Easy Navajo Fry Bread

Easy Navajo Fry Bread

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

This great recipe can be used for savory or sweet dishes! Taco fixings work just as well as honey butter or frosting for a quick scone recipe.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons lard; or shortening
3/4 cup Water
oil; to fry in

Original recipe makes 6



In a large bowl stir flour, dry milk, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening or lard until mixture is like cornmeal. Add water, stirring with a fork until it clings together. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 5 minutes). Divide into 6 balls. Press each ball out. Fry in 1 inch of hot oil browning both sides until crispy.

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I posted this recipe, and we love it at our house. It's a quick easy way to make a soft navajo fry bread that stays soft after frying. We love to make extras and whip up some maple frosting to put on them for desert.
melarky 5y ago

When we make these, we will often make extras that we use for desert with a simple maple frosting (butter, icing sugar, and maple flavoring). They are a family favorite and always turn out nice and fluffy and taste great. [I posted this recipe.]
melarky 6y ago

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