April 13, 2020

FRIED FLATBREAD PIZZA ROLLS

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Homemade flatbread is easy to make and great for pizza rolls. These pepperoni and hamburger pizza rolls are deep fried for crispy crunchy goodness!

Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls
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I’ll admit these pizza rolls might look a little rustic, but they are perfectly tasty! They are filled with pepperoni, cooked ground beef, store bought pizza sauce, and shredded cheese. Deep frying makes them golden and crispy! So good piping all by themselves or dipped in warm pizza sauce or  marinara.

The flat bread is an easy, no yeast recipe that comes together in about 5 minutes. The ingredients are hand mixed in a bowl and allowed to rest for 30 minutes prior to use. 

Allow me to walk you through it.



How to make flat bread dough:
  • Add flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Blend.
  • Make a well.
  • Add water and oil. Mix with a fork until it comes together. 
  • Knead by hand for one minute until the dough becomes smooth. 
  • Lightly grease the bowl and dough.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. 
  • Allow to sit at room temp for 30 minutes.

Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni and pre-cooked ground beef are in these pizza rolls, but they can be swapped out for meat protein of choice: bacon, sausage, ham to name a few. Jarred or homemade pizza sauce may be used. For the cheese, I used store bought shredded pizza cheese but any variety of your choosing will do.


Tips for rolling out dough:
  • Roll dough on lightly floured surface. 
  • Roll to 1/8-inch thickness. There should be enough dough for two 6-inch x 15”inch rectangles.
  • Keep rolled out dough covered with plastic wrap as you work to prevent drying.
  • Lift and lightly flour the work surface underneath the dough once it’s rolled out. This makes it easier to transfer the pizza rolls to the hot oil once it’s assembled. Alternatively, place the rolled out dough on parchment paper.


Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls. A bowl of flour mixture and wet ingredients.

Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls. A bowl of flour pizza dough.




Tips for assembling the pizza rolls:
  • Assemble just enough for each batch. The wet pizza sauce it will make the dough soggy if  all the pizza rolls are assembled ahead of time and left sitting.
  • Do not add too much pizza sauce. It will ooze and make crimping the edges difficult. 
  • Do not overstuff. It will make it harder to seal the edges and will burst open or leak upon frying.
Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls. Pizza dough with pizza ingredients being assembled.

Deep frying tips:
  • Use a pan with deep sides to minimize splashing. The skillet pictured is too shallow for this job. It produced quite a bit of splashing. Use a grease splash guard, if available.
  • Preheat oil to 350° F.
  • Fry in small batches to maintain an even temperature.
  • Fry about 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second, or until golden brown on both sides.
Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls frying in a pan.



Recipe highlights:
  • Make the flatbread. Allow to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Add 1 1/4-inch of vegetable or canola oil to a pan with deep sides. Preheat to 350° F.
  • Divide the dough in half.  Roll one half into a rectangle approximately 6-inch x 15-inch. 
  • Lightly score 2-inch wide sections (do not cut through) along the length of the dough to used as a visual divider guide.
  • In 4 or 5 of the sections, layer hamburger, cheese, sauce, and pepperoni on one side of each section. 
  • Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to slice through and separate the sections.
  • Fold the and crimp edges close. Transfer to hot oil.
  • Cover the unused dough with plastic wrap.
  • Fry until golden, flipping over once.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Repeat assembling and frying pizza rolls.
  • Repeat rolling out the remaining reserved half of the dough. Assemble and fry as previous.
Fried Flatbread Pizza Rolls


How to bake these pizza rolls?
For a lighter version, these pizza rolls can be baked. Place on a prepared baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400° F oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

These are perfect for appetizers or snacks. Fry some up for tasty little treats while binge watching your favorite shows this week!

I’ll see you back here soon! Take care!

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FRIED FLATBREAD PIZZA ROLLS 

Fried Flat Bread Pizza Rolls



INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons oil, plus extra for oiling bowl
2 ounces shredded cheese
1/2 cup cooked ground beef
1/2 cup pizza sauce 
20 pieces (about 1 1/4 ounce) pepperoni slices, rough chopped
marinara or pizza sauce for dipping, optional

Suggested supplies (affiliate links):
Grease splatter screen
Stainless steel cooling racks
Stackable mixing bowl set
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INSTRUCTIONS:

To make the flatbread:
  1. Add flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Blend.
  2. Make a well.
  3. Add water and oil. Mix with a fork until it comes together. 
  4. Knead by hand in the bowl for one minute until the dough becomes smooth. It should be slightly tacky but not sticky.
  5. Lightly grease the bowl and dough.
  6. Shape into a ball.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap. 
  8. Allow to sit at room temp for 30 minutes.

For the pizza rolls:
  1. Add 1 1/4-inch of vegetable or canola oil to a pan with deep sides. Preheat to 350° F.
  2. Divide the dough in half.  Keep one covered in the bowl.
  3. Roll the other half into a rectangle approximately 6-inch x 15-inch and about 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Place on parchment paper, or lift dough and lightly flour surface underneath. This is to prevent sticking when transferring to hot oil.
  5. Lightly score (do not cut through) 2-inch wide sections along the length of the dough to used as a visual divider guide.
  6. In 4 or 5 of the sections, layer hamburger, cheese, sauce, and pepperoni on one side of each section. 


  7. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to slice through and separate the sections.
  8. Fold the and crimp edges using tines of a fork to close. Transfer to hot oil.
  9. Cover the unused dough with plastic wrap.
  10. Fry until golden, flipping over once. There will be a bit of splashing. 
  11. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  12. Repeat assembling and the remaining frying pizza rolls.
  13. Repeat rolling out the remaining reserved half of the dough. Assemble and fry as previous.
  14. Serve with additional pizza sauce or marinara sauce of choice, optional.
Makes about 16 pizza rolls.



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2 comments:

  1. What's better than something fried!? Yum. These pizza rolls would be a hit with everyone in my family!

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    1. Frying makes everything taste better as far as I’m concerned :) I have a feeling your family would like it too! It’s a kind of food that is pretty kids and picky husband (mine) approved.😆

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