Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

These Deep Fried Pizza Rolls are light and airy with a cheesy pepperoni filling. Reminiscent of fair food (think fried bread dough!) this is a treat that is normally enjoyed back home in Canton, NY at Sergi’s Ristorante and one of our favorite items on their menu, one we haven’t found anywhere else we have visited!

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

This week the Sunday Supper Tastemakers are sharing their Regional Specialties. Food that you seem to only find at a special place back home. That is what these Deep Fried Pizza Rolls are to us!

This week Sue over at A Palatable Pastime is hosting our event. Thanks Sue!

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

Sergi’s is this little Italian Ristorante located in Canton, NY. They have a second location in Potsdam, NY and with Canton and Potsdam having 4 universities between them, it is safe to say that the Deep Fried Pizza Roll is something that many former students reminisce about.

Growing up, we never ate out much and always went to Gouverneur when we went shopping and when we did eat out it was at places like Dairy Queen (Home of the Brazier Burger) or Dixie Lee (where you could get awesome deep fried chicken and fish). However, when I hit my college years and went to one of those four universities I quickly became familiar with Sergi’s and their famous Deep Fried Pizza Rolls!

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

I did my best to replicate their recipe and while these were delicious, they still weren’t “Sergi’s” recipe. Sergi’s is unique. Their crust is a crispy exterior and not as doughy. My recipe turned out a little thicker. I did buy a locally made Italian pizza dough that is sold in the Albany area to use rather than a homemade one. While I am not against making my own dough, shortcuts can be handy when you don’t have a lot of time or energy.

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

I probably could have put a little more cheese in my dough, but I swayed away from doing so because I am watching my intake of calories and I was already deep frying this! I also was nervous about the possibility of the dough having a seep hole where my grease would spatter up on me. I’m not the biggest fan of frying although I do love fried foods!

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

I mad sure to pinch all the edges of my dough together really well, and as you can see from the photo below, it puffed up quite nicely in the oil! My only issue was the cheese inside did not melt enough for me so I had to put mine in the oven after it was cooked in the oil to melt the cheese more.

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

After all is said and done, these are good when you can’t get the real thing. However, if you are ever in Canton or Potsdam, NY, I highly recommend you go to Sergi’s and get their Deep Fried Pizza Roll. It is absolutely worth the indulgence!

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls

Tip: When deep frying food always use a thermometer to make sure your temperate is not too hot or too cool. When removing the fried food from the deep fat I have found that the best way to drain it is on a paper bag. The paper bag absorbs the oil and I find my finished product to be less greasy than if I were to use paper towels.

Deep Fried Pizza Rolls #SundaySupper
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Ingredients
  • Pizza Dough
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Turkey Pepperoni
  • Pasta Sauce (or Pizza Sauce)
  • Canola oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Press dough out into a circle as you would for a pizza. On 1/2 of the dough layer cheese, sauce, and pepperoni. Fold dough over and crimp edges together well. Let sit about 10 minutes prior to deep frying.
  2. When oil is at 375 degrees, gently place pizza roll in oil. Dough should immediately bubble and float to the top. Cook until well browned on both sides. If desired, place in oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
  3. Serve with extra sauce for dipping.
Notes
I have not given amounts here as I feel you should fill the pockets the way you wish. Grumpy likes a ricotta/mozzarella mixture in his pizza roll where I prefer just mozzarella. I went with turkey pepperoni because it is less greasy and I didn’t want a puddle of grease inside of my pizza roll. Feel free to put whatever you wish in the pizza roll!

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

47 Comments

  1. Tracy Guida April 24, 2016 at 6:47 am - Reply

    A girl after my own heart! These are truly making my mouth water and are something my kids would love.

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    Wow!! I can see why these are your favorite! Totally craving this now!

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    I had pizza rolls but I have never deep fried them before!! YUM

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  19. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere April 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    These look so good! And easy too. It’s so fun to be able to make those foods that bring back memories!

  20. Hezzi-D April 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    We love pepeproni rolls and a deep fried one sounds amazing!

  21. Rachel April 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Deep-fried anything is amazing. Never had a pizza roll deep-fried before, but now I want one!

  22. Liz April 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    These could become a family favorite at my housue, too! Another magnificent way to enjoy the flavors of pizza 🙂

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  24. Renee @ReneesKitchenAdventures April 24, 2016 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! Yum! I am gong to have you make these for me if I ever find myself in Albany!!

  25. Cindys Recipes and Writings April 25, 2016 at 5:39 am - Reply

    I’m always up for pizza. Great idea!

  26. Maria April 25, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I visited Napoli a few years ago and fried pizza is such a big thing over there… brought back some memories. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. Wendy Hammond April 26, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

    LOVE the idea behind these. Ooey gooey deliciousness.

  28. Monica April 27, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Oh my – I want a plate of these now! How can you go wrong with fried pizza?

  29. Carlee April 27, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Holy cow! That looks sooooo good! I know they would go over big with my family!

  30. Eileen April 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Deep – Fried- Pizza – Rolls – four words that definitely should always be together.

  31. Caroline April 28, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I can see these being great snack food for a party!

  32. Renee April 28, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Oh what a treat to have this for dinner! It’s a splurge one must have from time to time.

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