Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fry bread

I made this tonight to have with chili, as an alternative to our usual cornbread.
So, so tasty. And super simple.
We all broke ours into pieces, and then stuffed the air pockets with the chili and ate sort of like a pita.
Certainly not something you can eat all the time -- because it is fried dough -- but a totally good treat.
I'm not even going to bother to transcribe the recipe, because I want you to go read all about fry bread at the Smithsonian. And then I want you to make some. We had a nice discussion at dinner tonight about how the Native Americans eat this, and then we got sort of serious about why they first made this -- reservations and how the government used to give them crappy food and how this is really food borne out of necessity. Gaby probably internally rolls her eyes and thinks "can't I just eat the tasty bread in peace?"
Too bad she's stuck with us.

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