Native American Fry Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt or 1 teaspoon table salt
1 cup steaming tap water
vegetable oil (for frying)

1. Mix ingredients together with a fork in a medium bowl. (will be sticky).
2. Liberally grease your hands with vegetable oil and shape dough into a ball. Leave dough in bowl and cover with a towel and set in warm place for atleast 20 minutes, but leaving longer makes the bread fluffier.
3. When you are ready to make the bread, heat vegetable oil, atleast 1 inch deep or deeper in a frying pan or electric skillet. (around 375 degrees) Test a small ball of dough in grease, it should float in grease, not sit on the bottom, if it doesn’t immediately float, oil is not hot enough.
4. When oil is ready, grab a ball of dough a little bigger than a golf ball and stretch out in your greased hands until dough is flattened out about the size of a large cookie. Poke a small hole in the center of the dough with your fingers, and carefully lay in the hot oil.
5. Let dough brown to a golden brown before turning over and frying other side.
6. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.


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