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Too many festivals to celebrate in one day..today.. Carnevale and Mardi Gras ….
(photo credit: www.carnevale-venezia.net)
Brilliant colors and costumes are the choice for many and Pizza Fritte (Fried Pizza) is the food of choice to celebrate!
The French Mardi Gras Saying is “Laissez les bon temps rouler” which literally translates to “ Let the good times roll”
(photo credits: www.gustareitalia.it)
2 lbs flour
1 envelope powdered yeast
fresh basil leaves
Oil for frying
Sift flour and yeast together in a bowl. Add in 1/4 cup warm milk, water and a drizzle of olive oil. Add in enough water to make a smooth but not too soft dough..
Make one large ball with dough and let stand for 30 minutes covered with towel. Then divide dough into small little pizzas-about 3 inches in diameter. Place pizzas on a cookie sheet and cover wit ha towel to let rise.for 2 hours.
Heat oil in deep frying pan. Cover a large plate or cookie sheet with paper towels. When oil is boiling, fry pizzas 1 at a time till golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon. Place on paper towel. Top with tomatoes already sauteed with garlic olive oil and some fresh basil leaves Serve hot.
Happy Mardi Gras, Carnevale & Fastnacht Day!
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