Fried Caprese Nuggets

Fried Caprese Nuggets
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 large summer tomato diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh mozzarella, torn in small strips
  • 5 to 7 fresh basil leaves torn in pieces
  • 10 to 12 ounces of your proprietary pizza dough
  • Coarse sea salt as needed
  • Shaved or grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Thin sliced Prosciutto di Parma or other charcuterie
  1. Toss the tomato, one tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, mozzarella and basil in a bowl.
  2. Heat vegetable or (preferably peanut) oil to 350 F.
  3. Roll out the dough to ¼-inch thick and then cut with a pizza cutter. (For a more
  4. elegant edge cut, use a serrated dough cutter or a calzone crimper.)
  5. Fry the pieces until golden brown. This should not take long, as they will puff up right away.
  6. When the dough is done, toss the other ingredients with the dough, letting the mozzarella lightly melt.
  7. Add more extra virgin olive oil if needed, and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  8. Serve with prosciutto di Parma slices or salami for a full entrée.