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Fried Bread Recipe

Fried Bread

Graham

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A little out of fashion now, thanks to its high fat content, fried bread was a firm favourite on Northern European plates for many years. Duck fat is best if you can get it because it's actually quite healthy (in modest proportions). If you want a healthier alternative to fried bread, you might want to follow my recipe for Egg Fried Bread (French Toast).

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      Preparation Time: 2 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 4 Minutes

Ingredients for Fried Bread

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2 thick slices
white bread
½ cup
milk
3 tablespoons
duck fat, goose fat or beef dripping

 

How to Cook Fried Bread

  1. Heat the fat in a frying pan until it is very hot (almost smoking). Meanwhile, pour the milk into a saucer or shallow dish and take two slices of thick cut bread and 'dunk' them on both sides in the milk. This prevents them from absorbing too much fat and keeps the middle of the bread nice and moist.
  2. Place the bread in the frying pan (stand back - it sizzles!), leave for about 30 seconds, then check the underside to see if it's browning. Keep checking until it is golden brown (it's easy to burn if you're not careful) then turn the bread over and cook the other side in the same way. You will almost certainly find that you have to add more fat as you cook, since fried bread does absorb it quite a lot.

 
Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
If you want to add a bit of 'bite' to your fried bread, crush a clove of garlic and add some to the fat in the pan.
 
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