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Fry Bread is a multi-purpose item, it can be used as the bread with a meal, or covered with a dessert topping, or filled and made into an Indian Taco. It is a must to get when attending powwows similar to funnel cakes when attending a fair.
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Sift together the flour, salt, powdered milk, and baking powder.
Add all the water over the flour mixture
Stir the dough with a fork until it starts to form one big clump.
Use floured hands to continue mixing the dough getting all the flour into the mixture to form a ball. DO NOT KNEAD. The inside of the dough will be sticky and the outside will be floured.
Cut the dough into four (4) pieces.
Using your hands, shape, stretch, pat, and form a disk of about 6 inches in diameter and about ½ inch thick.
Heat your oil to 350oF. NOTE: If using a cast iron skillet the oil should be about 1-inch deep.
Place dough gently into the oil, do not splatter.
Press down on the dough as it fries so the top is submersed into the hot oil. Fry until brown about 3 to 4 minutes then flip and fry the other side.
NOTE: Fry Bread can be kept warm in a 200 degree F. oven for up to 1 hour, or refrigerated to be reheated in a 350 degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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OhPhoenix 3 years agoEarly History of Fry Bread by Cynthia Detterick-Pineda The government supplies of lard, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder or yeast, and powdered milk were often rancid. Fry bread came from these few foods provided during the 4 years of captivity. Since that time, it has become common food at most all PowWows of numerous tribes To some, Indian Fry Bread is a sacred tradition. It is to be consumed by the people until the earth has again become purified. [I posted this recipe.]