Mother’s Day is here and wife Jan has requested Indian tacos—to be clear American Indian. Indian tacos are most simply served as pinto beans on fry bread. Variations on the basic taco depends on tribe, available ingredients, and imagination.
Karl’s Indian Taco Bar
Jan had requested meatloaf for dinner and I wanted a bread-like side dish to go with it. Jan has problems with digesting fats and she generally avoids white flour breads. Knowing that Jan would probably eat only a bite or two of this bread—Jan would be happy with just the salad and the meat—freed me to make it how I would really like it to be.
Karl’s Fry Bread (on the left)
I planned to have a variation of lamb Rogan Josh for this Sunday’s dinner with the kids. A saucy meat dish calls for bread to sop it up. In an Indian feast this means naan.
Karl’s Indian Naan
I have been into breads lately, trying my had at hallah and (American) Indian fry bread. Jan has friends over for a holiday meal this weekend and as an hors d’oeuvre I thought I would do tapenade and mini-fry breads.
Karl’s Two Tapenade & Mini-Fry Bread
Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes. One of the dishes I copied was Cherokee Fry Bread. The name she called it is not politically correct, but those were the times.
Cherokee Fry Bread