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Air fryer Indian fry breads take only a handful of ingredients and cook fast in the air fryer. Top with your favorite taco toppings for a savory dinner or with honey and powdered sugar for a sweet dessert.
Growing up in Arizona, Indian fry bread has been one of my favorite local eats. They can be found in some restaurants and in food trucks.
Fry bread is a Native American bread, originated in the Navajo Nation.
Toppings for fry bread vary. They can be eaten savory by loading them up with your favorite taco toppings. Typically with refried beans and ground beef as the base.
They are also delicious as a sweet dessert by drizzling on honey and sprinkling with powdered sugar.
What is Indian fry bread?
Traditional Indian Fry bread is a dough that is rolled flat and deep fried.
This recipe uses the same traditional dough, but rather than deep frying, they are cooked in the air fryer to eliminate the copious amounts of oil typically used.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Made with traditional dough
- Cooked in the air fryer to eliminate most of the oil
- Perfect for a sweet or savory meal
- Loved by adults and children
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Warm water
- Vegetable oil
- Taco meat
- Shredded cheese
- Chopped lettuce
- Diced onion
- Diced tomato
How to make this recipe
1 – In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
2 – Using a bread hook, mix in the water and oil. Knead on medium-slow for 5-10 minutes until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to the bowl.
3 – Place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let dough rest for 2 hours.
4 – Cut the dough and form in golf ball size balls.
5 – Using your hands, compress the dough balls to form a small flat bread 1/4” thick.
6 – Place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 330 degrees for 7 minutes, flip and cook for 3 more minutes.
7 – Top with taco meat, lettuce, cheese, onion and tomatoes.
How do I store Indian fry bread?
Store fry bread in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Calories per serving (1 fry bread): 193
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 lb prepared taco meat
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 1/2 cups chopped lettuce
- 1/2 cup tomatoes diced
- 1/2 cup onion diced
1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
2. Using a bread hook, mix in the water and oil. Knead on medium-slow for 5-10 minutes until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to the bowl.
3. Place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let dough rest for 2 hours.
4. Cut the dough and form in golf ball size balls.
5. Using your hands, compress the dough balls to form a small flat bread 1/4” thick.
6. Place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 330° for 7 minutes, flip and cook for 3 more minutes.
7. Top with taco meat, lettuce, cheese, onion and tomatoes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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