Navajo Fry Bread II

Navajo Fry Bread II


"As far as I know this is the original recipe for Navajo Bread. It's is great with honey and butter. The Navajo's put chiles, cheese, onion, lettuce and beans on it, and call them Nava Tacos."


40 m servings 281 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 1915 mg
  • 77%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large heavy bottomed frying pan, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil or lard to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and milk; mix well. When the dough has pulled together, form it into small balls and pat them flat.
  3. Place 3 or 4 at a time into the hot oil. When the rounds begin to bubble, flip them over and cook until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 76 Ratings


dear staff as a real navajo fried bread eater i think someone goof..typo error...instead of 2 tablespoon of salt..try..2 teaspoon of salt..this is definately too salty...or in my opinion i go...

This recipe was not so good. There was too much salt and too much liquid. I found a different recipe on the net and tried it and it was perfect. It was much like this one but with less than 1/...

My Navajo adopted mother taught me to make Fry Bread with 3 cups flour, 1 cup water, 1 tsp Baking Powder. Because most Navajo would not have access to milk and most frying is done in an open pi...

Another good fry bread recipe! Only thing though, you might want to edit the salt. Two tablespoons is -alot- of salt. I only used about 1 or 2 teaspoons last time I made this. Other than that ...

This is the recipe I have been looking for. I did reduce the salt as was advised by others. Will make this again. Thanks!!!

Way too much salt! Cut it down and you will get a wonderful fry bread and you can use it for anything. I'll be making it again.

This is a "family size" recipe that makes a lot of fry bread. I would 1/2 it or even 1/3 it for two people. I found the dough to be far too sticky to pat out into individual servings. Next time ...

I believe the amount of salt is not correct, maybe cut down to 2 teaspoons. Very salty otherwise!!!

very tasty and fast. tastes great and is a family favorite.