Pepperoni Balls are an Erie, PA tradition, plain and simple. Chances are if you aren't from Erie, you don't know anyone from Erie, or your friend from Erie lives under a rock, you probably never heard of these deep fried masterpieces. Essentially, they are a special recipe bread dough filled with, you guessed it, pepperoni, then deep fried. I've amped it up a bit, seasoned the dough and added mozzarella cheese. The balls have been an Erie staple for decades and decades, but no one really knows who actually invented them. All we Erie-ites know is that they taste like childhood summers, Friday pizza nights, sleep overs, old friends, and familiar places. I want to share them with you.
How to get them
Want to order a dozen, half dozen, ten dozen for a party, a birthday (kids go nuts for them), or want to stock up for an after school or late night snack? Call me, email me, and I can make it happen. Every ball is made fresh, so know I'll need a couple days notice. I'll deliver them to your door (within reason), or you can come and get em. They stay in the fridge for a couple weeks, frozen for a couple months, and best eaten hot.
I am NOT a fan of the microwave, but you CAN DEFROST a frozen ball in the microwave. I also have a few loyal followers that INSIST if they microwave the ball for 16 SECONDS, it's perfect. So as much as I detest microwaved balls...apparently you can heat and eat "microwave fast". BEWARE: IF YOU MICROWAVE A BALL TOO LONG, THE DOUGH WILL BECOME ROCK HARD. ALSO, A MICROWAVED BALL WILL NOT HAVE A CRISPY OUTER CRUST...just sayin'
Reheat: If frozen, thaw completely. Heat in a 350 degree oven (I prefer wrapped in tin foil to avoid burning) for 15-20 minutes. It's gonna be hot, so maybe wait a minute or two before biting into it and burning the heck outta your mouth (not that I would know anything about that). Any questions, shoot me an email or a text.
PRICING and BUYING:
How to buy:
Shoot me an email with your name, address, phone, and how many you want to purchase.
NOTE: Bonnie’s Balls does ship, but you will incur shipping costs.