In 1999 the
Gold Medal catalog was seen to recommend "Elephant Ears,"
crispy fried yeast dough topped with sugar or honey. This
is nothing more than the "fry bread" that has been an
American indian favorite since … well, since. Hot
and delicious, you can find fry bread at every celebration
and on every table on the rez. You might want to see the
wonderful film "Smoke Signals" for just the right
appreciation. There are as many recipes for it as there
are indians … here is one. You can eat fry bread plain,
sweet, or savory, making it a really versatile menu item!
(makes 12 pieces)
4 cups flour
1 to 1½ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup dry powdered milk
ingredients together. Add enough lukewarm water (about 2
cups) to make soft dough. Let rest 20 minutes. Pat or roll
out 1/4 inch thick, fry in hot oil in skillet (400°).
Brown on one side and turn. Drain on paper towels. Serve
hot with honey. Makes 12 pieces. Alternatively, cut in ¼
cup shortening to the dry ingredients above, mix until
crumbly, add liquid, roll out thin and fry on 400° griddle
or iron skillet. Brown one side and turn.
Taco", top with taco fillings: let guests add chopped
tomatoes, seasoned meat, onions, lettuce, refried beans,
sour cream and shredded Cheddar cheese from separate
dishes. Fry bread can also be served hot with powdered
sugar or honey for a breakfast "donut".
here with permission of Wayne Keyser From the CDRom