panzarotti aka pizza pocket..
i was watching the sandwich king on the food network.. and saw this recipe here... and thought that is to simple it can't taste good.. but i had some dough and pepperoni and thought i'll give it a try.. it was soooooooooo good.. so simple.. no sauce just dough, cheese and pepperoni.. i made 2 pepperoni panzarotti's, one with pepperoni, ham and salami and cheese and last but not least one with turkey and swiss.. kinda like the stromboli i made here.. they were all good but i have to say my favorite was the pepperoni.. now a traditional panzarotti is deep fried.. and i wasn't about to do that... so i baked mine in a 500 degree oven on a pizza stone.. worked out perfect.. i recommend eating these right out of the oven.. you could have a panzarotti party and make up several different kinds or have each person make their own.. but if you do that i would be in charge of the oven.. a 500 degree (f) isn't anything to mess around with .. :)
(I made these the other night and served them with buffalo-apricot chicken wings.. recipe found here..
sorry the picture is dark we ate kinda late..)
panzarotti aka pizza pocket
10 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni
2 cups shredded mozzarella (i used part skim)
preheat your oven to 500 degrees (f) with your pizza stone in the oven.. cut your dough into 4 equal parts.. then roll out each dough on a floured surface... place 2 dough rounds on to a piece of parchment paper .. layer some mozzarella and then some pepperoni.. fold in half, making sure to cover your filling.. use a fork to seal/crimp the edges.. brush the tops with olive oil and then pick up parchment and pizza pockets and slide gently onto pizza stone, about 2 minutes into baking pull out parchment paper (it might catch fire if you don't).. continue baking until lightly brown.. about 6-7 minutes total.. then repeat with other 2 rounds... cut in half and eat.. if you don't cut in half while your eating it all the cheese and pepperoni slide to the bottom, it's not a bad thing but might not be what you want.. know what i mean vern??? and if you prefer serve with marinara i didn't and it was scrumdillicious!!