Tapas Fried Dough Balls With Fiery Salsa

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Amanda in Aberdeen

Crunchy fried dough balls served with hot salsa a Tapas favorite, based on a recipe from "Spanish Tapas" by Silvana Franco. I think I could happily live on Tapas.

Top Review by zeytin

So tasty! will be making this again and again. Halved the recipe as there was only two of us eating. I didnt seive the sauce, just plonked it in the pan. Also didnt have red chillies so added some small green pepper and chilli powder instead. The dough balls turned out great. Thanks for putting this recipe on here!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour into a bowl. Stir in yeast and salt and make a well in the centre.
  2. Add parsley, garlic, olive oil and enough warm water to make a firm dough.
  3. Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Rub dough with a little of the oil, place into a clean bowl,cover with cling film and allow to sit 1 hour or until doubled.
  5. Meanwhile to make the salsa, combine chilies, onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped.
  6. Add tomatoes and olive oil,process until smooth.
  7. Sieve the mixture into a saucepan.Add sugar, salt and pepper to your taste preference and allow to gently simmer 15 minutes.
  9. Roll the dough into approximately 40 balls. Shallow fry in hot oil 4-5 minutes each until golden and crisp.
  10. Drain on kitchen roll and serve immediately with a bowl of fiery salsa.

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