Saturday, May 23, 2009

Indian Fry Bread

A favorite local food in Arizona is Indian Fry Bread. You can always find it at Native American festivals and events.

The first photo shows how the fry bread looks when it is browned and takes shape and is being turned over to cook the other side.

The hot oil is dripping from the fry bread as the cook turns it over to brown the other side.

You can see the flames heating the oil underneath the pan.





The dough is hand rolled out and then laid into hot oil to fry, as shown in the second photo.

The third photo shows the dough cooking in the hot oil.

Fry bread is so good with either honey, powdered sugar, or with refried beans lettuce, tomato, cheese, and salsa as shown in the last photo. I like it with all of the fixings!

I have made Indian fry bread from scratch numerous times for my family. I use a wok filled with oil to cook the fry bread.

The oil is very hot though. You can easily get burned from the splattering oil since you slide the rolled out dough into the hot oil by your hands.

This deliciously tasting food is not necessarily a healthy choice, but it is yummy.

23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Ah I love fry bread. Not the healthiest I agree, but once in a while !

henny said...

Once a week will be fine. Who can resist Indian food? Wow, you had a wonderful time this weekend, Julie :).

brattcat said...

What a great post. I can hear it, smell it, almost taste it. I love seeing the steps of preparation. Is fried bread the 'problem at work' that kept you in Arizona?

B Squared said...

I never heard of it before. Like the idea of toppings.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

It does look tasty, and I too can almost smell and taste it.

Kate said...

Yes indeed it is very tasty. Cholesterol heaven! Interesting steps, but the hot oil would be a potential hazard as you mentioned. The last photo shows how wonderful it can look, as well as taste. I often eat it when in Santa Fe, NM.

Lois said...

Indian fry bread is so good! I like it with powdered sugar.

altadenahiker said...

Oh well, you know, if it's delicious it's probably not in anyway healthy. But I'd love to bite into the savory one.

Frank said...

I've enjoyed fresh fry bread at the pueblos in NM. Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Boise Diva said...

What a treat!

Jacob said...

Well, now I again have to raid the refrigerator! Yummy! Looks almost like pizza.

Layrayski said...

Looked like pizza with all the toppings! very tempting!

gogouci said...

The highlight of my day whenever we go to a pow wow. YUMMMMMM!!!!!

Ming the Merciless said...

It looks like pizza but I bet it has a taco crisp texture. How wonderful is that?!?!?!

Yum!!

Rajesh said...

Nice to know people like the Indian food.

Vogon Poet said...

Maybe unhealthy but I like it, and it's so photogenic.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

You are right not healthy at all, but I am sure it is crunchy and tasty. There is something quite similar around here but mostly served with sugar. I like the idea of adding other stuff to it. Only if my bad cholesterol were low. Maybe further ahead. Thanks for sharing this.

JM said...

Would love to try that!

Carraol said...

Great post of this series of pictures of the making of fry bread, looks yummy! Here in Mexico call it Buñuelos covered with honey made of sugarcane, exquisite.

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Tim Rucci said...

I tasted something similar to this (may have been the same thing) when I visited the Taos Pueblo some years ago, and will never forget how wonderful it was. On that trip, sopapias also became my favorite dessert and I think I had it at least 4 times in a week. We were in the area for snow-skiing, but I rember it as the best 'eating vacation' I've ever had.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I don't think I've ever had this before; it looks delicious! I'll have to try this if I ever get the chance.

a said...

we have these fried breads in hungary as well. the topping's usually cheese but sometimes jams too. i've never seen it anywhere else in europe so i was quite surprised to find out about its popularity overseas.

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