This is our favorite recipe, adapted from  It is an authentic Navajo recipe for Native American Indian Fry Bread.  Fry bread is the bomb.  We have tried various mixes, but it is so simple to make without a mix, just flour, salt and baking powder.

Frybread Recipe


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 cups warm water
  • a lot of corn oil for frying


Stir your flour, baking powder, and salt together in a glass mixing bowl.
Then, add warm water and stir into dough.
Knead the dough on floured wax paper.
Flatten the dough into palm-size pieces.
Fry the dough in hot oil (about 350 degrees) for 3 minutes, until it is golden brown.

Top with powdered sugar and honey.  Some add cinnamon.

Or for a savory treat, add toppings of ground meat, fried deer venison steak strips, cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes and your other favorite toppings for Navajo Fry Bread, which is a Navajo version of a taco.

Here is a recipe for skirt steak that we really like, and although it’s Argentine from our well dog-eared Seven Fires cookbook of Francis Mallman, it goes really well with fry bread.  The Argentine fry bread he references in the recipe is very similar to the Indian fry bread above.  Small world of food!