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Fruatte (Anchovy and Onion Pizza)

Fruatte (Anchovy and Onion Pizza)

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients for Dough:

  • 1 kilogram flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 grams yeast
  • small amount of warm water
  • salt


Ingredients for Topping:

  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 200 grams tuma cheese (or soft pecorino), diced
  • 80 grams piacentino cheese (or parmesan)
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 8 anchovies, salted and boned
  • 12 ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded and chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • basil, chopped



  • Dissolve the yeast in the water.
  • Make a soft dough with the flour, salt, and yeast. Leave it in a warm place to rise until it doubles in volume, and then add the olive oil.
  • Divide the dough into portions, place on a floured work surface and use fingers to flatten to about ½ inch thickness.
  • Top generously with tomatoes, tuma cheese, onion, garlic, and anchovies.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with the piacentino cheese, oregano, basil, and a little olive oil.
  • Decide on shape - traditional round pizza or twisted into knot (as shown in photo)
  • Bake in a hot oven (preferably stone, using a wooden pizza paddle) for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot. Buon Appetito!