Sheilah makes very good fry bread! She laughs and calls this the white man's recipe! She just mixes water with self rising flour. She makes it "sticky" dough. Then she lets it sit in a bowl covered with saran wrap for about 30 minutes. Then she flours her hands and rolls fist sized balls out of the dough. Then they rest for a few minutes while the oil in frying pan gets hot. ( You will have to go to the photos in the previous blog to see all this happening!)
Next, Sheilah takes one of the balls of dough and begins to flatten it by flopping it back and forth from one hand to the other..... she does this so fast the photos were all blurry! In between all the dough flopping, she stretches it out too! Then, When it's just right, it slides into the hot grease!
Then the bubbles start popping up all over !!! In just a few minutes, she uses a fork to check the underneath, and when it is a golden brown, Sheilah turns it over. When all the dough is cooked, you add beans, meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato and you have a Navajo Taco! Or you can add butter and honey......... Or you can add butter and cinnamon! I'm sure, if you think about it, you can get real creative and make lots of good eating with basic Indian Fry Bread!
Chuck's first Navajo Taco! Yum!