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Tennessee Fry Bread Recipe

You'll need only four ingredients to fix this time-easing bread. "We like it with scrambled eggs and fried potatoes for breakfast," remarks Theresa Sanchez from Franklin, Tennessee. Or dunk it in soup or serve it with coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • All-purpose flour


  • 1. Place butter in a 12-in. ovenproof skillet; place in a 450° oven for 2-3 minutes or until melted.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine flour and buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a surface dusted with all-purpose flour; knead 4-5 times. Pat dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place in a single layer in prepared pan; carefully turn to coat.
  • 3. Bake at 450° for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 94 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Rabid_Monkey202 User ID: 5374101 70490
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"Holy crap! I tried this recipe out of boredom, thinking it wouldn't be worth a hill of beans. I used it as a base for Navajo Tacos, and it was good, but it's even better by itself. Make two pans--people will fight over it! Plus, it's not deep fried like traditional fry bread"

pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 78533
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"The flavor you can get out of four simple ingredients is amazing! These were sooo good; crispy, chewy, and buttery all at once! I served them for lunch with beef salad. Yum!"

sto99002 User ID: 1348351 78531
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2008

"Oh my goodness this was delicious. So fast and easy and full of wonderful flavor!"

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