My niece came for a visit. She lives in Northern Wisconsin. She grew up enjoying this wonderful tasty fry bread. I believe her grandmother made it often. So it easily became a family favorite. This is a bread that is a special Native American treat.
Wanting to do a fun activity with her, I arranged to make this dish that she enjoyed. I had not ever had it nor had I heard of it. It is called Indian Fry Bread.
It is great with Mexican taco fixings and with butter, cinnamon and sugar.
Indian Fry Bread
Total Time: 55 min. Prep: 40 min. Cook: 15 min.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Oil, for frying
Put flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well, add warm water and stir until dough begins to ball up. On a lightly floured surface knead dough. Do not over-work the dough. After working dough, place in a bowl and refrigerate for 1/2 to 1 hour.
Heat oil to 350 degrees in a frying pan or kettle. Lightly flour surface and pat and roll out baseball size pieces of dough. Cut hole in middle with a knife (so the dough will fry flat) to 1/4-inch thickness and place in oil and cook until golden brown and flip over and cook opposite side until same golden brown. Dough is done in about 3 minutes depending on oil temperature and thickness of dough.
After fry bread is done top with favorite topping or, chile and cheese first, then cover with lettuce and tomatoes, onions, green chile and you have an Indian Taco.
Recipe courtesy of Wooden Knife Company
Read more at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/indian-fry-bread-recipe.html?oc=linkback .
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