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Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 6, 2013 01:50 PM

Who's had neoploitan fried pizza? And is it worth the hype ?

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    MonMauler RE: Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 6, 2013 02:58 PM

    I had deep fried pizza in Scotland. It certainly wasn't Neapolitan. It was ok. I love pizza, but regular pizza ordered from a local delivery joint (the local delivery joints are average at best) is equivalent or better. There's no reason to fry pizza.

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      small h RE: Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 6, 2013 03:55 PM

      I've had it at two different Manhattan restaurants, Don Antonio & Montanara. You can read a mess of opinions of both (mine included) here:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832397
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841690

      I usually prefer a thin crust, but it's nice to have this option as well.

      1. Perilagu Khan RE: Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 6, 2013 05:25 PM

        Is fried pizza the same thing as Connecticut hot oil apizza?

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          stilldontknow RE: Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 6, 2013 07:45 PM

          Deep fried pizza is something a few fish and chip shops do with very low grade prepacked thick based pizza. It's nothing like anything you get in the States and its really not anything like how the vast bulk of pizza is eaten in the Scotland or the UK for that matter. It's a bit of a throw back to a time before there were many eateries with servicable pizza ovens.

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            scott123 RE: Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 7, 2013 10:20 AM

            I've had it at Forcella in Brooklyn, and, while I have the greatest respect for Giulio Adriani's doughmaking skills, the Montanara wasn't thrilling.

            I have yet to meet any serious pizza obsessive that's been all that amped about Neapolitan fried pizza. It's great in theory- anything fried HAS to be better, right? But in practice... meh.

            1. melpy RE: Heisenbergcooksblue Jan 7, 2013 11:00 AM

              I have had fried dough pizza from the CT fairs. They shallow or deep fry the dough in oil and then top with sauce and grated Parmesan. So delicious. Some places do powdered sugar or granulated sugar (with or without cinnamon).

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