FRYBREAD (Zahsakokwahn)-- Staple of Powwows, Symbol of Intertribal Indian Unity
Native American Fry Bread
- Serves: 10
- Complexity: medium
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- Hot shortening or oil in deep frypan or fryer
- Sift dry ingredients.
- Lightly stir in milk.
- Add more flour as necessary to make a dough you can handle.
- Kneed and work the dough on a floured board with floured hands until smooth.
- Pinch off fist-sized pieces and shape into a disk
- Disk must be rather flat, with a depression -- almost a hole -- in the center of both sides.
- Fry in very hot oil or shortening (about 375°) until golden and done on both sides.
- Drain on absorbent paper.
-- everyone has their own characteristic shapes.(Shape affects the taste, by the way because of how it fries). Don't add liquid once you begin mixing it will make the dough tough - instead reserve some of the flour and add it to achieve the right consistency.