Friday, June 17, 2011

Fry Bread

We had indian tacos for dinner.  For those of you who have had them you should have smelled the grease and come over.  And for those of you who haven't had one, well your are missing out!  What is an indian taco?  Oh my gosh..a bit of most delicious heaven!  You make a fry bread, put it on your place, put chili on top and then top it with all  your favorite taco toppings.  Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, sour cream, salsa..mmm!  Fry bread is also most delicious with stew too.  Rip it in half and dip it in your stew...oh my good!
This is all there is to it.  From the left, salt, flour, baking powder and water.  First thing, dump some flour into your bowl.  Basically the amount varies with how many people you are feeding.  When all my kids were home, and their friends were here too,  I would use a 5 pound bag of flour. 
Then you add a handful of baking powder. 

Half handful of salt.

Give it a stir and then add water.  The amount depends on how much flour you use.  According to Karri Hughus, you use a refill mug.  For a long time I had a Pit Stop cup that I used. 
Start by dumping about half the water in and stirring, you want a basic dough.  If you get too much water add more flour, not enough water add more. 

This has a little too much water in it.  I had to add more flour.  No biggie.

Once your dough is formed, dump it out ontoa a floured table and knead it so it is not sticky.  Just knead in flour til it is just right.

Once you have your dough ready get a pan and put a couple inches of oil in.  Get it hot, I put it on 8 on my stove.  Too hot and it burns, too cool and it gets greasy and icky.

John and I have found that if we grease our hands the dough doesn't stick to us.  We just use a spray.

Break off a golf ball sized piece, aahh..give or take on the size, and pat it out like a pancake.  Johns sisters in Idaho can flatten thiers just using thier hands, we haven't mastered that.  I wish I could.  John likes to put a little slit in the middle so it doesn't puff up.  I don't really care. 

Put it gently into the hot grease and fry til golden brown on one side then flip to brown the other. 
That little bit in the pan is my test piece to see if my oil is hot enough.

Thats me frying the bread!  Karlene was the photogapher! 

Put the cooked fry bread into a napkin or paper towel lined bowl or pan to cool.  Thats it.
I did measure out the ingredients for you to try! 

5 cups flour
3 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp salt
I didn't measure the water.  You can figure that one out on your own! 
This amount fed 4 adults, 1 teenager and 3 little girls with about 3 pieces left over.  Some of the adults had seconds. 
Good luck and let me know if you try it and how it turned out.
And...all you much better then me fry bread cooks how did I do?  Is this how you do yours? 



Ooooohhhhh....that looks so good!!

I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to come over and visit with you the last time I was in town. Things got a little hectic toward the end of our vacation!

We are planning on coming back the third weekend in July for Emma's 1st birthday. Maybe we can get together then!!

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