I remember having these years ago at a friend's house. They were delicious. But, they were also filled with flour. After some experimentation, I came up with this wonderful rendition of what I enjoyed eating so very much. These have gotten two-thumbs up from all who've been lucky enough to try them! They're simply delicious and SO easy! Seriously, I couldn't believe how fast they were to whip up and fry up.
* These re-heat really well in a toaster oven or regular oven. They regain their slight crunch and are delicious with leftovers!
I think my favorite way to eat is with chicken fajitas, but the taco version is also great!
Gluten-free Indian Fry Bread
Makes 4-6 servings
Makes 4-6 servings
* Note: If you want bigger, fatter fry breads, double the recipe and roll between two sheets of plastic wrap. You can keep reusing the same 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Be aware that you'll need to coat your hands w/ oil to transfer the fry bread from the plastic wrap to your hand, so you can carefully lower into the oil to fry. Yum!
Heat in a large skillet over med-high heat:
1-2 inches oil (I like Canola oil)
Mix in a bowl:
1 cup brown rice flour
Scant ½ cup sorghum flour
Scant ½ cup tapioca starch
¼ cup potato starch
¾-1 tsp xanthan gum
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Add and mix in with a spoon (I find using the back of the spoon helps get things properly mixed in gluten-free baking):
1 cup milk (lactose-free works great)
The dough will be a little sticky to the touch, so you will want to get yourself a little bowl of oil (vegetable or olive oil are fine).
You’ll be flattening these with your hands, so you want to make sure you get only enough dough that you can easily handle the dough. Put some oil on your hands, so the dough doesn’t stick to you. Grab a small handful of dough and flatten in your hands. I like to aim for ¼ - ½ inch thick dough.
Carefully place the dough into the hot oil. You sort of drape it into the pan. It should sink and then rise to the top. Fry on each side until light golden brown, should be about 1-2 minutes per side. (Don't cook too long or they'll be too crispy). You’ll see it puffing up nicely. Remove and place on a paper-towel lined cookie sheet and allow it to drain while you fry the other pieces. I have found that these don’t absorb much oil, which is great!
Besides eating with tacos or fajitas, these are great with a bit of honey butter, or powdered sugar on top for a make-shift donut.
Serve warm! Enjoy!