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Parmesan Fry Bread is an easy and simple bread dough is quickly fried and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Delicious addition to so many dinner recipes!

Parmesan Fry Bread

Parmesan Fry Bread is a simple & easy fried dough recipe that works great with so many other recipe ideas.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups half & half
  • peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder & salt
  • Add half & half, stir until dough comes together & is no longer sticky (you should be able to handle it easily)
  • Knead dough on a well-floured surface until smooth (approx 5 min)
  • Allow dough to rest for another 5 min before moving forward (heat oil while you wait)
  • Fill deep, cast iron skillet with oil until bottom is covered by about 1-1/2"
  • Heat oil over medium heat to 375 degrees
  • Divide dough into 12-15 pieces & roll into balls, then press flat with hands
  • Use a rolling pin to continue to flatten into 1/4" thick disks
  • Fry dough in heated oil until golden brown on both sides
  • Remove & drain on paper towels
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese


A fun twist - if you use my 2-Ingredient Dough, or canned refrigerator biscuits - you can roll it out into flat dough rounds and cook them in the air fryer to make Elephant Ears. Cook at 350 for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add toppings when serving.