Fontina Panzerotti

Fontina Panzerotti 150 Image by: Fontina Panzerotti 150 Author: Canadian Living

Canadian Fontina is based on an Italian cheese with a long history. Its yellow-ivory body is soft but elastic with a nutty, sweet, faintly fruity flavour.

  • Portion size 32 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb pizza dough
  • 16 Genoa salami (2-1/2 oz/75 g), cut into quarters
  • 16 salami (2-1/2 oz/75 g), cut into quarters
  • 2 roasted red peppers cut into thirty-two 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares
  • 10 oz fontina cheese cut into thirty-two 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes
  • 10 oz mild semisoft cheese cut into thirty-two 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes
  • olive oil
  • vegetabIe oil

Method

Divide dough into 4 pieces; shape each into ball. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.

Roll each ball into rope; cut each into 8 pieces. Roll each into ball. Press each ball into about 2-inch (5 cm) circle; place 2 pieces salami, 1 square pepper and 1 cube cheese in centre. Fold dough over filling to make half-moon shape; pinch edge together. Roll and crimp edge to seal.

In deep heavy-bottomed saucepan or deep fryer, add enough oil to come 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) up side; heat over medium heat until oil registers 335°F (170°C) on deep-fryer thermometer.

Fry panzerotti, in batches, turning to brown all over, until evenly golden, 4 to 5 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 202 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 117.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 39 mg
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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