Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Cowboy and Indian Tacos"

Who ever thought that dress-up is for girls is sadly mistaken. In our house, my boys play dress-up more often than my dolly! We are constantly morphing from pirates to knights, cowboys to indians, skaters to sports members. When they embrace a form they carry through all the way. So, tonight upon hearing we were having Indian Tacos, the boys decided they needed to play cowboys and indians! Thus, leading us to "Cowboy and Indian Tacos" because as my 6 year old says, "chili is for cowboys and fry bread is for indians".

Fry Bread Recipe:

2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Milk
Approx. 4 Cups oil

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Then stir in milk until a dough is formed. (FYI- I have also done this with only self-rising flour and milk mixed together into a dough. It cuts out a few of the ingredients) Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until a soft pliable dough. (Don't over knead as this will result in tough bread.) Let rest for 5 minutes. While dough is resting put oil in a large pot or a large frying pan and heat over medium heat. I know the oil is ready when I splash a small drop of water into the oil and it sizzles. Pinch off small to medium sized portions of the dough and roll out until 1/4 inch thick. Drop your rounds one at a time into the preheated oil. Let brown on one side and then flip and brown on the other. Stay close as this will go very quickly. Once you remove set on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the extra grease. Brown remaining rounds. This recipe yeilds approx. 6-8, 6" fry bread rounds.

Once all rounds are fried top with chili, onion, cheese, lettuce, tomato, olives and sour cream! These are also very delicious to just put butter with cinnamon and sugar or jam. Yum!!


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