Sonny’s Simple Fry Bread
2lbs of self-rising flour
2 t. salt
2 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup of sugar
Combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly before adding 2 1/2 cups of water. Mix with your hands for 25 – 35 seconds until all ingredients are combined to create the dough. The consistency should be sticky. Cover with a towel and let sit for 30 minutes. With a large spoon, scoop out golf ball-sized pieces of dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll out pieces until 1/4 thin and flat.
In a deep, 10-inch cast-iron skillet or heavy saucepan, heat about 1 inch of oil to 375 F. If you do not have a deep-fry thermometer to attach to the pan, dip the handle end of a wooden spoon in the oil. The oil should bubble around it steadily when it is ready. Fry in oil until golden brown on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Tip – Frying at a higher temperature reduces the amount of oil absorbed into your bread. To prevent oil from burning while cooking at higher temperatures, add half of a potato to the pan while frying.
Serves 15 servings.