The Iconic Pizze Fritte At The New York State Fair

posted by Becky Palmer - 

With the New York State Fair in full swing, there is one traditional iconic treat that never fails to bring a smile to a fairgoer’s face: the Pizze Fritte!  The delicacy is basically fried dough with sugar on top and it’s soooo good!

Owner, Grazzi Zazzara, says he uses the same recipe that his father used when he first introduced the Pizze Fritte to fairgoers. “Back in 1960 my father started the fried dough,” Zazzara says. “Nobody knew what fried dough was. He lost money here for a few years and then it started picking up.”

The Pizze Fritte is still made at the fairgrounds in the iconic triangle shaped building. Everything used is fresh including the oil used to cook the treat. The oil is changed every day. One thing though, don’t ask Zazzara for the secret recipe. He won’t give it out. “I’d have to kill you,” he jokes!

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