Tocabe’s Osage-Inspired Frybread Tacos

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Tocabe’s Osage-Inspired Frybread Tacos

Created out of necessity, frybread is a food that represents both perseverance and pain in American Indian history.  Working with the little available in a changing environment, First Americans developed a recipe that has been proudly passed on from generation to generation.  Learn more.

A quick bread, frybread often accompanies a meal, similar to the way that tortillas can be torn into pieces and used to scoop bites of food or can be dipped in stews and soups.  Frybreads can also be sprinkled with sugar or honey, or used for taco-style dishes, like the recipe below.  Indian tacos are typically topped with ground beef, but I wanted focus on the frybread and also give the hominy salsa a chance to shine.  So instead, I decided to top my frybread with black beans.

I really enjoyed the flavor of the frybread.  It’s texture was soft, chewy and with the addition of honey there was a small hint of sweetness and the dough came together quickly with little cooking time.  This soft dough, which consists of flour, salt, baking powder and water or milk, is fried until lightly brown and puffy.  A delicious addition to any meal!  Enjoy!

 

Frybread

Frybread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan or microwave, heat milk and honey until lukewarm temperature.
  2. In a bowl soft together flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. Slowly add the milk-honey mixture to the four and stir until soft dough is formed
  4. On a floured surface, knead dough gently. Do not overwork dough.
  5. Cut into eight equal pieces.
  6. Roll each piece to about ½ thick circles, as you might when making tortillas.
  7. Fry on each side until golden brown.
http://www.multiculturalfamilia.com/2011/11/11/tocabes-osage-inspired-frybread-tacos/

Recipe adapted from Indian Country

 

 

Osage Hominy Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hominy, drained and rinsed
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 Serrano chile, seeds removed and finely minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients and stir until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
http://www.multiculturalfamilia.com/2011/11/11/tocabes-osage-inspired-frybread-tacos/

Recipe adapted from Native American Recipes

 

 

Watch Tocabe owners and Guy Fieri cook up some Indian tacos:

 

 

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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage.On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico!Check her out at her blog, SweetLifeBake.com!
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