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Pocket Pizza

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Last week was my birthday. As tradition, since I was a little boy, on your birthday you can make a special request for your birthday dinner. I might not live at home anymore but that doesn’t preclude me from putting in special requests with Mom! So this year, I asked for a very special dish that my great grandmother used to make for my Mom. Pocket Pizza!

Known as envelope pizza in our house, these treats are both simple to make and delicious! We put marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sometimes pepperoni in ours, but you can load them with anything. If you make them, be warned, they disappear fast!

PS – Thank’s Mom for a delicious birthday dinner!

Pocket (Envelope) Pizza

 

1. Break off a fist sized piece of dough and roll it flat, dusting with flour to prevent sticking.

2. Cut the dough into rectangles, about the size of an envelope (hence the name). Keep the scrap dough on the side, you can combine it all together to prevent waste.

3. Add marinara sauce, cheese, and other toppings on half the dough. Be careful not to overdue it with toppings.

4. Fold the dough over, covering the toppings. Pinch the edges and fold them up and in to prevent the insides from escaping during cooking. Push in with fork to complete the seal and give a nice look. This is why you can’t overdue the toppings, otherwise you won’t be able to get a nice seal.

5. Fry the dough over medium heat in batches, being careful not to overload the pan. You really need to watch these as they quickly go from golden crisp to brown and crunchy.

6. When golden in color, remove from oil and place on paper towels to wick off excessive oil. Then, enjoy!

Warning. These will disappear almost as quickly as they come out of the frying pan!

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  • Diana Lucero
    February 22, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Hi! I just found your site and these pizza pockets look fantastic!! I was wondering…can you bake these instead of frying them? Would love to give these to the kiddos for lunch, but I’m trying to keep as many fried foods out of their diets as possible! They love the store kind, but those are filled with so much junk that I’d rather make a healthier version myself. Have you ever tried to bake them? Thanks for posting this recipe!

    • Chris
      February 23, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Hi Diana. I hear you re: fried food. These are a guilty pleasure Mom treats us to for special occasions. You can definitely bake them. I also recommend this weight watchers ham and bell pepper calzone we also posted – it’s baked and delish.

      • Diana Lucero
        February 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        Wonderful! Thanks so much! Going to try these today! Hopefully they’ll work so that I can make a bunch and freeze for pre-made lunches for the kids! :o)

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