18.7.10

pizzette

We made pizzette fritte (fried pizzas) today, we all like them very much.
They are quite easy to make, you just need pizza dough, sunflower oil
to fry, a quick tomato sauce, basil (optional), Parmesan.
For the pizza dough go here.
For the tomato sauce you need:
1 tin of peeled plum tomatoes (passata no, no, no, never!)
2 garlic cloves crushed
olive oil or even better extra virgin olive oil.
a frying pan (small)
a tiny amount of sugar (we say "pizzico" in italian)
salt 
Put the olive oil in the pan with the garlic and the tomatoes, add sugar (it takes the acidity away) and salt
(please, please, please no black pepper, I know here is so much loved but if you want the real thing don't do it ;) )
Cover with a lid and cook at high heat for 5-10 min. using a sieve (the italian passaverdura if you have it, which is this) or you can simply crush the tomatoes with a fork and put it back to cook for a couple of more minutes to take the water out.
To make the pizzette:
divide the dough in little balls (roughly like a ping pong ball)  and then flat them with your hand, but not too much! you don't want to take out the air that will make them airy and lovely.
Put a reasonable amount of oil on a medium (or large) frying pan. Make sure the oil is hot 
then fry the dough few batches at a time, when they start to have a gold colour turn them and fry them on the other side.
Put them in a plate with some paper to absorb the oil. Fry them all.
Then put them in the serving plate, add one spoon of tomato sauce on top, grated parmesan and basil leaves to decorate. 

Pizzette fritte are best when still warm...enjoy.

And then of course you need a siesta!

PS: I know I sound  a bit patronising but that is what make the difference, the passata you buy 
in supermarkets is rarely good and the pepper...well let's put it this way, why you want to add more seasoning to an already savoury dish?).




























9 comments:

christine said...

miam!

Mlle Sophie said...

love it!!!

blue china studio said...

yummy yummy yummy!

Janis said...

Oh I bet you are a good cook, and these look really delicious. Your comment about buying the product from the supermarket reminded me of what my nana used to say, "everything-a fresh, nothing canned" :^)

Maria said...

We will make these pizzas they look really good !Yummy!Lovely pictures .

Lori said...

love the recipe - thank you! :^D)

xoxo

christine said...

Anita is super cute

nath said...

oh, i am so going to make these! yes! yum! we have eaten some goooooooood pizza recently. but nothing is as good as proper pizza made by an italian.

jokemijn said...

haha :) such cute pizzas, never knew you could frie them, must try this sometime. And then have a siesta... :)