Thanksgiving dinner has been stuffed into a hot pocket of dough...literally.

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One of my top three favorite things on planet earth is an Original Tarantini Panzarotti. Now, you made have eaten a pizza turnover, or a half moon of dough filled with cheese, meats, and sauce, and then baked or fried. But none of those are technically a 'panzarotti'. Don't be fooled.

So, what IS a panzarotti?

The real thing is made is a special kind of dough that puckers and bubbles when frying, leaving a crispy golden shell housing mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. And, it's more the size of a big hamburger, not something that fills a giant pizza box. It's way more convenient to eat, you don't need a knife and fork (unless you want to cut it), and it's a reasonable portion.

I've been eating the OG Tarantini Panzarotti for as long as I can remember. There's nothing quite like it. But, I'm not about messing with what goes inside one. Even though Franco's Place on Haddon Ave. in Westmont fills them all kinds of ways, even Hawaiian style (yuck), I stick with cheese and sauce. So, I don't know if I'm willing to get behind their Gobbler Panzarotti. Inside the deep-fried pocket is, essentially, Thanksgiving dinner: Turkey, gravy, stuffing, and you can have it with or without cranberry sauce.

IT’S BACK!!!!! The Gobbler Panzarotti is back for a limited time. Turkey, gravy, stuffing, with or without cranberry...

Posted by Franco's Place on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Now, I'll admit this limited-time creation LOOKS amazing. I'm just not sure how it would TASTE.

I will say this though, getting a bunch of these would be a whole lot easier than cooking a whole Thanksgiving dinner.

SOURCES: Franco's Place/Facebook; francosplace.com

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