Friday, October 10, 2014

Fried small pita -Albanian petulla me veze

  • 1 1/3 warm water
  • 1/2 Tbs salt
  • 1Tbs yeast
  • 3 1/3 cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of canola or any vegetable oil for frying                                                                                                                                                                 

Mix  the first tree ingredients in a large bowl in the same order as they appear in the list with a wooden spoon. Gradually stir in the 3 cups of flour and continue stir in until you get a smooth batter. Meanwhile whisk eggs in a small bowl for few few seconds and add this to the batter. At this moment stir in the 1/3 of the flour left and beat the butter for 2-3 minutes.The batter should be more to the thicker side. Cover the bowel and let sit for 15-20 minutes. In a skillet heat 1/2 cup of oil over medium high and scoop one spoon of batter after the other leaving space enough from each other. Fry for one minute on each  side or until you see golden brown. Keep adding oil until needed. The skillet should not be with out oil during frying the batter or small pita or petulla.

Note: When you get a scoop of the batter it should not droop of the spoon as easily .
          The heat should be always constant to medium high
          Always leave space between spoonful butter to the other on frying skillet