Fry Bread


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This recipe is made in the classic traditional method.

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Necedah, WI

Time needed

5 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings


  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. milk
  • 4 C. oil for frying (or as needed )


In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, and mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour if necessary to be able to handle the dough. On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, at least 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a large, deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees. Oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep. Break off 3/4 C. sized pieces of dough, and shape into round discs 1/4-inch in thickness, making a thinner depressed area in the center. Fry breads in the hot oil until golden on both sides, turning only once. Drain on paper towels.

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Reviews (1)

  • I would add one more tablespoon of baking powder and half a tsp more salt. One of my native friends says use 1 tbs baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt per cop of flour. He uses hot water only. I can attest to how wonderful bannock (fried bread) is.


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