– I am a Native American and this is the closest I have come to finding a recipe that tastes like my grandmother’s recipe! Be careful you don’t knead it too much tho, as too much kneading will make it tough!! We now use this when we crave a taste of the famous ‘pow-wow’ hamburgers, also use it as a base for ‘Indian tacos’ topping with seasoned hamburger, and other taco fillings, and so much more! Thanx Rita, it brought a taste of ‘home’ to me.

– I cut this recipe in half to get 6 fry breads. I did add just a little more salt than what was called for. I sprinkled a little flour over the counter before patting my bread balls out to keep them from sticking. They flattened really well, I didn’t need a rolling pin. I actually fried these in my cast iron skillet. These turned out absolutely perfect. I grew up eating fry bread as a child–this recipe totally took me back. The kids loved these, they fought over the leftover fry bread. NO LEFTOVERS. This is pure comfort food.

– When I was a little girl, my Dad an I would eat at this restaurant that served Indian tacos. We loved them and were disappointed when the restaurant went out of business, but a few years ago, (It has been 16 years since then), my Dad called me and told me he had heard of a recipe for the tacos. He said I needed Fry Bread, so not having been familiar with this recipes before I was skeptical. But after I made it and topped it with my favorite toppings, the memories came flooding back. Thank you for this recipe! From me and my Dad!

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4 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons powdered milk

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 cup shortening

Extra flour to flour your hands


Put flour in bowl, add baking powder, salt and powdered milk.

Mix in warm water to form dough.

Cover hands in flour

Knead dough by hand until soft but not sticky. Cover with a cloth and let stand for 15 minutes.

Shape dough into balls about 2 inches across then flatten by patting and stretching the dough.

Melt shortening about an inch deep in frying pan. When hot put dough in pan. Fry one side till golden brown, then turn and fry the other.

Can be topped with honey, powdered sugar, etc. You can also make it savory by topping with cooked sausage, or fried egg…. Enjoy

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