How to Make Fry Bread
- In a deep iron skillet or a heavy saucepan, heat about 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. if you don’t have a deep-fry thermometer to attach to the pan, slightly dip the wooden spoon in the oil to test if it’s hot. The oil should bubble when it’s ready.
- Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Mix thoroughly until properly combined.
- Add in the milk, and stir continuously until the dough holds firmly together.
- Knead the dough onto a work surface. Make sure that you have lightly floured it before kneading the dough. Knead it a couple of times to make the dough firmer.
- Divide the dough into four equal pieces, and shape each of the dough into a small sized ball.
- Now roll each ball of the dough into a round shape with a lightly floured rolling pin. Make a depression in the centre of each of the dough.
- Carefully slide the prepared bread in the hot oil. Fry about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until it turns golden brown.
- Remove the fry bread onto a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
- Fill the fry bread with your desired filling, roll it up, and eat.
- According to Navajo tradition, fry bread was created in 1864.
A typical fry bread recipe consists of flour, baking powder, water, salt and a small amount of oil.