Grandmother’s Frybread Recipe

Not my grandmother…not sure whose grandmother this is referring to!

* 1 package of dry yeast (quick rising is okay)
* 2-3 cups warm water
* 2 tablespoons instant potatoes
* 2-3 cups warm water
* 2 tablespoons instant potatoes
* 1 heaping tablespoon sugar
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 cup melted lard or shortening
* 5-6 cups flour
1. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water (not too hot) and set aside
2. To a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons instant potatoes, sugar, salt, melted lard; mix
3. Add yeast/water mixture to the lard mixture and additional cups of water
4. Gradually add enough flour to make a bread dough (not sticky) and let rise
5. Break off portions of the bread dough to make patties, and fry them in lard

You can serve warm with butter, honey or molasses, OR…

Have a frybread taco party. After each one cools slightly, hand it to a guest to stuff with cheese, beans, taco meat, shredded chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole. (A big thank-you to our former housemate, Aaron Montoya, for that fantastic idea)