A new Guinness World Records title for the Longest fried pizza (pizza fritta) was secured by 60 pizza makers in Naples, Italy at the Tuttopizzaa trade show.

The colossal fried pizza's length measured 7.15 m (23.46 ft) long - that's the same length as 40 hotdogs laid end to end!  


What went into the world's Longest fried pizza (pizza fritta)

  • 1,500 litres (330 galleons) of vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 123.5 kg (272.3 lb) of pizza dough
  • 40 kg (88.2 lb) of fiordilatte cheese 
  • 15 kg (33.1 lb) of ricotta cheese
  • 7 kg (15.4 lb) of peeled tomatoes 
  • 15 kg (33.1 lb) of ciccioli (pressed cakes of fatty pork) 
  • 0.5 kg (1.1 lb) basil 
  • 0.2 kg (0.4 lb) black pepper 
Guidelines for this record required that the pizza had to be prepared as one continuous piece, then submerged and deep fried whole.

In preparation for this event, a 7.5 m (224.6 ft) deep fryer was specially designed and constructed.  

The pizza makers (pizzaiuoli) involved in creating the pizza belong to the prestigious L'Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, or the Association of Neapolitan Pizza Makers (APN), which was created 20 years ago to protect and promote the profession of pizza makers. 

The APN worked in conjunction with Rossopomodoro, a pizza restaurant chain that originated in Naples, to achieve the title.  

Participating pizza makers worked in small coordinated teams to undertake the extraordinary feat. 

Lucia Sinigagliesi, the adjudicator responsible for awarding the record, was impressed by their teamwork and dedication. 

"I was impressed by the pride and passion that the pizza chefs of APN have shown through their work... there was no lack of determination and excellent teamwork, which made the achievement of the record possible."

Once the pizza was completed and had been confirmed by adjudicator Lucia, it was divided up and distributed to the onlooking crowd. 

Classic Neapolitan pizza has worldwide recognition, but Naples' fried pizza dish (also known as a pizza fritta) is less widely known. 

The fried pizza was created at the end of World War II, when the people of Naples looked for inexpensive ways to create pizza. 

It's for this reason the fried pizza is sometimes referred to as 'Pizza del Popolo', meaning poor sister of the baked pizza. 

By breaking this record, Rossopomodoro and the APN hope to promote the lesser known Neapolitan dish and its origins to the world. 

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