Introduction: Southern Fried Pizza

I hate left over pizza. Reheating in the oven takes too long and microwaving it just makes the crust hard. Knowing this I decided to try something a little different. Being southern born and raised I instantly thought of deep frying! Now before you turn your nose up to it... Give it a try.

Step 1: Gathering Ingrediants

I can't give exact amounts because you are making a batter, and well I've never measured anything that I put into a batter so these are approximations.

What you will need:

Left over pizza
1&1/2Cups Milk
2 Eggs
1&1/4 Cups Flour
Salt & Pepper (to Taste)
Garlic Powder (optional)
Red Pepper Flakes (also optional)
Cooking oil (for frying)
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Large Skillet or Deep Fryer
Medium to large bowl for mixing
Tongs or Fork

Step 2: Lets Throw Down in the Kitchen!

Step1: Preheat grease in large skillet (or set deep fryer) to 360 - 375 Degrees

Step2: Batter up! combine eggs, milk and spices in a medium to large bowl. Stir in flour a small amount at a time until well blended. Your not making a dough so don't add too much flour. (You may not need the entire amount.) Ideally the batter should be thick sort up like pudding, well not quite as thick...

You're now ready to fry some pizza!

Step 3: Gettin' Hot in Here!

Let me start by issuing this warning.

Hot grease is EXTREMELY Dangerous. Speaking as a Firefighter, I've seen several instances where "Grease Fires" have ended in a large loss of personal property. Never leave a working stove or fryer unattended.

Now on to the fun!

Battering the pizza: Take 1slice of pizza, place it into the batter mixture and coat well. Don't worry if you can faintly see the tops of some of the thicker toppings through the batter, it'll turn out fine.

Frying: Take the freshly battered slice and very carefully slide it into the preheated grease. Be sure not to splash the grease, as this will hurt you and potentially start a fire...
Cook for 4 to 5 minutes. The batter should be crispy and golden brown when done. Renove from grease and place on a paper towel to drain.

Serving: I suggest serving "southern Style Fried Pizza" with a side of marinara, pizza sauce, or ranch dressing.

Comments

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Terry_Jim (author)2009-01-14

At last, nature's perfect food.

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pfingers (author)2009-01-14

HOLY GOD THAT LOOKS INCREDIBLE

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atombomb1945 (author)2009-01-09

One word on this. Awesome.

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Foaly7 (author)2010-09-08

I'm gonna have to try this sometime, if I can keep myself from eating all the pizza.

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dorotheabrown37 (author)2010-08-13

See that right there is what it is a good cooking batter for a pizza i wonder what ealse i can use it on

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Valag (author)2010-03-16

Yes, I think I would give up five years of being in a wheelchair and crapping in a bag to start eating that on a regular basis.

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foreverxnickyxlove (author)2010-03-16

This sounds delicious! :]

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meanbean (author)2009-01-10

i wonder what bacon would taste deep fried..... mmmmmm..... bacon.

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yavid (author)meanbean2009-07-02

Deep fried bacon tastes just like regular bacon. I used to work at a restaurant and on Sunday morning breakfast we'd deep fry all of our bacon (it was faster).

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Menefee_01 (author)meanbean2009-01-14

Texas State Fair FoodTexas State Fair in Dallas and the Houston Rodeo both sell chicken-fried bacon. I've had it, its so good it makes you hurt, and I do mean hurt, seriously I thought I felt my heart slow down after eating it.

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betweenloads (author)meanbean2009-01-11

Deep fried bacon is too good....should be a food group unto itself

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Kiwipancakes (author)2009-06-18

This sounds awesome and delicious though I have a question. Does the pizza has to be cold when you fry it or can it come straight from a hot pizza box you just ordered?

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I have no clue. I'm sure you could I just wouldn't cook it as long.

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goodgnus (author)2009-01-09

You only live once, might as well do it right!

Bomb idea, I deep fry falafel all the time, might have to do this with leftover pizza, though certainly not Dominoes, BLECH!

Chain pizza = bad! Support local businesses!

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MrL33TPenguin (author)goodgnus2009-01-10

dominoes to me tastes like cardboard to me....

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lonerayven (author)MrL33TPenguin2009-01-14

Don't eat the box, even if you have Gir for an avatar. lol.

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MrL33TPenguin (author)lonerayven2009-01-16

*finishes eating the cardboard box*

o.... thats why its tastes like cardboard XP

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*starts to nibble on a paper towl tube* WEEEEEEEEHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Zim "GIR!!!!!!!"

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jongscx (author)goodgnus2009-01-11

I dunno, SOMETIMES I'd rather get a $10 large pizza than have to pay $5 for a slice...

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iman59 (author)goodgnus2009-01-10

I totally agree with u that chain pizza sucks and to support local buisinesses.

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jianqiang (author)2009-01-27

*drool*

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hedgiehog (author)2009-01-10

have you tried deep fried mars bars?

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jongscx (author)hedgiehog2009-01-11

At the Rennaisance Faire here in georgia... 2 scoops of Vanilla Ice-cream... sandwiched in white bread...soaked in melted chocolate and let to solidify... dipped in pancake batter... deep fried... drizzled in chocolate and caramel syrup... dusted with powdered sugar... and topped with sugar-stewed strawberries... only 500 calories...

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no. way. i. want. 500 calories? no way

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wait, so was that a: 1) NO WAY! (Awesome), I want 500 calories... or 2) (in) NO Way do I want 500 calories? Just kinda confused there...

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it was a NO WAY!!! (awesome) I WANT!!!! (awesome) 500 calories? (disbelief) no way. (repetition)

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RoosterCogburn (author)2009-01-13

My left arm is tingling just reading this. Oh well,it will keep my cardiologist busy.

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collard41 (author)2009-01-12

to be honest i find it easier to just eat it when it is still hot. deep fried mars bar is sooooooooooooooo nice

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DngrDave (author)2009-01-10

That looks like a heart attack on plate. I think I'm going to try it.

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mynameisjonas (author)2009-01-09

your nutritionist should be ashamed!

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jeff-o (author)2009-01-09

Oh wow, ditto on the previous unhealthy remarks - but this sure looks tasty at the same time! Personally, I'm very happy with cold pizza straight from the fridge, with no cooking. I've heard that reheating it on a frying pan works well, though I've never tried it.

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Sooner Aviator (author)jeff-o2009-01-09

My favorite way to reheat pizza, if Im not too lazy and just eat it cold, is to add a little butter in a fry pan and heat it up slowly with a lid. This way the toppings get all melted and gooey, and the bottom of the crust is crisp and buttery! MMMMmmmmmmmm!

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jeff-o (author)Sooner Aviator2009-01-09

That's exactly what I was thinking of, though depending on how greasy the pizza was in the first place you may not need the butter. ;)

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-01-09

No green tomatoes? and no milk gravy? I would have to wash that down with a Mountain Dew.

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Huray4Insanity (author)2009-01-09

maybe you could put some fried crawfish on top

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A local restaurant sells a seafood pizza. I bet that fried with a cram sauce and crayfish on it would be AWESOME!

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awang8 (author)2009-01-09

Sounds delicious! I love pizza and I love fried stuff. Sounds just right!

Argh... My arteries...

Anyway, what kind of Dominos box is that? In Australia we've got Dominos but it's just a plane old square cardboard box.

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Gh0stT0wnC0wb0y (author)awang82009-01-09

Eh it's a North American box

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Chicken2209 (author)2009-01-08

oooh, sounds healthy but I've never had the problem with the crusts in the microwave from experience, the microwave actually makes it soggy like when you put french fries in there, they dont come out the same

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awang8 (author)Chicken22092009-01-09

Thats true... Microwaves can't turn pizza to rock. Rather it turns pizza into mush...

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shooby (author)Chicken22092009-01-08

Yeah, same here. I consider microwave reheated pizza pretty edible.

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Yeah it's an artery clogger but it sure is good! lol

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Fish Nerd (author)2009-01-09

Nice Southern Blood Thickener! I bet this tastes a little like Happiness! Nice one.

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Erik Lindemann (author)2009-01-08

Ouch... My heart hurts looking at that. But I do hear that it's very popular to do this in Britain. I have a few English friends who've recommended it.

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I can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about it.

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i saw this and thought i was having a heart attack for a moment then relised it was hunger pains....

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darus67 (author)2009-01-08

What? No gravy?

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shooby (author)2009-01-08

I've used a deep fat fryer to fry pizza before, only without batter. Tasty taste.

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guitarman63mm (author)2009-01-08

The trick to your hard crust problem is a dampened paper towel beforehand! Same thing I do when microwaving tortillas.

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nightninja87 (author)2009-01-08

kool ible and i got the same fryer!!! woooo

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