Baked or Fried Pizza Balls

Jo Cooks features fried pizza balls, a cute dish perfectly made for the fingers. Pizza will be easier to eat in munch size pieces. 

Ingredients:
1 whole pizza dough from this recipe
pepperoni slices
mozzarella cheese, cubed or shredded
oil for frying
freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
pizza sauce (optional)

Directions:
  1. If you're baking these, preheat your oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough so that it's about 1/4 of an inch in thickness. Using a 2 inch cookie cutter cut out rounds.
  3. Top each round with a pepperoni slice and a piece of mozzarella cheese. Bring dough up around filling; press edge to seal and shape each into ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. If you're baking these place balls on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  5. If you're frying, heat oil in a cast iron pot or a large skillet. Fry a few balls at a time until golden brown.
  6. Serve with pizza sauce and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Posted by Diane Araga, on December 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM