Panzerotti....Tuscan Fried Bread Squares


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • olive oil for frying


  • Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of warm water.
  • Make a well with the flour and place the salt, oil and 1/2 cup of the water/yeast mixture in the center of the well. Using a fork, start mixing the ingredients, adding more water/yeast until all used up. With floured hands, knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  • Form a ball with the dough and place it in a large floured bowl, ocver with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours.
  • When the dough has risen to double its size, place it on a large floured board and using a rolling pin roll it into a 1/2" thick sheet. Cut the sheet into 3" squares.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 inches of olive oi.
  • Deep fry the squares until lightly golden on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels for a few seconds. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.


  • Description:
  • "Fried panzerotti is the perfect accompaniment for cheese, Italian
  • meats or boiled beans as an antipasta."
  • SERVINGS: 12