Indian Fry Bread Recipes

This Traditional Ojibwe Recipe
is Easy to Make



Try Indian fry bread recipes from Minnesota. Ojibwe fry bread is one of our favorite traditional Ojibwe recipes.

Indian Fry Bread

I grew up in Northern Minnesota and fry bread, wild rice, wild game and fish, wild berries and other native foods were often on our menu. I still love to make wild rice dishes and other traditional foods.

This is one of my ways of remembering this part of my history and honoring the culture and traditions of the Ojibwe people in Minnesota.

Here is the Indian Fry Bread recipe that my mother made when I was young---and still makes when we request it.

Mom's Indian Fry Bread

Ingredients:
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/2 c. warm water or milk

Sift first three ingredients together and stir in beaten egg. Add water or milk to make soft dough. Round up on lightly floured cloth or bread board. Knead lightly. Roll or pat out 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips about 2 x 3 inches and cut slit in center of each strip. Drop into deep, simmering, fat. Brown on both sides. Serve hot.

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Indian Fry Bread: (this is a more traditional version and does not use egg or milk)

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 cups of flour
1 cup warm water


Directions:

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add warm water in small amounts and knead until soft but not sticky. Adjust the flour or water as needed, Cover aand let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Pull off large egg-sized balls of dough, turn out into fairly thin rounds. Fry rounds in hot oil until bubbles appear on the dough, turn over and fry on the other side until golden brown.

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One More Indian Fry Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

4 cups of flour 1 tbs. baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 tbs. powdered milk 1 ½ cups warm water 1 cup shortening Extra flour to flour your hands

Directions:

Put flour in bowl, add baking powder, salt and powdered milk. Mix.

Mix in warm water to form dough.

Cover hands in flour.

Knead dough by hand until soft but not sticky. Cover with a cloth and let stand for 15 minutes.

Shape dough into balls about 2 inches across then flatten by patting and stretching the dough.

Melt shortening about an inch deep in frying pan. When hot put dough in pan. Fry one side till golden brown, then turn and fry the other.

Top with any combination of honey, berries, powdered sugar, cinnamon, etc. to make a fry bread dessert. Top your fry bread with traditional taco fixings like ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese etc. to serve this as an "Indian Taco".

Indian Fry Bread

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