It is far away from the Natural Wild Foods and game/fishing of the diet their bodies were use to. Yes, they had the maise – corn / wild rice first 🙂 Tribal Nations ate healthy whole foods before being invaded for gold riches of the land and for the Land itself . But families never ate Lard and White Flour which Jillian calls poison as it is killing the Tribes/ Nations. “It is not tradional food at all, it is poor white mans food to make their empty stomach feel full, along with their booze!” Yes,It is of the poor white mans food history.
Yes, Once Again This is white mans foods and booze to replace, lean Buffalo meat and their wild fruits/ berries, greens,roots, maple syrup, Corn, that were wiped out or they were restricted to go search for without being shot/ killed over. How sad! So everyones health went down hill from there.
The Nations used whole foods and whole grains, they baked and boiled foods but not all this deep frying! Jillian felt strongly on that point, that for their healths sake,Tribes/Nations should go back to those old family traditions. To not eat the poison that is killing them. “They now have choices they can make without a gun in their face forcing them to die a slow death.” Those are my words not Jillians I might add.
Here are some of the old white mans recipes for fry bread that has carried on to the children in each family of the Tribes/Nations. The children think it is tradional food when it is not but that is all they know now. The old ways have been forgotten or lost in most Tribes/Nations .
- TOPPINGS: or other spicey topping
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans, with liquid
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
- 1/2 cup picante sauce
- FRY BREAD:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups oil for frying, or as needed
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, and mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour if necessary to be able to handle the dough. On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, at least 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
- Heat oil in a large, deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep. Break off 3/4 cup sized pieces of dough, and shape into round discs 1/4 inch in thickness, making a thinner depressed area in the center or just a hole. Fry breads in the hot oil until golden on both sides, turning only once. Drain on paper towels.
- Top fry bread with beans, ground beef, lettuce and cheese. Spoon picante sauce over. You can also top with other of your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, sour cream or guacamole.
- Marvelous. SO SIMPLE! instant read thermometer was essential. Oil must be at 365 degrees to make a perfect texture. NO colder.
- These are a really good twist on tacos with the fry bread.
If you have any fry bread leftover try them with ice cream (unbelievable).
OR buy authentic Indian fry bread mix. Named”ha-pah-shu-TSE”…can be found at most large grocers.It’s already mixed, just add a bit of warm water to the mix in a glass bowl,cover with a damp towel and place in a warm over or a warm spot for 2 or 3 hours. (makes the bread lighter and fluffy).Tear the dough into 4 seperate pieces and roll them out pencil thin before deep frying. YUM!!
Be sure to dust the dough ball with flour before handling and make sure to keep your surface dusted with flour and your hands too as long as you are patting out the dough.
The old way was to poke a hole in the middle. Indian women would turn the breads using a stick. My Grandma still did it that way! Try drizzling melted butter on the breads and spreading with Salal or wild huckleberry jam on them. A sprinkling of powdered sugar on top – so good!