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Add Pizza To The Deep-Fried Trend

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Everyone knows that you make a good food better by deep-frying it, right?  Just look at the plethora of options in the food row at county fairs.  Add one more menu item to the deep-frying trend:  pizza.

[A] restaurant dedicated to deep-fried pizza is set to open in New York City today.

Bar-goers in Manhattan’s Lower East Side already have a carnival of late-night eating options, from Middle Eastern rotisserie shawarma sandwiches to mile-high pastrami-on-ryes and the regular old slice, but now they can add deep-fried pizza to the list.

The restaurant is also designed to capitalize on the late-night, after-hours bar crowd.

La Montanara by Forcella opens tonight at 5 p.m. with a menu that includes four 9-inch fried pizzas (Montanara, Salame Piccante, Funghi, and Marinara), two fried pizza sandwiches (Porchetta and Tartufo), and a small selection of fried appetizers. The pizzas cost between $6 and $8 and the pizza sandwiches cost $10 and $12, respectively.

So is it healthy?  Is it good?  Is it greasy-tasting?

By all accounts, deep-fried and then baked pizza is incredibly light. Chef Jamie Oliver compares the texture of fried pizza crust to the Indian fried lentil-flour chips known as papadam, which taste almost greaseless. Adriani attributes the lightness of his pizza fritta to the cooking technique in general and to the sunflower oil he uses.

Deep Fried Pizza Restaurant – La Montanara Deep Fried Pizza – Delish.com.

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