Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fabulous Frybread

My students, as part of their final projects, are required to do a Powerpoint presentation on a topic, usually a family dish of some kind. One of my students happens to be Native American; not only did she do her presentation on frybread, but she brought some in for the class. It was a good lunch. :)

I had to attempt this recipe a few times, but I finally got it to work. When you take a look at the ingredients, you'l be able to figure out why this probably shouldn't be eaten very often--yes, I did use both sticks of Crisco. And no, the 2 tablespoons of baking powder is not a mistake. This will make at least six or seven good sized frybreads. Get a big container of honey or taco fixings, because you'll be needing them. 

Fabulous Frybread

4 cups flour
2 tsp salt
2 tbsps baking powder (more if necessary)
1 tbsp powdered milk
1 1/2- 2 cups water

2 sticks butter flavored Crisco

Honey, powdered sugar, or taco toppings

Combine the first four ingredients and stir lightly till blended. Add the water sparingly until the ingredients just come together. Shape into a ball, then let it rest for 30 minutes to an hour. Melt the Crisco in a pan. Pull off  medium size pieces of dough, shape them into balls, then roll them  into flat circles. (Be careful not to make them too thin!) Carefully place each circle of dough into the hot Crisco. Fry on each side until puffy and golden. Serve hot, with either honey and powdered sugar or taco toppings.