2 September, 2014
Sausage and Cheese Pizza Rolls
The inspiration for these pizza rolls comes the classic Chicago pizza puff. For those outside of the Windy City, you may not have even heard of this local delicacy, let alone eaten one, so I decided to develop this recipe to give those poor souls who haven’t tried one, a taste of this Chicago treat. The original pizza puff is a sausage, cheese and pizza sauce filled pouch that is then deep fried until golden brown. Not a calzone nor panzarotti – it’s in a category all on it’s own. It’s not fancy. It’s isn’t fine dining. And I’m okay with that. Because food need not be cutting edge, trendy or made by a highly-skilled French chef to be delicious. There’s a time and a place for that. But, this pizza roll and pizza puffs in general are all about eating something that just tastes good. It’s not the healthiest and that’s okay too (though I did bake mine to make them healthier), because life is too short to not indulge every once in a while. So, make this recipe and tell your foodie friends and personal trainer to stay at home. More for you anyways. And if you’re in Chicago in the near future, get yourself a good ole’, down home, honest-to-goodness pizza puff.