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Thursday 24 March 2016

Panzerotti Baresi

meat deep fried dough pockets

Panzerotti are super tasty deep fried stuffed mini-pizzas. Together with  Focaccia Barese they are the most popular dishes from Bari (my husband's native city). They can be stuffed with a great variety of fillings, like mozarella and tomatoes, ham, minced meat... no metter what filling you use - they are always DELICIOUS! One is never enough :-)  Here is the recipe of panzerotti with minced meat filling. Bon appetit :-)

To make panzerotti you need:

(For the dough)
  • 550g (20 oz) plain flour
  • 7g (2tsp) dried yeast
  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) warm water  
  • 2tsp salt
(For the minced meat filling)
  • 300g (11 oz) minced meat (pork or beef)
  • 1 little onion
  • 1/4 cup milk or water
  • salt, pepper

Prepare the dough: combine warm water, sugar, salt and oil

Add the flour and yeast

Knead the dough and let it grow in a warm place for 2 hours

In the meantime prepare the filling: Chop the onion and fry it in some oil for 5 minutes

Add the minced meat and fry it together with the onion until it is completely cooked

Add salt and black pepper

Add the milk or water and mix everything using a blender

Roll out the dough and cut out the circles

Place a tablespoon of the filling in the centre of each circle

Fold over the dough and close the edges

Fry the panzerotti in hot oil until golden brown

Enjoy this delicious food and bon appetit!

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