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Navajo Fry Bread

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  Lard/Oil 2 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Unsifted)
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Warm water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Or More)
  Cornmeal 3 Tablespoon

1 Put enough melted lard or oil in a deep-fryer to reach a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Heat lard or oil (lard is traditional) to 400°F.
2 Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1/2 cup warm water and continue adding water to reach the consistency of bread dough; more water may be needed.
3 Tear off balls of dough. Roll out balls on a board lightly dusted with cornmeal or flour until each is 1/4 inch thick. Punch a hole in the center of each piece; the hole is a traditional mark of fry bread and comes from the Navajo custom of sticking a branch into the bread and lowering it into the hot oil.
4 Fry 1 bread at a time, turning each as soon as it becomes golden. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with honey or dusted with powdered sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Deep Fried

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1354 Calories from Fat 305

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.4%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g61.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 28.5 mg9.5%

Sodium 3545.2 mg147.7%

Total Carbohydrates 230 g76.7%

Dietary Fiber 10.1 g40.3%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 29 g59%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C

Calcium 151.9% Iron 85.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Navajo Fry Bread Recipe