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Category : Grains & Breads       Region : Southwest ~ California       Rating : 5
Navajo Fry Bread

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Cherokee

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Mary Harris ...who learned this from Navajo friends in Cortez, Colorado

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup DRY Milk
  • 2 Tbls. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbls. Salt
  • 6 Cups Unsifted Flour
  • 2 2/3 Cup Warm Water
  • Lard for Frying.

Directions

Mix together dry ingredients
Mix in water & knead on floured surface 'till it isnít sticky anymore.
Then I usually put the dough in a plastic bag or wrap with plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out. Heat lard in cast iron frying pan, but donít let it smoke!
Pull off a piece of dough about the size of an egg & shape into about a 9 inch round.
Poke a hole in the middle & add to hot lard & fry on each side until golden.
Drain on paper towels ( I use pieces of brown paper bags, it's cheaper & works just as well!!)

Note: Donít ask me why this recipe has dried milk in it!!! Itís great so I have never questioned it!! I always use lard, though if you are worried about how healthy this is, you could use oil.

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