Easy Fry Bread




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Want to try something other then pancakes or waffles for breakfast? In this instructable we are making Fry Bread. This fry bread is incredibly easy to make, simple ingredients, and makes a great breakfast, brunch, or snack. All you pretty much need is bread dough and oil and then whatever toppings you want! You can make it a lunch or dinner meal by adding taco toppings on top. If you have any questions or comments put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial, or do both.


Step 1: Ingredients


  • Frozen Bread Dough (or use home made dough)
  • Canola Oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Flour



Step 2: Heat the Oil

First let's put about 3 to 4 cups of canola or vegetable oil in a pot. You can certainly use a deep fryer if you like. You don't need to fill the pot that full, about a third full is all you will need.

Step 3: Roll Out Dough

While the oil is heating up, let's prepare the dough. If you are using the frozen dough, you will want to take it out of the freezer a few hours before making these, to insure they are nice and thawed out. Now let's take some flour and go ahead a spread it out on our surface. Then break apart pieces of dough from the loaf, and roll them out with your rolling pin. If you don't happen to have a rolling pin, go ahead and use a can or something else that is cylinder shaped.

Step 4: Fry the Dough

Now let's drop one in our oil and fry it. It will take 30 seconds to a minute per side. Wait until it is nice and golden brown, then use tongs and take it out, then place it on a plate with a paper towel, or cooling rack.

Step 5: Add Toppings

Now add your favorite toppings. I like to use strawberry preserves and powdered sugar. Maple syrup works really well, as well as peanut butter. If you want to turn these into a savory dish, add your favorite taco seasonings on top, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc. It will wind up being a Navajo or Indian taco. (there are several names for it.)

Step 6: Video Tutorial

You are done! Watch the short video tutorial to see how I make it.



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    9 Discussions


    2 years ago

    How hot is the oil? How long do you let the bread dough thaw? Do you let it rise? Do you serve these cold or hot or both? I'm left with more questions that you answered!

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    On my stove at medium high, it gets the oil right around 375 degrees. You let the bread dough thaw until it feels like normal freshly made bread dough. It will rise a little during the thawing process which is great. If you use home made dough, yes you will want to let it rise. You serve them just like you would pancakes or waffles. Warm! or cold! :) warm is better in my opinion. but if you are making lots of them, the first ones are bound to get cooler. Which is perfectly fine. Any more questions? :)


    2 years ago

    Awesome instructable! Tried it this morning for breakfast and they were delicious. I went with my personal staple of nutella and peanut butter and even tried one with some homemade whipped cream. I have no regrets.

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    Awesome! Yep these are super versatile and except pretty much any toppings you want to through on them! Glad you liked them! :)


    2 years ago

    For TRUE awesome, dust with cinnamon and sugar, then, just before eating add a squeeze of lemon juice. YUM!!!

    2 replies

    2 years ago

    I made it! We had some pizza dough left from pizza night so I used that. Tried it with fresh maple syrup, powdered sugar and strawberries! Thanks!

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