Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 min

The Sage Cafe at Barona Valley Ranch serves this Fry Bread between the hours of 5 and 11 PM. It is OUTSTANDING. Hands down it is the best fry bread I've ever eaten. Top with honey, butter and/or powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar and you'll swear you're eating manna from heaven. We like it so much we asked for the recipe and were quite pleasantly surprised that they freely hand it out! So - here it is, I'm sharing it with you. Enjoy! ETA: You may need to add a tiny bit more water to this, make sure it is hot. Also, don't roll too thin, or they'll fry up crispier than they should.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the salt and baking powder in the flour.
  2. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until well blended.
  3. Place all into the spiral mixer and add the water slowly to form the dough.
  4. Mix gently for several minutes and check for dough feel.
  5. Remove from the mixer and place on the bench.
  6. Divide dough into 4 small rounds and knead until firm.
  7. Place under wet towels and let rest.
  8. For the fry bread, break off 2 ounce pieces and roll round and flat.
  9. Cook in hot oil at 500 degrees for several seconds on each side.
  10. The finished product should be soft and light in texture absorbing little to no oil.
  11. Practice makes perfect!


Most Helpful

This sounds great! When I was in High School '73-'77 the little cafe in town made what they called navajo tacos and it was fry bread topped with chili, lettuce, cheese and onions. It is fantastic! The cafe burned years ago but the memories of great food is still around.

dngbat February 05, 2009

A very easy making recipe, topped with butter, and served with spaghetti. I will try honey next time. Made for Holiday tag.

weekend cooker February 05, 2009

easy to make - easier to eat - along with some chili this was awesome....thanks

Ravenseyes May 06, 2008

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