Panzarottis (or panzerotti) is a deep-fried turnover or savory ‘pocket’ pastry with popularity throughout central and southern Italy. Panzarotti resembles smallish calzones and retain some similarities to the famous oven-baked dish. Invented as a way to use up any extra bread dough, our homemade version is exclusively for your very own panzarotti party, with leftovers (dough or otherwise) not very likely.
We use and recommend extra virgin olive oil to fry these turnovers at 350°F — well below the smoke point for a high-quality EVOO. You’ll be surprised how delicious they are.