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Recipe: How to make Pizza Fritta / Fried Pizza, learnt in Naples, Italy

by Lisa
Recipe Fried Pizza Naples Pizza Fritta 1947 Napoli JoyDellaVita

Naples / Napoli, a culinary destination you should not miss on a Trip to Italy! To bring more back home from the Land of Culture and good Food, I’m sharing with you the Recipe on how to make Fried Pizza, as I’ve learnt it at Restaurant 1947 Pizza Fritta in Naples, Italy. Below you will find the Instructions, and even a Video below to demonstrate how to make a Fried Pizza like the Italians do it. Especially the Part when you have to pull and actually beat the Dough might be a bit difficult for beginners. The Fried Pizza was one of the most delicious dishes I had in Napoli and I hope you will enjoy it, too!
If you enjoyed this, have a look at my other Recipes from around the World.

Ingredients for Fried Pizza / Pizza Fritte

  • Pizza Dough (recipe video here)
  • Ricotta
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Black Pepper
  • Basil
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying, eg sunflower oil)
  • Ciccioli, alternatively smoked ham or bacon

Instructions to make Pizza Fritte like in Naples (Italy)

Making the Neapolitan Streetfood Pizza Fritte / Fried Pizza is actually not that hard, but it needs some talent or luck in the beginning. Sealing the edges together is the hardest part, once you’ve mastered this, you should be totally safe!
First off you are starting with Pizza Dough. Either store bought, bought at your local Pizzeria or made my yourself (make sure to let the dough rest for at least 8 hours at room temperature). Make sure to prepare the Toppings first, to have everything nearby when filling the Pizza. Both the Provolone and the meat should be thickly cut and diced, in small bite-sized pieces. Start now to heat up the oil in a big deep pan (a wok would work fine if you have one), depending on how big/small it is, accordingly you have to size the Pizza Dough.
Part your Pizza Dough in about fist-sized portions, but totally depending on the size of your pan! As you need two Pizza Dough portions per Fried Pizza you should make sure both have the same size/weight. Stretch each dough in a flat circle (stretch, pizza dough is never rolled with a rolling pin!), use flour if it’s too sticky.

Place one circle to be topped, and one aside. Now it doesn’t matter in what order you place your Toppings, but I’d recommend to first put a tablespoon of Ricotta in the centre, now the provolone and meat on top, then another tablespoon of tomato sauce and pepper and a basil leaf at the end. Leave each an edge and now Top the other pizza dough circle on Top. Now comes the tricky Part, you have to close the edges by 99%. Beat and pinch the edges, fold the Filled Pizza over and stretch it a bit while doing so. Beat again and now your Pizza is ready to be cooked and fried in the Oil. Make sure to only place the Dough in the Fat once it’s hot! Fry the Pizza Fritte for about 30 seconds on each side, before you let the Fat drain.
Enjoy your homemade Pizza Fritte while it’s still warm and delicious!

Video: How to make Fried Pizza @ 1947 Pizza Fritte Napoli in Naples, Italy

Music: Ehrling – Sommar (listen to the full track on soundcloud)

Lisa
Hi, I'm Lisa and welcome to my Joy Della Vita Travelblog. Joy della Vita, inspired by the Italian language, means 'Joy of Life'. And this is what can be found here. Travel, Food, Mobility & (Travel-)Lifestyle.

7 Comments

  • OnTrend
    7 - June - 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Really enjoy your blog

  • 2 - March - 2017 at 4:00 PM

    I love pizza but never heard about fried pizza. I am hungry now after watching the video. looks delicious , would love to try one when i visit Italy for sure

  • 28 - February - 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Yes, yes, yes! I love Italian food (and pizza), so this is perfect. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lisa – I’ll need to give this a try after I’m back from my next trip and things have finally calmed down a bit!

  • 27 - February - 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Fried pizza? Heard for the first time but I think I’m going to like this.

    Italians are crazy that way, always trying to find new ways to lure us to their country. ūüôā Would love to have one.

  • Mal
    26 - February - 2017 at 11:36 PM

    And now I’m hungry again! What have you done? ūüėÄ

  • 26 - February - 2017 at 4:13 AM

    I AM totally going to try this! I have been craving some delicious pizza lately! I never made it to naples when I was in italy so at least I will get a taste of it before we actually make it there!

  • 25 - February - 2017 at 10:55 PM

    Yum! Looks great! Thanks for the recipe!

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