Scones – Indian Fry Bread

My Mother was from Pittsburgh, my Father from Pocatello. They met in Pendleton, Oregon at the end of the World War II, but I don't believe East really met West until Dad told Mom how to flatten her bread dough and fry it. 

We called them “dough-gods”, which must have been an Eastern Idaho expression. 

Start with dough you've already made:

📌 White or wheat bread dough that has raised
and been punched down once or twice.

  • ✔︎ Cut off a piece of dough the size of a lemon.
  • ✔︎ Press flat on a floured board with your hand to about a 1/2” thick. 

Preheat oil (about 1 inch deep) in large pan. 

  • ✔︎ Fry in oil on each side until golden brown.

Eat warm with butter, powdered sugar or jam. 

Oil Temp

Recipe Makes

Prep Time

Cook Time



2 Hours

2-4 minutes