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Tailor

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recipe for meat and cheese calzones Tue, 02/2/10 12:42 PM (permalink)
I grew up in new rochelle Ny  and used to go to various pizza parlors  where they sold "meat and cheese calzones"  if memory serves me  its was avery tasty  ground meat /sauce/cheese combo  anyone remember these and or know of a recipe?  For some reason i thought of them today ........
 
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    Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Tue, 02/2/10 1:22 PM (permalink)
    Here is a website with quite a variety of calzone recipes:

    http://allrecipes.com/recipes/main-dish/pizza-and-calzones/calzones/ViewAll.aspx
     
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      Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Tue, 02/2/10 10:47 PM (permalink)
      I don't have any recipes but I do have some very fond memories of calzones from DiCicco's in Fresno, Ca. They used pizza dough, a variety of meats and a blend of cheeses. They then deep fried it. When it came out of the fryer they plated it, covered it in marinara and cheese and put it in the pizza oven until hot and bubbly. Those were great.
       
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        Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Tue, 02/2/10 11:03 PM (permalink)
        ^^fresh out of the deep fryer, those are called Ponza Rotta's here in Waukesha.

        You don't need a recipe. Take some pizza dough, roll it out, make a little pizza on one side with whatever you want. fold it over, pinch the ends & bake. Egg wash if you want to be fancy about it.
         
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          Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Wed, 02/3/10 10:06 AM (permalink)
          MikeS.


          I don't have any recipes but I do have some very fond memories of calzones from DiCicco's in Fresno, Ca. They used pizza dough, a variety of meats and a blend of cheeses. They then deep fried it. When it came out of the fryer they plated it, covered it in marinara and cheese and put it in the pizza oven until hot and bubbly. Those were great.


          We had something similar in college... Sergi's in Canton, NY makes deep fried pepperoni pizza rolls. Basically a medium pizza rolled up into a fat cigar shape and deep fried. I always get one (or four) when I blow through town. That's the only place I've ever found in these parts that deep fries them. We called them "fat bags" as they can be pretty greasy from all the pepperoni and cheese stuffed into them. Cures what ails ya.
           
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            Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 8:10 AM (permalink)
            Hi
            Thanks for sharing nice recipes link ...can you suggest some non-veg recipes ???


             
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              Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 10:02 AM (permalink)
              samuelcdanny


              Hi
              Thanks for sharing nice recipes link ...can you suggest some non-veg recipes ???


              Shoot man, just take out the vegetables and add sausage and bacon. Or leave in the vegetables and add sausage and bacon and pepperoni.
               
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                Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 11:39 AM (permalink)
                SeamusD


                MikeS.


                I don't have any recipes but I do have some very fond memories of calzones from DiCicco's in Fresno, Ca. They used pizza dough, a variety of meats and a blend of cheeses. They then deep fried it. When it came out of the fryer they plated it, covered it in marinara and cheese and put it in the pizza oven until hot and bubbly. Those were great.


                We had something similar in college... Sergi's in Canton, NY makes deep fried pepperoni pizza rolls. Basically a medium pizza rolled up into a fat cigar shape and deep fried. I always get one (or four) when I blow through town. That's the only place I've ever found in these parts that deep fries them. We called them "fat bags" as they can be pretty greasy from all the pepperoni and cheese stuffed into them. Cures what ails ya.


                A Sergi's pizza roll was a right of passage for all attendees of the four colleges of northern ny. We also had the Josie's Pizza roll across the street (Potsdam) - good especially when the line at Sergi's at 2am was much too long.
                 
                I went up there two years ago, two of us shared one and were were stuffed! How I ate one on my own back then?...well, I know how - I was blitzed!
                 
                 
                 
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                  Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 11:53 AM (permalink)
                  most calzone recipes found online are mostly generic "here's what a calzone is" type recipe: Make a small pizza, fill 1/2, with X ingredients, fold over and crimp.

                  There's a rolling technique that can be used which is the same as rolling parchment paper pockets. Some egg wash and bake it.

                  Usually calzones don't contain any sauce, that's served on the size. And often the meat is a ground meat (beef, sausage, ect.) mixed in with the cheese. But, really, you can use just about any of your favorite items and it will work. If you can make a pizza, you can make a calzone.

                   
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                    Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 11:55 AM (permalink)
                    Good info here. Includes lots of photos. pb
                    http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,71.0.html
                     
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                      Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 2:13 PM (permalink)
                      porkbeaks


                      Good info here. Includes lots of photos. pb
                      http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,71.0.html


                      whoever "Toad" is, s/he made a nice looking calzone.
                       
                      I also like the step by step pics, except I don't use the fork crimping method. Rather, I start on one side and roll it akin to to roling parchment paper pockets.
                       
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                      BTW - I didn't mention in my earlier post, you need to pre-cook the meat! (don't want to forget that!)
                       
                       
                       
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                        Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 2:27 PM (permalink)
                        Never cared for calzone tartare, eh?
                         
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                          Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 2:42 PM (permalink)
                          To me, a calzone is a cheese (ricotta) thing. If it's got meat and veggies, I've always called that a stromboli. The calzone has sauce on the side; the stromboli on the inside.
                           
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                            Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 2:53 PM (permalink)
                            I thought Stromboli was an island off Sicily where Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini had a steamy affair that came close to ruining her career.
                             
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                              Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 3:26 PM (permalink)
                              Michael Hoffman


                              I thought Stromboli was an island off Sicily where Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini had a steamy affair that came close to ruining her career.


                              It appears you're a little confused today, Michael. Stromboli was a Bergman/Rossellini film that told the story of a couple seeking an alternative to calzone.
                               

                               
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                                Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 3:36 PM (permalink)
                                Ah, yes. I did confuse their affair during the making of the film with the location of the affair. Or could they have been on Stromboli at the time, longing for an apizza from Frank Pepe's?
                                 
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                                  Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Thu, 02/25/10 4:24 PM (permalink)
                                  In my culinary upbringing, stromboli is a rolled pizza - if you sliced it, it would be like a pinwheel. A calzone is a pocket. Calzone's use pizza dough, strombolis use italian bread dough (or pizza dough in most pizza shops)

                                  You put toppings on the entire (square) pizza, and roll it.  

                                  The sauce, is placed on top. Or if served as an appetizer where the roll is sliced, sauce on the side - if there's sauce at all.

                                  I make stromboli for parties and occassionally, depending on the ingredients I use, have put some pesto on the inside, but never a red sauce.

                                  Calzones, a sort of folded pizza (but often also bent to make a sort of moon shape) is much cheesier in nature - where cheese is the main ingredient on the inside, while stromboli is filled with more savory items and little cheese. Often just sliced provolone. The wikipedia stromboli (food) has the look I'm describing (which surprised me - I thought they'd mess it up)








                                   
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                                    Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Sat, 02/27/10 10:48 PM (permalink)
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                                    SeamusD


                                    MikeS.


                                    I don't have any recipes but I do have some very fond memories of calzones from DiCicco's in Fresno, Ca. They used pizza dough, a variety of meats and a blend of cheeses. They then deep fried it. When it came out of the fryer they plated it, covered it in marinara and cheese and put it in the pizza oven until hot and bubbly. Those were great.


                                    We had something similar in college... Sergi's in Canton, NY makes deep fried pepperoni pizza rolls. Basically a medium pizza rolled up into a fat cigar shape and deep fried. I always get one (or four) when I blow through town. That's the only place I've ever found in these parts that deep fries them. We called them "fat bags" as they can be pretty greasy from all the pepperoni and cheese stuffed into them. Cures what ails ya.


                                    A Sergi's pizza roll was a right of passage for all attendees of the four colleges of northern ny. We also had the Josie's Pizza roll across the street (Potsdam) - good especially when the line at Sergi's at 2am was much too long.
                                     
                                    I went up there two years ago, two of us shared one and were were stuffed! How I ate one on my own back then?...well, I know how - I was blitzed!
                                     
                                     


                                    I can still eat a whole one. In Canton, Josie's is (was?) right next door to Sergi's, their rolls were baked and also delicious, but not quite the same as a fat bag. I think I heard a rumor that Sergi's recently stopped making them, I can't imagine why, and I have yet to verify the rumor.
                                     
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                                      Re:recipe for meat and cheese calzones Sun, 02/28/10 7:47 AM (permalink)
                                      Here's a stromboli/calzone I made some time ago. Mozz, sweet sausage. peppers, and onions with marinara on the side. I should have put in more of everything, but it was still pretty tasty. pb

                                       
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