough by hand until it is smooth but not sticky. Cover with a cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Form dough balls about 2 cm in diameter and flatten them by patting and stretching the dough.
Melt the lard an inch deep in the pan. When it is hot, place the dough in the pan. Fry one side until golden brown, then turn and fry the other side.
You can cover it with honey, powdered sugar, etc. You can also make it tasty by covering it with cooked sausage, or fried egg… Enjoy

Source: allrecipes.com