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1 Cup Sourdough starter*
1-1 1/2 Cup flour
1 tsp. Garlic powder/parsley blend*
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Cast Iron Griddle
In a Medium size bowl, mix the sourdough, flour, seasoning and slurry of 1 T. water and baking soda together to form a soft dough, adding 1 T. at a time of warm water if needed. Set the ball of dough in a greased bowl and cover with a towel in a warm, draft free environment for about an hour. Pinch off pieces of dough about 2 inches in diameter. Flatten the dough with floured fingers and stretch until thin (this will rise as it's frying). Place the flattened dough on a lightly greased hot griddle. Brown on each side until done in the center but still soft. While still hot, brush on butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. If you want a sweet fry bread, omit the seasoning blend and parmesan cheese, and add 1 T. honey to the sourdough/flour mix. Top with butter and a drizzle of honey. Fry bread can be topped with jam, honey, meats, or any spread of choice.
GARLIC AND PARSLEY BLEND
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1 T. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Dried Parsley (or Thyme or Rosemary)
Mix thoroughly. Place in a spice jar with shaker lid. Recipe may be doubled.
NOTE: This is also referred to as flat bread. You can use a floured board and rolling pin and cut with biscuit cutter, but the beauty of fry bread is the free-form and few ingredients for a quick bread that can be made any time with the least amount of effort and equipment. This is great on camping trips and fried over a campfire.
NOTE: Be sure to replenish your sourdough with 1 cup flour and 1 cup warm water after removing for your recipes. Cover and allow it to actively bubble, so it will be ready for your next sourdough project.
Brief History of Fry bread: According to Native American lore, fry bread was developed around 1864 when the tribes received government issued flour, lard, sugar and salt to replace the traditional staples the tribes relied upon. The woman worked up the dough and deep fried in the lard. These were often topped with meats similar to a taco. Fry bread can be found around the country while passing through the Native American lands, generally at roadside stands, though in recent years it has also become a favorite fair and festival food.
*Please refer to my blog on making your own Easy Sourdough starter for lots of uses: http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/3/category/how-to-make-and-use-sourdough-starter/1.html
(You will find links to the rooster bowl set, measuring spoons, measuring cups and glass cutting board below)
Jenn N Is a proud Choctaw Indian, frybread is close to my heart! I didn't think that it could be improved upon.... I'm happy to see I was wrong!
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