It's county fair and pow-wow time across the country. A favorite food item served at our local festivals is the “Indian Taco” - a wonderful concoction of Fry Bread topped with seasoned bison meat, lettuce, and cheese. Although Fry Bread has a disconcerting history, it has become a connector of past and present generations. It’s also delicious!
My secret ingredient in the preparation of the fry bread, is club soda, which makes the dough and bread lighter. I also use coconut oil, which has a good nutritional profile and is great for deep frying. Be sure to fry at a high enough heat, 375° to limit oil absorption and to give the edges a nice crispiness. The slightly spicy, seasoned meat balances nicely with the creamy, Zesty Sour Cream Dressing. No reason to wait for a fair or a pow-wow to enjoy this crazy good dish!