Frybread (also spelled fry bread) is a flat dough fried or deep-fried in oil, shortening, or lard. The dough is generally leavened by yeast or baking powder. Frybread can be eaten alone or with various toppings such as honey, jam, or hot beef. Frybread can also be made into tacos (Indian tacos). It is a simple complement to meals.
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt or 1 teaspoon of table salt
- 1 cup hot tap water
- vegetable oil (to fry)
- 2 cups flour
- First, mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Next, grease your hands with the vegetable oil in order to shape the dough into a ball. After that, leave the dough in the bowl and cover it with a towel and set in warm place for about 20 minutes, the longer you leave the dough the fluffier the bread will be.
- When you think you are ready to make the bread, heat the vegetable oil. Make sure the oil is at least 1 inch deep or deeper in your frying pan. (The temperature should be about 375 degrees) Put a small ball of dough in the grease as a test. If the oil is hot enough, the ball should float on the grease. If it sits on the bottom, the oil isn't hot enough.
- When your oil is ready, take a ball of dough about the size of a golf ball and stretch it out in your greased hands. Keep stretching it out until the dough is flattened out to about the size of a large cookie.
- After that, you should poke a tiny hole in the center of the dough with your fingers. Next, carefully lay it in the hot oil.
- Make sure to let your dough brown to a golden brown color before turning it over and frying the other side.
- After cooking the frybread, drain it on paper towels. It's best to serve it as soon as you can.