Ricotta, Asparagus, and Prosciutto Stuffed Calzone
ingredients
ingredients
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step-by-step directions

Mario Batali's Fried Ricotta Calzone

  • 1 Pizza Dough recipe
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (ends trimmed and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds)
  • 2 cups Ricotta
  • 1 1/2 cups Prosciutto Cotto or cooked Ham (cut into thin slices)
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano (for serving)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Marinara Sauce to serve
step-by-step directions
  • Place a pot of olive oil, filled half way, over medium-high heat and bring up to 350 degrees F. Heat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and add the asparagus, then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly charred.
  • Mix ricotta, asparagus, prosciutto cotta, the chili flakes, a drizzle of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Cut the dough into 6 pieces and flatten out into 3x5 rectangles with your hands, about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick. Wet the edges of the dough with water and fold the calzone like a package. Fold the ends in and then bring the top and the bottom to meet in the middle, just overlapping. Press to ensure they are fully sealed.
  • Cook 2 to 3 calzone at a time, to avoid over crowding the pot, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted utensil and set on a paper towel lined plate. Season with salt and freshly grated Parmigiano, and serve with a bowl of marinara.
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