Indian Fry Bread or “Navajo Tacos” are crispy pillows of dough with a soft inside. Complete it by adding sweet or savory toppings! This delicious Fry Bread recipe is NO-FAIL! It’s a perfect dinner, topped with taco ingredients like Guacamole and Salsa, or a sweet dessert, sprinkled with powdered sugar!
WHAT IS FRY BREAD? This tasty main dish is also called Navajo Tacos. It originates from southwestern Native Americans as a result of being relocated from Arizona to New Mexico, and using cooking staples given to them from the government. Over the years, Fry Bread has become a unique cultural symbol. They are also commonly referred to as Indian Fry Bread or Pop Overs. Lots of names for lots of goodness! With its unique history, they are especially popular here in Arizona and in New Mexico. Source
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons baking soda
I usually only take half the flour at first (Mix it with all of the other dry ingredients) and add water until you get a paste, then slowly add more flour until you get a nice soft dough.
You want your pieces of dough to be about 1/2 inch thick. Fry this in lard until it’s golden brown.
Coat with butter after removing from pan.
I don’t measure the water. I add warm water until I get the paste.