Fry Bread in the Truck Camper

Fry Bread

I really like bread. I have been trying out pita, naan and fry bread recipes for stove top bread. Most turned out OK. Not worth the effort, though. This fry bread recipe works. Easy. No mess. No waiting. Tasted like bread.

This recipe came from whats cooking america.

Fry bread is wonderfully lumpy (puffed here and there). It can be served as a dessert or used as a main dish bread. Our family will often take them and stuff them, much like one might use bread or tortilla to dip into their food.

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 min


1 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon powdered milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
Vegetable oil for frying
Extra flour to flour your hands

(I used 1/2 of the recipe.)


Sift together the flour, salt, powdered milk, and baking powder into a large bowl. (I did not sift anything.) Pour the water over the flour mixture all at once and stir the dough with a fork until it starts to form one big clump. 

Flour your hands well. Using your hands, begin to mix the dough, trying to get all the flour into the mixture to form a ball. You want to mix this well, but you do NOT want to knead it. Kneading it will make for a heavy Fry Bread when cooked. The inside of the dough ball should still be sticky after it is formed, while the outside will be well floured.

Cut the dough into four (4) pieces. (I used the whole thing.)Using your floured hands, shape, stretch, pat, and form a disk of about 5 to 7 inches in diameter. Don’t worry about it being round. As Grandma Felipa would say “it doesn’t roll into your mouth.”

In a deep heavy pot, heat the vegetable oil to about 350 degrees F. You can check if you oil is hot enough by either dropping a small piece of dough in the hot oil and seeing if it begins to fry, or by dipping the end of a wooden spoon in and seeing if that bubbles. Your oil should be about 1-inch deep in a large cast-iron skillet or other large heavy pot. (I did not want to use all that oil. I just brushed both sides of the dough with oil.)

Take the formed dough and gently place it into the oil, being careful not to splatter the hot oil. Press down on the dough as it fries so the top is submersed into the hot oil. Fry until brown, and then flip to fry the other side. Each side will take approximately 3 to 4 minutes to cook. Place the cooked Fry Bread on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.

I loved this. No yeast, no waiting, no mess. The first time it was good. The second time I added chopped chives and garlic. Wow. This is my go to bread in the truck camper. At least at this point.



This entry was posted in Kitchen, Truck Camping Hints and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.