If you’re never had fry bread before then we’re very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very fun indeed! Fry bread was an originally a Navajo recipe that Americans now often also call Indian tacos, and that many other countries, groups, and cultures have a similar based dish to that they prepare in all different ways. We’ve had all kinds of fry bread many times before but we’ve only just decided that it’s time to learn how to make our own. That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome recipes that might help us learn how to make it in any of its different versions.
Are you feeling just as intent as we are, if not more, on the idea of learning how to make different kinds of fry bread? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Homemade fry bread with taco toppings
Have we actually already really caught your attention with our brief mention of how fry bread is sometimes called an Indian taco, because tacos just might be your favourite food in the whole world? Then we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way Lil’ Luna teaches you how to not only how to make fry bread from scratch, but also how to top it in all the delicious taco classics!
2. Basic, authentic fry bread
Are you actually a little bit of a beginner when it comes to making things that you’ve enjoyed from public vendors before from scratch, so you’re looking for a simple tutorial that will just help you make a basic fry bread so you can have a little practice, before you start worrying about toppings? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with this basic, authentic fry bread recipe outlined step by step on The Stay At Home Chef!
3. Fry bread with honey and powdered sugar
Did you know that you can actually prepare fry bread with sweet toppings so that it can be served as a dessert? Well, the based of the dish, no matter how you top it, is the same, so it’s still a great way to learn the technique. Just in case you’ve never tried it sweet before, here’s a delicious idea to get you started! Yellow Bliss Road shows you in detail how to make homemade fry bread with honey and powdered sugar.
4. Fry bread pizzas
Now that we’ve got you thinking about fry bread topped with the same kinds of toppings as one of your very favourite savoury dinners, are you finding yourself wondering whether you might do the same with a delicious snack other than tacos? Well, if you like pizza just as much as we do then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Pinch of Yum made these fry bread pizzas!
5. Sugared fry bread with chocolate drizzle and strawberries
Have we really got your attention piqued with all this mention of sweet fry breads and dessert versions of the classic idea but you’ve never really been a huge honey fan? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this sugared fry bread with chocolate drizzle and strawberries recipe outlined step by step on The Spruce Eats!
6. Fry bread topped with pulled pork, veggies, and black olives
Were you almost convinced by the idea of turning your fry bead into a taco thanks to the toppings but you can’t help wondering whether you can’t take the idea a little further and pile on all kinds of other toppings? Then we have a feeling that you’d get along very well indeed with this recipe from The Stay At Home Chef that teaches you how to make homemade fry bread topped with pulled pork, veggies, and black olives.
7. Indian tacos on gluten free fry bread
Are you the kind of home cook who always likes to be able to make things that are friendly to other people’s dietary needs, even if you don’t follow that same diet yourself? Then we’d absolutely suggest checking out this recipe from Kristy Still that teaches you, nice and simply, how to make Indian tacos on fry bread that is gluten free!
8. Cheesy fry bread made in an air fryer
Like the rest of us, are you totally and completely obsessed with your new air fryer and how air fryer recipes are trending right now? We got one for Christmas and now we’re on the hunt for as many recipes for it as we can possibly can! We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how excited we were when we came across this recipe from The Salty Pot for cheesy fry bread made in an air fryer!
9. Buñuelos (Mexican fritters)
Did you know that there are actually all kinds of different versions of fry bread from different places in the world, and they’re made much the same way bur prepared differently for various flavours? Well, if you didn’t but trying an international version of the snack you like appeals to you, then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Muy Bueno made these buñuelos, or Mexican fritters. They’re prepared much the same way you’ve seen so far but this time dusted with white sugar.
10. Country fair fried dough
Have we still got you thinking about how many different names a particular kind of treat can be called by, but you’re also interested in the sweet recipes and have just been holding out for a much simpler version that just lets you enjoy the powdered sugar you love so much? In that case, we think you might get along best with this Westernized version of the Mexican fritter, this time called country fair fried dough (yes, because it’s often served at actual country fairs). Get the full details for trying it out yourself on King Arthur Flour.
11. Mexican fried gorditas
Just like the have a sweet version you saw before, did you know that Mexico has a savoury version of the fry bed based Indian taco as well? This kind is called Mexican fried gorditas and the pieces are served with some of your favour taco toppings and delicious slices of grilled beef. Get the full instructions for trying it out yourself on Food.com.
12. Bannock (bite sized fry bread)
Just in case you’re still looking for basic but authentic recipes from all over the place, here’s another one for your consideration! In some more Northern American places that were not influenced by the Navajo, fry bread still existed but was referred to as bannock. Food.com is here to show you how to make it using a technique that’s much the same as before, only this time you’ll create it in pieces that are a little smaller than what you saw before, since bannock is usually made a little more bite sized.
13. Langos (Hungarian fried bread)
If fry bread can be made in pieces that are even smaller, it only follows logic that they can also be made in pieces that are even bigger, right? In fact, that’s actually how some people have always made their local area’s version of fry bread! Learn more about what we mean by checking out how The Spruce Eats made this larger, authentic langos, or Hungarian fry bread!
14. Traditional Navajo fried bread recipe
If you’re going to learn how to make fry bread, would you actually rather make it from a traditional Navajo family recipe, just to make sure you’re really doing it the authentic way? Well, we can understand that, since we find that many people who use old family recipes for their fry bread actually tend to make theirs a little thicker than some places who make different versions. See what we mean by trying this recipe from Jay Del Corro!
15. Homemade beaver tails
Are you still feeling rather interested indeed in trying as many different versions of fry bread from as many different places as you can, because you just love fry bread that much? Then we can’ t possibly sign off our post without showing you how the Canadian version is made! This time, they’re called “beaver tails” and they’re shaped…well, just like an actual beaver’s tail! Check out Inspired Edibles to see how they’re made and also see all of the many different sweet and savoury ways they can be served.
Do you have another fry bread recipe or favourite similar dish that your family loves but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out as well!