In my region the Indian Fry Bread is also called a Navajo Fry Bread and somethings just Fry Bread. Regardless of what region you are in these are very tasty! Either make this recipe or if you find one on a menu at a restaurant or roadside table, ORDER ONE! You'll be glad you did :)
In my region, Fry Bread Mix is available so I can just add water to my mix and I'm good to go! So if you can get the mix, go for it! If not, follow the instructions for the fry bread below.
4 cups of flour
1 tbs. baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tbs. powdered milk
1 ½ cups warm water
1 cup shortening
Extra flour to flour your hands
Put flour in bowl, add baking powder, salt and powdered milk. Mix.
Mix in warm water to form dough.
Cover hands in flour.
Knead dough by hand until soft but not sticky. Cover with a cloth and let stand for 15 minutes.
Shape dough into balls about 2 inches across then flatten by patting and stretching the dough.
Melt shortening about an inch deep in frying pan. When hot put dough in pan. Fry one side till golden brown, then turn and fry the other.This is a wonderful bread that can be used as a dessert by topping with honey, powdered sugar, etc. or can be used for main dishes such as topping with taco ingredients for an "Indian Taco".