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Native American Recipes
Native Americans for Kids

These recipes have been adjusted with modern ingredients and measurements. We did not change them. This is how they were shared with us.

Chicken with Indian corn

Corn Gravy

Wagmiza Wasna (Sioux Corn Cookies)

Cherokee Cornmeal Flapjacks

Cherokee Sweet Potato Bread

Sheepherders Pie

Buffalo Berry Pudding (Shoshone recipe)

Maple Syrup Snow Candy Recipe

Most families have special recipes they save for certain holidays, as well as recipes that can make any day a holiday! In my family, our special recipes are collected in our copy of We Love to Cook, a cookbook written by my grandmother, my Mom and her sisters and brothers. It was never published. It's a cookbook with special family recipes. Here's one you might enjoy making during your Native American unit.

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms
From: We Love to Cook
Ingredients Instructions
"It is best to pick the blossoms while they are young and tender, but since this will stop the growth of a pumpkin on that vine, the farmer - whose field you are taking the blossoms from - is apt to object. Better ask first or grow your own pumpkins!" Pick the blossoms when open, look over and wash. Soak in salt water from 2 to 4 hours. Take out of water and drain. Put lard in skillet, flour the blossoms and fry to a crisp brown.

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