History of Frybread

Frybread is a Native American bread used as a staple during many ceremonies such as Powwows, sweats, and Honor dinners. This particular recipe comes from the is from Tall Mountain and Summerwolf (French/Danish/English/Lenape).
-from American Indians By Jack Utter


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Frybread - photo by Isaac Wedin 2.0 CC license

Frybread - photo by Isaac Wedin 2.0 CC license

Legislature on Frybread


Frybread was chosen as the official state bread of South Dakota in 2005 through House Bill No. 1205 during the 80th meeting of the South Dakota Legislative Assembly.

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Ingredients for Native American Frybread

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups “warm” water



Preparation of Native American Frybread

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  1. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Sift or stir this together.
  2. Add the “warm” water to this mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are mixed well.
  3. Put oil on your hands; remove dough from bowl and knead until the dough is smooth.
  4. When the dough is smooth & soft, rub oil over the top of your dough.
  5. Place back into the bowl, cover with a dry cloth & let rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Begin heating your lard, oil, or grease so it is very hot.
  7. Pull the dough at its edges until you have small circles.
  8. Drop circles into the hot grease until golden brown, then turn over until golden brown on
    the other side as well.
  9. Add enough grease/oil so the dough can deep fry.
  10. Dip cooked fry bread into sugar, or spread butter, jam or jelly on top and eat.


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AMA style
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Citation styles

APA style
Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota. (2011, October 14). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 00:46, July 1, 2016, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/
MLA style
admin, “Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 14 October 2011, 05:31 UTC. . 1 Jul 2016 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/>.
MHRA style
admin, 'Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota', Coast2CoastRecipes, 14 October 2011, 05:31 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/> [accessed 1 July 2016]
The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/ [accessed July 1, 2016].
CBE/CSE style
admin, Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2011 October 14, 05:31 UTC [cited 2016 Jul 1]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/.
Bluebook style
Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/ (last visited Jul. 1, 2016).
AMA style
admin, Frybread – State Bread of South Dakota. Coast2CoastRecipes. October 14, 2011, 05:31 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/frybread-state-bread-of-south-dakota/. Accessed July 1, 2016.

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