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Offline TomN

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Pizza Pockets
« on: January 31, 2015, 01:30:59 PM »
Just thought that I would pass this recipe on to anyone interest. Also, has anyone on the forum already done something similar? It looked interesting to try. Thanks

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/pizza-pockets-recipe.html

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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 02:16:06 PM »


  Never tried it but I once used one of those refrigerator pizza doughs and it wasn't too bad.  I'll bet you could try these with different styles/sizes of refrigerator doughs.

Kids would have fun with it.
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 03:55:30 PM »
I make these quite frequently at the request of my oldest son (they're his favorite). Pizza pockets, aka calzones are super easy to make, just roll your favorite pizza dough out to about 1/8-inch thickness, cut into circles or squares, brush the edges with a little water, add filling of creamy ricotta cheese, a little mozzarella cheese (to help bind the ricotta), followed by the fillings of your choosing. If you used a round dough piece, fold it in half over the filling and crimp the edges together first using your fingers, then follow up using a fork to get a good, solid crimp. If using a square piece of dough, fold it into a triangle over the filling and crimp as above.Using a scissors cut one or two vent slits in the top of each piece, then brush with whole egg and bake at 400 to 425F until golden brown, as soon as the pockets come out of the oven brush with garlic butter and sprinkle with powdered Parmesan cheese. You can "up the ante" a bit by sprinkling on some shredded Parmesan cheese just before placing it in the oven. We also like to add a leaf or two of fresh basil to the filling for a great flavor and aroma. These are good for a party too as you can make then ahead of time and keep them warm in the oven until you're ready to serve them.
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 06:18:17 PM »
Thank you Tom for the great reply and recipe. I am going to give this a try soon.

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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 07:02:56 PM »
Italian turkey sausage, arugula, and cream cheese... I'm sure it's really good, but what exactly makes this "pizza?"

"Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to a thin 20 by 12-inch rectangle"   Ummm... shouldn't that be "unroll the pizza dough...:-D
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 07:42:29 PM »


  Sorta like one of those Chicago stuffed pizza thingies....right?  :chef:
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 12:11:21 AM »
Pizza puffs are made using tortillas though.
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 02:40:12 PM »
Pizza puffs are made using tortillas though.
No way...that's not puffy! That's a flatbread.
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015, 10:54:17 AM »
No way...that's not puffy! That's a flatbread.

I'm talking about the italico brand pizza puffs in Chicago and yes they are made with deep fat fried tortillas.
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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015, 11:22:47 AM »
I'm talking about the italico brand pizza puffs in Chicago and yes they are made with deep fat fried tortillas.

  Sorry, I should have known Chi-town would have something awesome like this...you guys got all the good stuff up there!  >:(

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Re: Pizza Pockets
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2015, 06:42:57 PM »
  Sorry, I should have known Chi-town would have something awesome like this...you guys got all the good stuff up there!  >:(

Oh lookey...it's got blisters Norma!!   :-D

So fattening but they are great.  Sausage all the way.
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