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    Real Indian Fry Bread

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Stacky5's Note:

    This was a recipe that my Girl Scout leader (Mona Prestigiacomo) gave my Mom because I raved about it so much after camping in an Indian teepee! (I earned the "Native American Heritage" patch that weekend! LOL!) It's really simple, and reminds me a lot of elephant ears that we get at county fairs here in Southern Indiana...

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    • 3 cups flour (sifted)
    • 2 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (or water if milk is not available, like if you're camping!)
    • 3 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon sugar (or salt, if you don't want it to be sweet-tasting)
    • shortening (to deep-fry)


    1. 1
      Mix dry ingredients.
    2. 2
      Add liquid and roughly mix.
    3. 3
      Heat shortening in an iron skillet (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep).
    4. 4
      Drop dough from greased slotted spoon into hot shortening and deep fry until lightly golden brown, turning once to brown both sides.
    5. 5
      Drain on paper towels.
    6. 6
      Serve buttered with cinnamon and/or powdered sugar. YUM!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2009


      i loved these and so did my picky eating 2 year old. As a kid i used to eat them with jelly. thanks for posting.

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    • on May 21, 2006


      I grew up on these, although we used oil instead of shortening and always put a bit of honey in the oil. Although these puffed up beautifully, I didn't carey for the texture. It was a bit heavy and the one's my Aunt always made were always so lite it was like eating a cloud. If I make these again, I think I'll use less flour because other than the texture, these were beautifull

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    • on August 19, 2005


      I grew up on these, only we used less shortening and turned them to cook the other side. I love these with jelly. Thanks for posting, I am going to make them again soon.

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    Nutritional Facts for Real Indian Fry Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (86 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 182.5
    Calories from Fat 23
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 8.5 mg
    Sodium 357.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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