Have you ever had Indian Fry Bread? It's similar to a sopapilla and and oh-so-good. A Native American woman taught my mom to make it years ago. I haven't made it in years--I think I'll have to remedy that soon!
Please note that while my mom is an excellent cook of healthy dishes, this is not one of her low-fat items! Also, I halved this recipe because it was so huge, so the flour and water measurements are kinda weird. There's no easy way to measure out HALF of 6 3/4 cups!
Indian Fry Bread
3 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp flour
2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp warm water
Knead into a very soft, somewhat sticky dough. Let it rest 10-15 minutes, covered.
Knead edges of dough under, and let it rest another few minutes. Pinch off into 6 balls, and roll into circles.
Cut into triangles (or keep in circles if using for Navajo Tacos), and deep fry.
Eat as a side dish, as part of Navajo Tacos (see below), or as a dessert (drizzled with honey.)
Indian Fry Bread, circular
Spread refried beans on fry bread, and top with any combination of the ingredients listed, or anything else that sounds good to you.
I just ate, and I somehow feel a little hungry again....
Edited--I made fry bread later on in the day, after posting, and I used 2 cups white flour, the rest whole wheat flour. It turned out great. I woudn't call it healthy, but at least the whole wheat flour adds a little nutritional value.