Thursday, July 26, 2012

so nice i am posting it twice.. panzarotti aka pizza pockets..


so nice i am posting it twice... well not sure it's so nice.. as in so easy and simple i keep making it.. i am rutgetterinner.. these are so easy and simple and good i can quickly make up a batch of them on nights when i am on a time crunch or when i am craving them.. which apparently is a lot.. i thought i would share the recipe again.. while thinking about this post i was reminded of my husbands grandmother.. nonna.. she was a little italian woman who came from sicily when she was young.. when she was about 13 or 14 she went to work for i believe her uncle who was a butcher.. i remember when pete and would go over to her house and pete would ask her about what she was cooking she always referred to the meat as "nice".. i have a "nice" piece of roast.. or a "nice" piece of pork.. etc.. she says it was from her butcher days she learned to appreciate meats.. but i would always giggle because i would think i pity the meat she comes across that she thinks is a jerk or rude.. ha ha she was a feisty little lady.. (her sugo and meatball recipe can be found  here...) and posting that recipe has me thinking next time i made these pockets i am going to fill them with her meatballs.. hot diggety damn..


see how the one side puffed up and the other didn't.. omg that makes them so good..

my original post can be found here... and since then i have made them probably a dozen times.. sometimes i am not very creative.. when i find something i like i tend to make it until the family revolts and refuses to eat it again and it then gets lost for many years in the i made it to many times archives.. which if you can believe it happened to steak apparently i made it so often my kids didn't want to eat it for years.. i am a bad momma!! instead of the dinosaur (from the hit show dinosaurs in the early 90's) hitting the dad saying not the momma it should be him hitting me saying bad momma.. well they forgive me each time so that's good.. (please don't tell me you didn't appreciate the comedy genius of the dinosaurs?? i can handle you not knowing about horshak but not about the dinosaurs so we will pretend you loved them as much as did, ok?) *wink* now moving on to the recipe..


panzarotti aka pizza pocket

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 7 minutes
servings: 4 hot pockets

your favorite dough like mine here... or store bought.. this time i used vons store bought wheat dough..
10 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni (this week i used turkey pepperoni)
2 cups shredded mozzarella (i used part skim)
olive oil

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 .. drizzle a little olive oil and spread around.. then 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..


see how dark and black my pizza stone is getting?? i love it.. i have 2 of them both pampered chef one rectangle (above) and one round.. i love them both equally.. no favorites here...

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 you might prefer to serve them with marinara i don't i like them plain..


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