Teenagers were coming over for dinner, and upon the request of my son, I threw 3-Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore in the slow cooker.
But three teenage boys need lots and lots of food, so I was searching for something else I could make that might be special. Garlic Bread is always welcome to sop up the sauce with this main dish, but that’s old hat.
I needed a new idea, and I found it in the form of Indian Fry Bread. It’s a simple, flat, biscuit-like dough quickly fried in a skillet. A typical fry bread has flour, baking powder, salt and water, and it is fried in oil, shortening or lard.
But what if I added Italian seasonings and herbs to that simple dough, and fried it quickly in olive oil?
Success! Thumbs up!
It’s a very easy dough to make.
Try it and see if you like it as a change from old-school garlic bread.
Out of the oven and ready for action!
I found inspiration for this recipe over at the food blog Hun What’s For Dinner, written by Cindy Jamieson. She loves to cook and bakes to relax. She learned from her mom (so did I!), from Food TV, and has won a handful of awards for her recipes. I saw she won an award in 2014 from Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show for her Broccoli Cheddar Scones, so I bookmarked that recipe.
I had been browsing her site for inspiration, and found a bunch of other intriguing ideas: I have always wanted to try a fried pickle. And I know we’re done with Christmas, but her Grinch Salad, outside the month of December, is called a Watergate Salad, and it is one of my retro faves. And her Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing will be perfect for all the salads I love to create. Maybe I’ll make her Bread Machine Garlic Bread to go with my salad.
Thanks for all the ideas this month, Cindy! Your fry bread rocks!
I was assigned her blog as part of Secret Recipe Club, a sort of secret-Santa project for food bloggers. We are to quietly explore and cook for a month from this secret blog, and today is our reveal day of the recipe we have chosen to present.
If you’d like to see what else the Secret Recipe Club cooked up this month, browse the photo array below.
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