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Pizza Fritta or Toutons and Tomatoes!

Pizza Fritta or Toutons and Tomatoes!

Pizza Frita - or Toutons and Tomatoes! Italian kids love their fried bread or pizza dough with tomato sauce and cheese. Newfoundlanders love their toutens, and once you try this, you'll be hooked too.
Course Lunch
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • one dozen toutons
  • grated parmesan cheese

For the Spicy Quick Tomato Compote

  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 large ripe tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chili sauce or chili flakes more or less to taste to control the heat
  • salt and pepper to season


  1. Saute the garlic in the oil over medium heat for just a minute before adding the tomatoes, brown sugar, chili sauce, salt, pepper. Continue to cook until the tomatoes soften and the compote reduces to a jam-like consistency. Add the balsamic vinegar in the final minute or two of cooking before serving.
  2. Serve the tomato compote over the warm toutons with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.