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    Navajo Fry Bread

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    2 hrs 40 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins

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    1. 1
      Combine the flour, powdered milk, baking powder and salt and sift them into a deep bowl.
    2. 2
      Add the 2 tablespoons of lard bits and, with your fingertips, rub the flour and fat together until the mixture resembles flakes of coarse meal.
    3. 3
      Pour in the water and toss the ingredients together until the dough can be gathered into a ball.
    4. 4
      Drape the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest at room temperature for about 2 hours.
    5. 5
      After the resting period, cut the dough into three equal pieces.
    6. 6
      Then, on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rough circle about 8 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick.
    7. 7
      With a small sharp knife, cut two 4- to 5-inch long parallel slits completely through the dough down the center of each round, spacing the slits about 1 inch apart. In a heavy 10-inch skillet, melt the remaining pound of lard over moderate heat until it is very hot but not smoking.
    8. 8
      The melted fat should be about 1 inch deep, add more lard if necessary.
    9. 9
      Fry the breads one at a time for about 2 minutes on each side, turning them once with tongs or a slotted spatula.
    10. 10
      The bread will puff slightly and become crisp and brown.
    11. 11
      Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2001

      Haven't tried this yet, but wanted to comment to Ashley that Navajo Fry Bread is meant to be topped with powdered sugar or honey, or used for the delectable "Navajo Taco" (top with refried beans, lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese).

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    • on July 19, 2001


      The bread is tasteless.

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    • on September 16, 2011


      I relly love this bread with a little powdered sugar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Navajo Fry Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (925 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1856.0
    Calories from Fat 1500
    Total Fat 166.7 g
    Saturated Fat 66.5 g
    Cholesterol 172.9 mg
    Sodium 794.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 8.4 g
    Protein 14.2 g

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