Recipe: Indian Fry Bread

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman website,

flour-dust-1910046_1920As the author wrote about this recipe, “Indian Fry Bread [is] a Native American quick bread that’s fried and served either on its own, drizzled with honey, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, or topped with ground beef and other taco ingredients.”

Start to finish: 60 minutes (15 minutes active)

Servings: 6


3 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup milk
Water (as needed)
Crisco or lard (for frying)


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Stir with fork as you add milk; keep stirring until it starts to come together.
  3. Add water, approximately ¼ to ½ cup, until dough “balls up.”
  4. Cover bowl with dish towel and let rest 45 minutes.
  5. Heat Crisco or lard in frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Grab a baseball-size piece of dough and flatten with your fingers. Cut a hole in the middle of the dough (approximately ¼-inch thickness) with a knife so the dough will fry flat.
  7. Place dough in pan and fry each side until golden brown (approximately 45 seconds to 1 minute per side).
  8. Place on paper-towel-lined plate to drain.

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