Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
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Fried Bread Served with Mixed Fried Bread Served with Mixed Meats and Cheeses for Classic Snack: Paste Crisciute-Spuntino
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Pizza Dough:
Spicy Vegetable Pickles (La Spiritosa):

Directions

Prepare the pizza dough according to the recipe and cut the dough into 2-inch squares.

In a saucepan, heat the oil until almost smoking. Cook the dough squares in the oil until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Serve bread hot with sliced meats, cheese, vegetables, and hazelnut spread.

Pizza Dough:

Place wine, water, and yeast in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add the honey, salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and mix well to combine. Add 1 cup of the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until it becomes a loose batter. Add 2 more cups of the flour and stir for 2 to 3 minutes, incorporating as much flour as you can with the wooden spoon.

Bring the dough together by hand and turn out onto a floured board or marble surface. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until dough is smooth and firm. Place in a clean, lightly-oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise in the warmest part of the kitchen for 45 minutes.

For individual pizzas or calzones, cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and knead into rounds. For one large pizza, knead into 1 large round. For either, let rest for 15 minutes.

Spicy Vegetable Pickles (La Spiritosa):

In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan, heat 1/5 of the oil until just smoking. Saute each vegetable until tender and golden brown and remove each to a platter when finished cooking. To the pan, add vinegar, mint leaves, sugar and a pinch of hot chili flakes and stir with a wooden spoon over heat to dislodge the browned vegetables in the pan. Pour the vinegar mixture over each of the 5 vegetables. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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