Fried Pizza Dough
There is a pizza place near where we live that we have been ordering from lately. It’s called Pizzeria Scotty, and it is probably our favorite pizza place, at this time. As I often make my own pizzas, yes there are days where I’m pinched for time, I will go ahead and place an order. Not too long ago we tried one of their appetizers. It was their deep fried garlic bread sticks. My first bite into these things, as well as everyone around the table, was as though we just entered heaven. Lightly fried with a garlic butter sauce, along with some romano cheese, we could have simply ate those for dinner. It was now for me to recreate these awesome snacks, and I believe I hit it right on the head. As my kids and I sat around the first batch that came out, we simply giggled because we nailed it. No more ordering those anymore.
Let’s get started.
- 1 batch of your favorite pizza dough
- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups of canola oil
Start by heating your oil on medium heat. You will want this to come up to about 350 degrees.
During this time, roll out your dough. Shower your cutting board with some of the flour, then layout your dough, and roll it out into about 1/2 inch thick. Using your bench scraper, or knife, but them into strips, then slice those strips in half. You could target about 3 to 4 inch strips.
Add the butter and garlic powder to a bowl. Melt in the microwave, or on a pot on the stove. Your call.
Once the oil is heated, add in a handful of the dough strips, and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they are a light golden brown. Once golden, remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper lined plate to let any excess oil drain.
Brush some of the garlic butter onto the fried pizza dough, and shower with some of the parmesan cheese.
Go buy, or make some more pizza dough because these things are so addicting you will want to.
These are the perfect side dish to your pizza party. Garlicky, buttery, and just salty enough from the parmesan cheese. I know you will love these. I know we did, and sorry Pizzeria Scotty… I’m making my own from here on out. Hope you enjoy!