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Fry Bread Recipe

Fry Bread Recipe

Whilte taking a trip to the Grand Canyon, my family drove through the Navajo reservation and stopped at a little cafe for dinner. I complimented the young Navajo waiter on the delicious bread and he gave me the recipe. It is very easy to make. —Mildred Stephenson, Hartselle, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 5 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in hot water to form a soft dough. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. circle.
  • 3. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry bread in hot oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain on paper towels. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein .

Reviews for Fry Bread

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Easy recipe, easy to double or triple, I added a little onion powder and it turned out to be a nice addition to any supper."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Excellent and easy recipe. You can lighten it and stretch it by dividing the dough into four pieces and rolling out to a four inch round. That makes them about perfect for Navajo tacos!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"My husband raved and raved about how good this was. I thought it was very good too. I made it with healthy canola oil. One small problem - when I added the hot water, it didn't mix up into a dough, so I added more water until it was a stiff doughy consistency and it turned out fine. Very easy to make."

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