One of the things that people who are self sufficient take great joy in doing, is cooking from scratch. There are times when you have to make a meal when you don’t have much on hand. I found that Indian Fry Bread makes a great foundation for a meal. Just as the quarantine went into effect for my area, I found this recipe
I have made it to use under meat, as a form of flat bread taco. Indian Fry Bread also works well as a dessert if you sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on it. If you are trying to encourage children to cook/eat, something that the fry bread dough does well, is it will cut with a cookie cutter. So, I made fry bread bears and moose a few days ago when I was experimenting.
Children would have a lot of fun choosing a cookie cutter and helping to cut out their Indian Fry Bread. Since the recipe does involve frying in hot oil, I would recommend waiting until a child is older before allowing them to do the frying themselves. This is a simple recipe that children can easily make other than the frying part. Which, I have to admit, my parents did allow me to fry things in oil at a fairly young age. They had the perspective that if I burned myself, I would be more careful next time. I certainly was. They also taught me as I learned how to fry things, how to treat a burn correctly if it happens. Even adults will burn themselves occasionally.
Back to the Indian Fry Bread though, I have experimented with it for the past few days and I found that the ways that this bread could be used as a delicious foundation for a meal are endless. It just takes imagination. Good luck not eating the fry bread on it’s own. I really mean it when I say it is delicious!
Until next time,
Homestead in health ya’ll!