Indian Fry Bread

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Indian Fry Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Category: Breads

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8



  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1 quart Oil (Canola or Vegetable work best)


  1. You can either sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a professional grade sifter… or you can be like me and simply whisk it together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Once you have all the dry ingredients sifted together, slowly pour in the water and stir it together with a rubber spatula until is turns into a sticky dough.
  3. Use your hands to continue mixing the dough until you’ve completely mixed in all the water. You will end up with a sticky mess, just keep going until it’s done
  4. Allow the dough to rest a few minutes then divide it up into sixteen equal sized balls. I do this by making a big ball, and the cutting it in half, and those in half, and those in half, and then all of those in half again.
  5. At this point, pour your oil into your fryer, or frying pan, and begin heating it to 177°C (350°F).
  6. You can either use a rolling pin to make neat little circles a quarter inch thick, or you can use your fingers to knead them into circular shapes about a quarter inch thick… I like using my fingers.
  7. Once the oil reaches the correct temperature, simply fry the dough circles one at a time, until they turn light golden brown.
  8. Immediately place them on a plate covered with a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

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