WAIT! STOP! Don’t pitch that sad looking leftover pizza! Because just LOOK what you can do with those slices!! This recipe is stupid-simple, comes together in MINUTES, and is absolutely DELICIOUS!! Simply a must-make, folks!!
Okay, who hasn’t stared at 3-day-old pizza, and went UGH. Right?! Been there, I hear ya. But don’t even think about pitching it! Here’s a fantastic, fun and DELICIOUS way to rescue it!
These little bombs were so good, we thought that they were even better than day one!! Which is why I finally decided to post this recipe! I was afraid it was too silly-simple, but they were just so good that I had to share!
These start with a simple beer batter that I kicked up with a few dry herbs for extra pizza flavor. This batter literally comes together in just a couple of minutes!
Next, I cut the pieces smaller and popped them into the microwave on HIGH just long enough to soften the crust to make it pliable. I placed mine onto a damp paper towel, but you may not need to if your crust is still semi-soft.
You just want to heat the skinny slices enough to be able to roll them up.
My crust still broke a little bit, but it didn’t matter one bit. I tooth-picked them and let them rest to cool back down and hold their shape so that I could take the toothpicks back out before dipping them into the batter and frying them.
Just 3 pieces of leftover pizza made 7 nice-sized little rolls!
And don’t worry if they don’t look pretty and aren’t all the same size. They will all fry up BEAUTIFULLY!
So, just remove the toothpick and hold the roll together while totally coating it well in the beer batter.
Then carefully place them into the hot oil and fry them until nicely golden browned on all sides.
Remove them to a rack to cool…..
…and just look how pretty they are!!
These are just too cute, aren’t they? And OMG do they smell WONDERFUL!!
Then just pile them all up onto a serving plate….
Head outside with a nice cold beverage….
….and get ready to taste something so delicious you won’t even believe yourself, what they started off to be! 3 dead slices of pizza! Ha!
Then, from the crust side, slice them in half so that you can see the pretty spiral!
We used a regular crust pizza with just pepperoni and salami on it, plus extra-extra cheese. Too thick of a pizza with too many ingredients might be hard to roll up, so do keep that in mind.
Seriously, don’t you just want to reach right in and grab one?!!
Honestly, not kidding, you might want to order a second pizza just to make these the next day!!
And don’t forget some sauce for dipping!!
I whipped up and blended smooth my Easy Quick Pizza Sauce, but you can certainly use purchased pizza, pasta, spaghetti, or marinara sauce for dipping. An alfredo sauce or blue cheese dressing might be fun to dunk into, too!
These would be extra fun for a party even. I mean, why not, right? You could even bake up a few frozen ones, let them cool down enough to roll up, and while they’re cooling, make the batter and heat the oil. Just too easy!!
I’m still shocked that this even worked, (I was worried that it would be a disaster!), and that they tasted SO GOOD!!
What a fun surprise these Deep Fried Leftover Pizza Bombs were! We can’t wait to have them again, and I can’t wait until you try them, too!! Have fun and enjoy!!
*This recipe also uses my Easy Quick Pizza Sauce recipe. (*Optional.)
- 2 cups flour, Pillsbury All Purpose, scoop and level method and kind of packed, *see note
- 2 tsp. regular table salt
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 cups extra light beer, I used Bud Natural Light
- leftover pizza slices, sliced 2 inches wide from the crust end
- oil for frying such as vegetable or canola, at least 2 inches deep
- My Easy Quick Pizza Sauce for dipping, warmed
In medium-sized bowl, add flour, salt, oregano. italian seasoning and garlic powder. Whisk well to mix. Add beer and whisk in just until mixed. Set aside.
Cut leftover pizza slices into 2-inch wide pieces from the crust end. Place a damp paper towel, if needed, onto a plate, place slices on top, and microwave on High just until crust is pliable and cheese has not remelted. (If it does, it's ok. It will cool back down.) Starting from pointy ends, roll up and secure with tooth-picks. Let rest and re-cool.
In dutch oven or very deep frying pan, heat pan of oil that's filled 2 inches deep. Once oil is hot, (*test with a tiny bit of batter), remove the tooth-picks from the rolls. Holding the rolls together so that they don't unravel, totally coat them well with the batter and carefully place into the hot oil. (Don't overcrowd, only fry a few to half at a time.) Fry until the rolls are deep golden browned on all sides. Remove to a cooling rack placed over a baking sheet.
Warm your dipping sauce, and serve sliced in half from crust end to show spiral inside and for ease of eating. Serve with warmed sauce and enjoy!