Campfire cooking recipes

Navajo Fry Bread Camping Recipe

Fry bread is a different way to cook bannock that gives you, our intrepid happy camper, the perfect vehicle for just about anything. Fill them with leftovers or use them to make tacos, breakfast burritos, burgers or hot dogs. You can even eat them as dessert with a little cinnamon and sugar.

Mix the dry ingredients at home and keep them in a sealable bag in your backpack. Just add the oil and water when you are ready to feast.

What you’ll Need: 

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Oil for frying

Mix dry ingredients. Add oil and enough water to form a firm dough that doesn’t stick to the hands. Leave to rest for 30 minutes.

Divide into six portions and flatten with the palm of your hand to form discs. Poke a hole in the center to allow the oil to bubble through.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium fire. Drop the fry bread in and cook for 2 minutes or until the edges turn brown. Turn over and fry for another two minutes.

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Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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