Thursday, December 20, 2012

Navajo Tostados

Who doesn't love a really good taco?
One with an airy, light, FRIED, crispy shell. And it's flat, more like a tostada than a taco, really. 
Today, because I'm feeling it....I'm sharing Navajo Fry bread and making Tostadas!
Crow Chief

Like I said, a thing of beauty. 
First let's start with the fry bread. 
Navajo Fry Bread (Tostadas)
1 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 C powdered milk ( i have made these without this-turn out fine)
1/4 t salt
warm water

Combine the ingredients and slowly add enough warm water to form dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until it is smooth soft and not sticky. Cover and let rest 1 hour. Shape into small balls and pat into flat circles about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Set aside.
In iron skillet, heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil. Brown dough circles on each side and drain on paper towels. Serve with chile beans and your favorite taco toppings for "Navajo Tostados."
  These babies can be used as dessert as well. Forgo the taco toppings and dust with cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar and drizzle with honey.

***Shared at: Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms-Melt In Your Mouth Monday