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a recipe by
Barbie Cunningham
Headland, AL

Well many are now buying those pizza pockets! ugh I got a healthier way of doing it with out all the additives and it is very filling. Bet you can't eat more then 2. My mom taught me how to make these and still make them. A little more time but well worth it!~Enjoy! Go to this recipe for the sauce: The only thing that you will add is sprinkling Mozzarella on it before folding over the bread dough before frying.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For panzerotti's

  • 1-2 lb
    meat sauce (recipe provided)
  • 1-2
    batches of dough (to make 1-2 loaves)
  • 1 pkg
    mozzarella cheese any kind
  • oil for frying

How To Make panzerotti's

  • 1
    Make any bread dough Recipe. You may want to double it! Let rise for an hour and punch down. Clean kitchen counter surface and roll out with a rolling pin!To about 1/2" to 3/4 " thickness.
  • 2
    Next leave some room on the outside circle cause you will want to grab a hold of this to pull over the sauce. (like you would turnovers)
  • 3
    Spoon sauce on the bread dough add some shredded Mozzarella and pull the flap over and push down with your fingers on the outside to seal it. Cut with knife or pizza cutter. You can set these aside on a floured surface till your oil is heated.
  • 4
    Heat your cooking oil: should have about 2 inches in the bottom or more no less, or you could use a deep fryer or chicken fryer pot.
  • 5
    Place your Panzerotti in the hot oil Try not to get it too hot cause it will burn and cook too fast so medium to medium high heat is likely good. You might be able to fit 3 in at a time, depending on how big you make them. You will see the edges turning a golden brown color flip over and cook till both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towel.