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Fortunately for me, I not only had one ball of pizza dough leftover in the fridge (
It is so easy and as I write this, I am watching with contentment, as my daughter literally is trying to get every last morsel off her plate.
Here’s how you can quickly create this dish at home.
Scugnizzi – An easy plate of heaven
If you like bruschetta, you will be in heaven with this fried pizza dough dish.
- 1 Ball Pizza Dough Store bought is fine
- 4 Medium tomatoes, finely chopped
- 5 Fresh basil leaves, torn into smaller pieces
- .25 cup Shaved parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt To taste
- Freshly ground black pepper To taste
- 1 cup Cooking oil For frying
Roll the pizza dough into an 8 inch round. With a knife, score and cut the dough into 1 to 1.5-inch pieces.
Heat oil in a small pan (I used a 6 inch round one). When the oil is hot (test by dropping a little piece of dough and seeing if it comes right up), fry the pizza dough pieces in batches till golden brown.
Remove the fried dough and place in a single layer on a plate covered with a paper towel.
Now you are ready to assemble your Scugnizzi. Divide the fried dough onto four plates. Top with the tomatoes, basil leaves, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour a bit of olive oil over each serving.
I am neither an Italian nor an expert on this dish. I simply recreated the dish based on a picture and description. Would love any corrections/thoughts from those closer to the origin of this dish!