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Category : Grains & Breads       Region : Southwest ~ California       Rating : 4
navajo fry bread

Contributor : jr

Tribal Affiliation : my ancestors are from maine and are eastern abenaki indians on my mom's side

Orgin of Recipe : california navajo

Type of Dish : Today's Native Dishes

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon double acting baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups luke warm water
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening

Directions

in a bowl whisk together the flour, the baking powder, and the salt, stir in the water, and knead the mixture on a floured surface until it forms a soft but not sticky dough. let the dough stand, covered with a kitchen towel, for 15 minutes. pull
off egg size pieces of the dough and pat and stretch
them into 1/4 thick inch rounds. poke a hole with a
finger through the center of each round so that the breads will fry evenly. in a large heavy skillet heat the shortening over moderate high heat until it is hot but not smoking, in it fry the rounds, at 1
at a time, for 2 minutes on each side, or until they
are golden, and transfer the breads as they are fried to paper towels to drain.

yield: 8 fried breads

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