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Crispella/Italian Fried Dough Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Virginia Caligiuri
Added: Sunday, September 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Pizza dough (can be ready-made)
anchovies
American cheese
powdered sugar
oil

Directions:
Directions:
Let pizza dough rise about 30 mins or room temp. Divide dough. Heat oil in a deep fry pan. 1/2 dough make into balls or shapes of choice. Place anchovies inside the individual balls and fry until golden brown. The other half of dough, use half plain to roll in powder's sugar. With the rest of dough, stuff with American cheese before frying. All of these choices are optional.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a traditional Christmas Eve recipe from Calabria. Grandma Rose Caliguiri always made this to go with the other fish items to be eaten on Christmas Eve before midnight. She used homemade dough, of course.

 

 

 

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