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!
Recipe adapted from Indian Country
Recipe adapted from Native American Recipes
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