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Scottish Foods. The deep fried Pizza

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I know you have all had Pizza yum, a great staple meal quick and delicious but have you had or tried a DEEP FRIED PIZZA? don’t be put off, its really delicious. This is a tradition in Scotland and one of the things I truly miss is this, although my heart and body wont lol. If you have had a DEEP FRIED pizza, let me know.

Deep-fried pizza is a dish consisting of a pizza that instead of being baked in an oven is deep-fried, resulting in a different flavor and nutritional profile. This technique is known in both Scotland and Italy, but there are numerous differences between the Scottish and Italian variants, which likely developed independently.

Italy

The Italian dish of pizza fritta (plural pizze fritte) originates in Southern-central Italy, and is usually made by frying a disk of pizza dough before applying toppings and serving. Alternatively, the fillings may be enclosed in a pocket of dough like a calzone, which is then fried; this is known as a panzerotto. Frying allows one to prepare a pizza without a pizza oven, for example from a street food cart where an oven is impractical.

Scotland

DEEP FRIED PIZZA.

Deep-fried pizza is available in many chip shops in Scotland. The basis is an inexpensive fresh or frozen oven-ready pizza consisting of a thick parbaked base with toppings already applied. This is then fried until crisp. The dish can be served as a “pizza supper” (with chips) or single (without chips), in whole and half pizza portions. The dish may be served with salt and vinegar, or with “salt and sauce” (a mixture of brown sauce and vinegar) in Edinburgh and the surrounding area per local chip shop custom. Often the chips will be poured onto one side of the pizza, and the pizza then closed around them.

This pizza is deep fried without batter, although another variation known as a “Pizza Crunch” consists of a large, battered pizza/half-pizza deep-fried, usually served with a hearty amount of chips and vinegar (which is then called a “Pizza Crunch Supper”).

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