Fry Bread

This delicious fried dough can be used to create a myriad of yummy dishes from Indian Tacos to Cinnamon Sugar coated Beaver Tails. Also delicious as a base for fruit and ny type of stew or braised meats.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indigenous
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Chef Seika Groves


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Oil for frying


  • Put flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well, add warm water and stir until dough begins to ball up.
  • On a lightly floured surface knead dough. Do not over-work the dough. After working dough, place in a bowl and refrigerate for 1/2 to 1 hour.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees in a frying pan or kettle.
  • Lightly flour surface and pat and roll out baseball size pieces of dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut hole in middle with a knife so the dough will fry flat.
  • Place in oil and cook until golden brown and flip over and cook opposite side until same golden brown. Dough is done in about 3 minutes depending on oil temperature and thickness of dough.


Add your favourite toppings to accompany this fried bread treat.