Montanara Pie

Montanara Pie
Makes 1 pie

This dough is fried. Don’t worry it’s not greasy. Montara pie is the original pizza of Naples and the effect is easier than ever to achieve at home.

1 pizza dough
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup marinara sauce
1/4 lb. mozzarella sauce
1 bunch fresh basil
Salt, to taste
Olive oil, garnish  


Deep fryer or deep sided pan cast iron pan

Preheat fryer to 365 degrees F. Preheat broiler.

Shape pizza into a 9”/10” round and poke the dough with a fork to create holes. When oil is hot slide dough into the hot oil and fry for 45 seconds. Flip using tongs and fry other side 45 sides.

Pull out dough and place onto a sheet tray and top with marinara and cheese. Place under broiler for 2 minutes until crust is bubbly and charred.

Top with generous amount of basil, a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of olive oil.

Montanara Pie