Fry bread is a Native American bread, and there are many versions, depending on the region and the tribe. There are versions made with yeast and cornmeal, and some are made with the addition of shortening, lard, or another fat, and might include an egg.

This version, made with all-purpose flour and baking powder, is a very simple fry bread with no extra fat or eggs. It’s an excellent choice to go with a hearty stew or chili, or make Indian fry bread tacos with seasoned ground beef and your favorite toppings (see below). Or serve the fry bread with honey, maple syrup, or fruit jam or preserves.

This recipe makes four small fry bread loaves; the recipe is easily scaled up for a larger family.
Here is how to prepare it:
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