Today, I have prepared FRIED PIZZETTE for my children.

They are an indelible memory of when I was a child, and I went to visit my godmother.

fried pizzette

Are fried pizzettes Neapolitan?

I don’t know if the origin is Neapolitan, but they are also made in Sicily. As you approached the door of my godmother’s house you could smell the frying already, and I began to drool, I couldn’t wait to gorge. She made me find these pizzettes on the table, still warm and smelling of fresh basil. And I was devouring them even though I knew they were too hot and would burn myself when biting into them. And she would say, “Eat, eat, don’t worry about getting messy. “

dough for fried pizzette
fried pizzette

Fried Pizzette – Indelible Memory

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 10 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Fried pizzette are small, individual-sized pizzas that are typically made by frying rather than baking. They often feature a thin crust topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings, similar to traditional pizza.




    • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and dry yeast and mix. Add water and oil and mix with your hands or a spoon until you have a well-blended dough.
    • Cover with a napkin and let rise for 1 hr and 30 minutes.
    • Divide the dough into balls and leave to rise for another half hour.
    • Crush them with your hands to obtain a round pizzette about 10 cm (4 inches in diameter).
    • With the tips of a fork, punch the surface of these small pizzettes.


    • Prepare the tomato sauce.
    • Saute a small onion cut into small pieces in extra virgin olive oil.
    • Add the crushed peeled tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook for 15-20 minutes.


    • Heat plenty of sunflower oil in a high-sided pan (without exceeding 170°C= 340°F) and fry a few small pizzettes at a time until golden brown.
    • Drain on kitchen paper.
    • Season them still warm with a tablespoon of tomato sauce, Parmigiano or pecorino cheese, and chopped basil leaves.
    • Serve immediately; they are delicious.


  • Drizzle some olive oil on the pizza before eating to enhance its flavor.
Keywords: fried pizzette
File under
Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add a question

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Share it on your social network