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    Seneca Ghost Bread

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    30 mins

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    15 mins

    Chuck in Killbuck's Note:

    I've lived on the Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation now for over 35 years and used to always get this bread when I went to the annual pow wows. This is an authentic Seneca (A tribe of the Iroquois Federation) recipe and is good to eat either warm or cold. I enjoy taking several to work to snack on during the day.

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    1. 1
      In a bowl combine all except the shortening or lard.
    2. 2
      Mix until batter is smooth.
    3. 3
      In a skillet heat shortening or lard on medium heat till melted.
    4. 4
      Using a wooden spoon scoop a large spoon full from the bread batter and place it in the shortening.
    5. 5
      Let cook about 30 seconds or until bottom is firm enough to slip spatula under and flip over.
    6. 6
      Carefully turn the dough over and press with spatula to flatten.
    7. 7
      You may have to press it down several times.
    8. 8
      When it gets light brown around the edges turn it over and cook till edges are browned.
    9. 9
      Serve warm or place in baggies after cooling and eat as desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 20, 2004


      These tasty little pan-fried biscuits are very good and super fast to prepare! It took me a little more than 1 cup of water to make a batter consistency. I fried the first half in canola oil (didn't have any shortening or lard) and then I experimented and fried the second half of the recipe in a lightly oiled non-stick pan. The canola batch was a lot more flavorful, but the non-stick batch was a lot lighter. The dry milk really added richness to the bread. Thank you for this relaying this terrific Seneca recipe!

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    • on March 03, 2006


      Great bread! I used a little extra salt. So yummy with honey! I ate it with some curried cauliflower and potatoes too. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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    • on September 12, 2005


      Good stuff. First time making fry bread of any type. I did have a little trouble wih the batter as it needed more water than it called for, but I live at a slightly higher elevation. Great recipe and thanks for posting it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Seneca Ghost Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (72 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 254.3
    Calories from Fat 93
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 5.1 mg
    Sodium 190.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 5.7 g

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