Navajo Fry bread

February 9, 2015

Author Notes: A classic native american treat! This version is the Navajo Version, but fry bread itself varies by tribe and even varies within the tribe. Mine is just a standard and simple take. myknifeswork

Serves: 4


  • 2 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups oil for frying
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl or mixer. Mix all together until it is all evenly distributed throughout.
  2. Slowly add the warm water a little at a time while kneading by hand or using an electric mixer fitted with the hook attachment. * With hand: Knead the dough 30-40 times gently turning to mix. Knead until the water is fully incorporated and dough in slightly smooth and sticky. * With Mixer: Mix the dough with an electric mixer on low speed while slowly adding the water. Mix on low for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Once it is all mixed, cover with saran wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rest for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the frying oil in a frying pan to about 350 degrees F.
  4. Divide dough into recipes yield (4 or 8). Roll or shape dough out into a round form about a ¼ inch in thickness. (*think mini pizza)
  5. Gently place dough into oil and cook until golden brown on the edge and flip to cook on the other side.

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