Fried Calzone (Pizza Fritte)

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Pizza/Flatbread


  • Dough:
  • 12.5 cups "00" flour
  • 8 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2.5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • Pizza Fritte:
  • 2 ounces ricotta
  • 3 slices salami
  • 6 to 8 pitted olives
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce, plus additional for serving
  • 1 ounce shredded fresh mozzarella
  • Oil, for frying
  • Fresh basil, for serving
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. For the dough: Mix together the flour, salt, oil, yeast and 4 1/3 cups room temperature water in a stand mixer for 25 to 30 minutes. Turn out into a large bowl and let rise 4 to 6 hours.

  2. For the pizza fritte: Stretch out one 10-ounce piece of dough (save the remainder for another use). Place ricotta in center, then salami on top, followed by olives, sauce and mozzarella. Fold over dough to make a pocket and close. Seal shut.

  3. Preheat some oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. Fry the pizza, turning to make sure both sides cook evenly, until golden and heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Place on a plate and top with sauce, basil and Parmesan.

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