Fresh Italian pan-fried bread, or 'Friciula'
Hi there everyone, especially Oldcoot
Here is the recipe for 'Friciula':
It's so easy as to be hardly believable!!!
First, make your pizza dough. I believe in sticking to the recipe that works best for me, so I'm not going to post a recipe for it. Bought fresh pizza dough also works, though not quite so well as home-made.
If you're making your own dough, let it rise once, knead it again and roll it out thin, then fry gently in good quality olive oil - extra virgin is best - on both sides until golden. It will go bumpy all over, but this is how it should be. If your'e using bought dough, roll it out to about a quarter of an inch thick before frying. It doesn't rise in quite the same way as home-made dough does, but the results are passable, and if you're in a hurry...When cooked, let it cool, cut it, while still warm, into one and a half inch squares, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and finely chopped fresh rosemary. It's very good as a snack with an aperitif, and I haven't met anyone who doesn't like it!! I think it must be a local speciality from North West Italy, as I haven't come across it anywhere else
Buon appetito :D