Fry Bread


Fry bread has its origins in Native American cooking, but several similar styled breads transcend all ethnicities. Naan, parantha, and even pizza crust holds similarities. Whether the origin is in North America or abroad, this simple bread is perfect for fixing at the campsite. Just assemble the dry ingredients at home in a resealable bag and the dough will come to life at the campsite with a little liquid addition. Let it rise while you take a quick hike, it’ll be ready for the skillet or grill when you return. As a compliment to any dish (or as a dessert with fruit, honey and powdered sugar), your taste buds will cry for more.

YIELD: 6-8 servings
HOME PREP: 5 minutes
SITE PREP: 60 minutes

skillet, paper towels,


3 cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

¾ cups milk E

xtra water to make it come together

Vegetable oil for frying


Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in resealable bag. Assemble other ingredients for transport to the campsite.


Add the milk to the dried goods mixture bag. Knead with your hands (we do this on the outside of the bag – it’s less messy). Add a little water (about ¼ to ½ cup) to make sure it all comes together. Don’t over knead. Let the mixture rest for 30-45 minutes After the dough has set, heat oil or shortening in a large skillet or griddle. Scoop out an orange sized piece of dough. Add a little extra flour if it is too sticky. Press the dough flat to form a circle, stretching it a little as you go. Add the dough circle to the skillet and fry on one side until golden brown. Flip the bread to the other side, frying another 30 seconds or so. Place fry bread onto a paper towel lined plate. Cook remaining dough in a similar manner,


Add cheese, garlic, cooked onions, honey or any other addition to the bread. Sweet or savory it makes a good starting point for anything you throw at it. Fry bread can also be grilled. Take dough and place onto a marshmallow stick or skewer and roast over an open fire.

Recipe by: the grasshaven team

Remember Better•Living•Is•Surprisingly•Simple™ in the outdoors.
Fry Bread • Enjoy

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