Depending on what side of the region you live in, you call them with different names, one of them is Gnocco Fritto.
The dough used for this recipe is very similar to bread or pizza dough so it's very easy to make!
I am one of those MANY people who loves fried food but I don't make it often, for obvious reasons...
I saw the Fried Food Contest and I thought it was the perfect excuse to fry something! :D
So here is one of my favorite fried foods: Crescentine Fritte! (fritte = fried in Italian)
You can either make them "empty" to eat with cold cuts or cheese, or fill them with ham and cheese (or whatever you want) before frying them.
I am going to show you how to make both versions...
Step 1: Ingredients
- 500 gr (2.17 cups) flour
- 25 gr (0.88 oz) yeast
- 15 gr (1 tbs) coarse salt
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) water
- 50 ml (1.69 oz) milk
- 70 ml (2.36 oz) liquid cream
- 1 tsp sugar
- enough lard or oil for frying
- slices of cheese
- ...or whatever you like!
Pour your salted water in a bowl and add milk and liquid cream then wait for it to cool down a little.
Now add yeast and sugar and melt it in the liquid, using your hands or a spoon.
I know it can be disgusting...but hands work much better than a spoon in this case! :D
You may need to add a little bit of water if you feel that your dough is too hard and dry.
Remember: it must be soft but not too sticky.
Keep mixing with your hands until your dough is smooth and homogeneous.
Put it in a bowl and cover it with a piece of cloth to keep it warm. Let it rest for about an hour.