We love fry bread, you can use it to make delicious navajo tacos for dinner (recipe HERE) or elephant ears for dessert. I have had fry bread with cinnamon and sugar my whole life, but it wasn’t until I moved to Idaho and went to a fair that I first heard it called Elephant Ears when it is made that way. They have weird names for things in Idaho. I remember getting really freaked out when someone told me to watch out for a field that was full of goat heads. Come to find out that Idahoans call these hard pointy puncture stickers goat heads. They are the worst when they get your bike tires! Back to fry bread, haha…..
Fry Bread is really easy and fast to whip up, and I love the way it smells when it is cooking. I remember smelling it as a kid when my mom would make it and getting so excited! It was always a special treat.
Mix dough thoroughly, you may have to add more flour to get to a dough like consistency. Roll out into large (very flat and thin) circles. Slap the dough then fry in hot oil turning once. Remove from oil when golden brown. Cool on paper towels to drain off excess grease.
FOR NAVAJO TACOS: Top with hot chili, cheese, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.
FOR ELEPHANT EARS: Brush with butter then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, or honey.