Fried dough savory style. These are a stuffed dough fried in oil then dipped in sauce. Come check out these fantastic appetizers for your special gathering.
For the sweet version
Italian Pizza Fritta Click here for the recipe.
The delicate pizza dough crisps up on the outside after being fried to a delicious crunch filling inside, that's oozing with cheese. Our favorite combination is loose fried sausage, peppers and mushroom. Almost like a fried miniature stromboli. I love making these with all different stuffings.
If you're vegetarian, no problem. Use grated eggplant or zucchini with garlic, shredded cheese and chopped tomato, mushrooms or spinach. They are over the top dipped in marinara sauce.
Pizza Dough store bought or get the recipe here (I used 2 pounds)
Pictured : Sliced Mushrooms, Pepperoni slices, cubed mozzarella
Chopped peppers, onion, tomato, spinach, zucchini, eggplant, ham, broccoli rabe or any kind of vegetables you like chopped fine
Crushed meatballs, cooked sausage or any kind of leftover beef chopped, hotdog pieces or even any cold cut meat chopped
Cheeses Frozen cubes work best: mozzarella, swiss, pepper jack, sharp cheddar ( I cut small cubes and freeze them and add to the dough frozen
Taco filling: refried beans, loose cooked meat, sharp cheddar cheese
Chopped chicken or shredded with buffalo sauce
Take around 3 tablespoons of dough and flatten on a floured board. Place around 1 tablespoon of any of the above meats, cheeses or vegetables in the middle. Roll them up, seam side dough.
Heat oil on medium heat. Place the rolls into the hot oil seam side down. Cook until browned on both sides. Serve hot with dipping sauces. Marinara prefered for the Italian fillings. If you do a taco filling use picante sauce or salsa.
This is a simple appetizer and you can make with whatever your family likes. Enjoy!