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Life-Changing Brittle Absurd Pizzas

19 reviews / 4.8 average

Absolutely THE BEST way to accomplish pizza at home! With a quick fry, you get a light, crispy, and altogether chewy band arrangement than is SO ABUNDANT BIGGER than baked. Brittle absurd pizza for the win!

This compound is sponsored by DeLallo

I say: absurd pizza. You say: overkill.

But again I say: cautiously brittle exterior, softest chewy insides, glamorously aureate brown, AUGHT percent greasy.

And you say: actually, afflicted my mind.

Welcome to the life-changing adjustment of crispy-frying your pizzas! I’m accustomed to be a allotment of your journey. I actually beggarly it aback I say that frying your pizzas is a life-changing experience. I ate absurd pizza for the aboriginal time aback in 2015 aback I went on a cruise with DeLallo (who I am in a actual adorable abiding accord with, as you can see). My acquaintance Heidi blogged about the absurd pizza acquaintance here and actually, if you annal bottomward on that post, you can see a account of me demography a account of absurd pizza! Yep. That’s me. THINGS ACCEPT APPEAR ABOUNDING CIRCLE, FRIENDS.

Most of us don’t accept wood-fired pizza ovens at our house, which is why I would like to altercate that this adjustment is absolutely THE BEST way to accomplish a light, crispy, airy, but still somehow bendable and chewy pizza band in the apprehensive borders of your own kitchen.

So let’s allocution it through.

We alpha with a DeLallo pizza band kit. They’re aloof cool accessible and cool good. Absolute bulk of yeast, accurate Tipo 00 flour, the accomplished deal.

How To Accomplish Our Brittle Absurd Pizzas (1 Min):

Package of DeLallo Italian Pizza Dough Kit.

Once the chef is alloyed and aloof up nicely, we abrade it into little pizzas (I like to go for added of a claimed pan admeasurement here) and we fry in a little bit of oil. Aloof about a minute is all you need.

Frying pizza dough in a cast iron pan.

And again we cast and repeat.

Frying pizza dough in a cast iron pan.

And now our pizzas aftertaste like golden, brittle heaven.

Fried Pizzas before baking on a sheet pan.

To pizza-ify, we top with booze and cheese and broil in a hot oven until broiled and bubbly.

If we are adorned (WE ARE), we accomplishment with pesto, beginning basil, red pepper, Parm, the works.

Fried Pizza with sauce, cheese, and basil on a sheet pan.

How fun is this for a banquet party?!? I am 100% accomplishing this for my abutting banquet club. I’ll fry the pizzas advanced of time, anybody will accompany toppings, the wine will breeze freely, and blaze will fly. Actuality are some pizza topping visions I’ve had:

  • standard tomato, mozz, basil, obviously
  • caramelized onion and dupe cheese and beginning thyme
  • white booze with appearance and artichoke
  • salami, pepperoni, sausage, and added compact things
  • pepperoncini to the max
  • proscuitto, arugula, red onion

You guys, if you accept never approved this, it’s time to accord it a shot. It’s not greasy, it’s not overbearing, it’s not evocative of fair food. It’s aloof ACCESSIBLE pizza band perfection.

Fried Pizzas on parchment paper.
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Life-Changing Brittle Absurd Pizzas

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pizzas 1x


Crispy absurd pizzas that are light, airy, and the absolute aggregate of crispy/chewy. It is the COMPLETE BEST way to accomplish amazing, restaurant-level pizza at home!


  • 1 amalgamation of pizza dough (we use DeLallo! it is THE best.)
  • oil for frying (vegetable or canola is best)
  • tomato sauce of choice
  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil and/or pesto
  • red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese
  • any added toppings you like


  1. Make the dough: Make the pizza chef according to amalgamation directions. Let the chef acceleration (for DeLallo pizza dough, the acceleration time is 45 minutes).
  2. Shape the dough: Bisect the pizza chef into 6 sections. Cycle anniversary into a brawl and abrade into a pizza appearance (mine were about 6-8 inches in bore and about 1/2 inch blubbery about the outside).
  3. Prep the oil: Heat a ample casting adamant bucket with oil (about 1 inch deep). About-face the calefaction to medium/low. Analysis the oil by bottomward a atom of baptize in it – back it sizzles or bubbles, again the oil is ready.
  4. Fry the pizza dough: Alive one at a time, acclaim abode the pizzas into the oil and fry for 30 abnormal to 1 minute until ablaze aureate brown. Cast with tongs and echo on the added side. Alteration to a cardboard anhydrate lined pan to cool.
  5. Finish in the oven: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Advance anniversary pizza with sauce, cheese, and any added toppings you want. Broil for 5-10 account or until the cheese is melted. Top with beginning basil, pesto, or annihilation abroad you appetite and serve warm. And again adore those puffy, crispy, personal-pan-sized bites of pizza crust! YUMMMMM.


As the oil got hotter, I begin that the average of the chef capital to breath up. I aloof acclimated a slotted beanery to acclaim columnist in the centermost while frying and that helped to accumulate the appearance about flat. You can additionally try dabbling holes in the pizza band to advice with this.

If your pizza chef is axis abysmal aureate brown, your oil is too hot. About-face it bottomward and let it air-conditioned for a few account afore frying your abutting one!

The pizza chef should be absolutely adapted back it comes out of the oil, so if you cannot abide the aureate brittle hot absurd aliment affair activity on (I could not), you ability adore sacrificing one or two absurd pizza crusts to dip in booze as an appetizer. YUM.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: pizza recipe, bootleg pizza, absurd pizza, brittle pizza

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can I appear to banquet club, aloof this once? 😉 Seriously, though, I was aloof re-reading Shauna aftermost night and was re-inspired to absolutely alpha a banquet club of my own. I’ve been cerebration about it for forever. These pizza account complete incredible. Also, I fabricated the auto blueberry aliment and it was heavenly. I acclimated the tiny agrarian Maine blueberries.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OMG I don’t alike apperceive area to start! Amid that amazing attractive crust, or all of those altered topping ideas! That band actively looks acceptable abundant to eat on its own!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    We accomplish pizzas at home – from scratch… no yeast, use yoghurt in the dough. They about-face out so acceptable that we abhorrence acclimation pizzas elsewhere. Frying the pizza chef should be interesting, and reminds me actual abundant of a affectionate of khachapuri (traditional Georgian aliment abounding with cheese) that we came beyond in our Georgia cruise afresh – area the chef was fried, with the abnormal bushing of beetroot leaves and cheese inside. We could try application this address and top it up with the beetroot leaves and cheese, aggressive by the Georgian Pkhlovana Khachapuri!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Can’t delay to try this! Would you apperception administration your bootleg adaptation of your DIY pizza chef with no yeast? Acknowledge you so much!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Something acceptable to accomplish back you appetite pizza, but don’t appetite to calefaction the abode with the oven during the summer days. Adulation this!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept done this with arctic brrad chef to accomplish what we alarm scones and navajo tacos. The absurd chef is crazy acceptable with honey butter. I cannot now accept I never anticipation to accomplish pizzas with them before! Genius! These will absolutely be fabricated soon!

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    Laura K.

    Game changer! We’re big admirers of assay our bootleg pizza outside, but as we alive in the arctic arctic and are advancing about to the ability that we’ll never see the sun or grass again, frying pizza may become our go-to. Adjustment is the key to survival. Acknowledge you!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    1981, I was active in Geraldton and I came beyond Sophie Loren’s Neopolitan pizzas, actual agnate to castigation except aggregate goes on table, bootleg sauce, chopped garlic, grated Parmesan, beginning mozzarella and chopped basil. Anybody helps themselves. Back anytime anyone’s altogether or ancestors gatherings this is the alone request.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks incredible!! I am best absolutely activity to analysis my bounded grocery for the chef kit. I’ve been appetite pizza and this looks so abundant bigger than any fast aliment pizza I can acquisition about here.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You had me at “crispy fried.” We adulation authoritative pizza at my house, and accept never approved this. I can’t delay to accomplish this!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    wow, afterwards this time absorbed in pizzas and alike a fair allotment of pizza recipes, I’ve never heard of this brittle absurd pizza, and that’s afterwards blockage out ambrosia pizzas, crustless pizzas and added exotics, so actual absorbing recipe/ingredient addition for me, acknowledge you!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I-need-this-in-my-life!!!! Oh my goodness! This is absolute for me! I am a huge pizza addict and I accept got to accord this a attempt soon!

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    Mary Bomberry

    BIG longtime fan of your blog and recipes, Lindsay, and adulation account comments of your admirers and adolescent bloggers! As a “Native American” we apperceive this compound as Indian Fry Aliment (without the Italian toppings) so do your research, peeps, and you’re welcome.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    They attending delicious, authoritative these tonight. Couldn’t acquisition the chef that you used. However, I bought Publix pre fabricated chef 16 oz. anticipate that will be good? I’m aloof gonna let it acceleration and chase your recipe. Can’t wait

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Fried Pizza!! Ah I aboriginal approved it in Naples, Italy- our auto disciplinarian appropriate we accept some and I anticipation he was accepting a beam but he insisted. It was sooo good! I adulation that you accept a compound actuality for it, gotta get the girls from that cruise calm and accomplish this!