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Quick And Easy Fry Bread

Updated on December 19, 2012
Yummy fry bread!
Yummy fry bread! | Source

Fry bread made simple

Looking for something different. Try this quick and easy fry bread recipe and discover how you can top it with any kind of fixings! These round golden pieces of frybread go great when topped with any rich meat dish, like tacos, bar b q, sloppy joes or pulled pork. You can even wrap them around a hotdog or your favorite brauts and then fry them up! Even better and more mouth watering, is topping them with sugared fruit or simply add honey and powder sugar!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves family of four


  • 4 to 5 cups cooking oil or lard
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon double acting baking powder
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups hot water, not boiling (hot tap is fine)
Cooking fry bread!
Cooking fry bread! | Source
  1. Using a whisk, mix together all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add 1 cup and 1/3 of the hot water into the center of the dry mix and begin to work the flour with your fingers until it forms a ball. You will want dough moist but not sticky so add more hot water or flour, a little at a time, if needed. Once you knead your mixture and it is formed into a soft dough, cover with a wet cloth and let rest for 20 minutes. Caution; do not mix the dough more than 10 minutes or it will result in toughness.
  2. Just before resting period is done, begin to heat up oil in a large fry skillet. Iron skillets work the best! Use enough oil to fill just over half the pan and no more and heat on medium high to high. If you are a wooden spoon lover, then you have an excellant tool for testing your oil. When you see your oil start to swirl around, stick the opposite end of a wooden spoon into the center of the oil pan. If the spoon handle instantly begins to sizzle then your oil is ready.
  3. Now that the oil is ready, let's patty out a few pieces! Taking a piece that is a little bigger than a golf ball, roll out into a thin saucer size disc. Be sure to flour your hands and ocassionally flour the board and dough to keep from sticking. Experiment with the sizes you want. This dough cooks well as small pieces to pieces as big as plates! If you make big pieces, then fry one at a time! Quickly and gently lay into the hot grease and have your tongs ready along with a basket lined with paper towels for draining.
  4. As soon as you see the edges get a golden brown, use the tongs to flip over and crisp up the other side. This usually only takes no more than a minute to a minute and a half, so do not leave your pan! Remove and drain, then top with whatever is licking at those taste buds and serve!
Ah, Tacos!  What's for dinner tonight?
Ah, Tacos! What's for dinner tonight? | Source

This quick and easy fry bread recipe can be easily divided for smaller serving portions or doubled for bigger parties. You can also keep that frybread warm by placing in a paper towel lined cooler after removing from oil. The cooler makes for easy transport and insulates for hours!

If you are looking for a party pleaser, you can pat out small pieces of frybread and serve with bean or humus dip, just to name a couple tongues tasty toppings! Remember those homemade donuts you use to make as a kid with canned biscut dough? Go ahead, throw the hot frybread into a paper sack with cinnamon and sugar and enjoy with delight your cinnamon critter! If you get real brave, then try adding other herbs to the flour mix, like basil, garlic or even nuts! Go wild and enjoy!


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    • WiccanSage profile image

      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      I love fry bread, this recipe looks better than the one I've been using. Great hub!

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      T. Clifton 4 years ago from Buffalo, Missouri

      I cannot wait to try your recipe. I love fry bread. The best I've ever had was at Sedalia, Missouri Powwow. They put taco stuff on it, but plain or powdered sugar...the best I ever had. Kicking myself for not asking for the recipe. Again, can't wait to try yours. Thank you for sharing it.

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      backporchstories 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Yes, you can essentially use any biscut or bread recipe, just simple pat out into round flat disk and fry in hot oil! Sometimes I use a sweet amish bread recipe when I want to go through the trouble of yeast proofing and rising. All in what taste you would like. Experiment and let me know how it all turns out!

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      Cynthia 5 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      Will this work if you use self rising flour instead?

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      backporchstories 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I like topping them with salad fixings and ranch dressing.

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      Cynthia 5 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      Looks yummy!

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      Yes, definitely i'll make this in this weekend.thanks for sharing.Voted up.