Fry bread with cinnamon and sugar is a camping food-food favorite in my family. The Queen Mother has a knockout recipe for fry bread that is even better than what you can get at the fair.
But, it can be a lot of work for preparation, cooking, and cleanup. So Cheating Fry Bread is perfect for when you just need a sweet snack!
- 1 can packaged biscuits
- Cooking oil
Pour oil to cover 1″ deep in a skillet and heat to about 350 degrees. Take each biscuit and flatten between your palms, then slip gently into the hot oil. It’s a big help if all the biscuits are flattened a head of time OR if you have a helper flattening them while you cook!
Cook biscuits for about 2 minutes or until each side is golden brown. Don’t put more than 3 or 4 biscuits in the oil; you don’t want to crowd them. When the underside is brown, flip over and cook until the other side is brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. You also might want to pat them with the towels to remove excess oil.
I recommend using all-metal tongs since plastic ones melt if you are pushing the biscuits around in the hot oil. I had to throw mine away!
While the biscuits are still warm, shake in a bag with cinnamon and sugar.
Makes 8 fry breads.
By the way: I’ve received permission from The Queen Mother to share her super-secret, super-yummy fry bread recipe with you next week!
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