Frybread is a Native American fried flatbread that can be served sweet (with honey, jelly, sugar) or savory (with minced beef and taco toppings).
4 cups plain flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening or vegetable oil
1 cup warm water
oil for frying
- In a large bowl mix the salt and baking powder into the flour.
- Rub in the shortening (or stir in the oil).
- Add the water and stir until the dough sticks together.
- Kneed the dough until it is smooth.
- Divide into fist-size balls. Place on a lightly floured board or tray.
- Cover. Leave to rise for at least ten minutes.
- Flatten into pancake circles.
- Fry in the hot oil until evenly brown on both sides.
- Drain on kitchen paper.
- Add toppings.
Each tribe has its own version of this basic recipe. Check out the different recipes on the Manataka American Indian Council website: https://www.manataka.org/page180.html