We have previously written about partaking in Sweet Zeppole for St. Joseph’s Day – one of our favorite holiday treat traditions. However, we were never even aware there was a savory variety of Zeppole. However, it seems that in the region of Calabria, savory Zeppole are a preferred option. Zeppole are basically fried dough fritters, so it make sense they could toe the sweet/savory line. Savory Zeppole can be made with anchovies or served plain. It seems like they would would probably go perfectly with another popular St. Joseph’s Day dish: Pasta con Sarde (with sardines).
Plain Zeppole in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by Phil H