DEPRESSION ERA FRIED OR PANNED BREAD

DEPRESISON ERA FRIED OR PANNED BREAD

Often the bread didn’t come out of the oven fast enough, the last having been used for the previous meal or lunches. Women soon learned to make what became a great favorite - the Fried Bread.

Whatever they called it, it was popular and well remembered by many and still made by some.

When everyone came in for lunch and the bread was rising nicely in the dough pan and far from being ready for the oven, the cook quickly got out the big cast iron fry pan.

To this she added a big spoonful of lard, cut off handfuls of the soft rising dough, patted it in flat rounds and fried it. When both sides were browned it was put on the platter and sprinkled with sugar.

It was a good lunch and kept everyone satisfied until the mext meal.