Pizza Fritta

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Pizza Fritta
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  • 16 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • Dough:1 tsp granulated sugar 5 mL
  • 1 tsp rapid rise yeast 5 mL
  • 1 tsp salt 5 mL
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups bread or all purpose flour 1.1 - 1.18 L
  • 1/3 cup semolina 75 mL
  • 1 3/4 cups water 425 mL
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • Tomato Sauce:4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes 2 mL
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes 1
  • 8 - 10 basil leaves, torn 8 - 10
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese 125 mL

Preparation

Preparation

1 In a mixing bowl with a dough hook attachment, place sugar, yeast, salt, 1 cup (250 mL) flour and semolina. Stir to combine ingredients.

2 Add water and canola oil and mix well to combine ingredients. With mixer running, gradually add enough remaining flour to form a smooth dough.

3 Let machine mix dough or knead by hand for about 10 minutes. Remove dough hook, cover dough, and let rest for 15 minutes.

4 Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover, and let rise until dough is double in bulk, about 40 minutes.

5 Meanwhile, prepare tomato sauce. In a large saucepan over medium high heat add canola oil. Add garlic and chili flakes. Simmer over low temperature about 1 minute. Do not let garlic burn. Add crushed tomatoes and mix well.

6 Bring to a simmer and add basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

7 In a deep fryer, heat 4 cups (1 L) of canola oil to 350 F (180 C).

8 Lightly flour the dough. cut each of the 4 balls of dough into 4 pieces. Flatten with hands or with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch in thickness.

9 Place each piece, one at a time into the hot oil. Fry each side until golden brown in color, about 2 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.

10 Top each pizza with tomato sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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