Place of originItaly
Region or stateCalabria
Main ingredientsFlour, potatoes

A zippula (pl.: zippuli; Italian: zeppola or zeppola calabrese) is a fried dough made to a recipe from Calabria, Italy. A zippula is made with flour, water, yeast, boiled potatoes, and a pinch of salt.[1] There are many variations: often anchovies are added, but salt cod, stockfish, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or 'nduja may also be added.[2]

Though variations exist amongst some Calabrian families, the zippula dough is prepared with fresh parsley, formed into zippuli and deep-fried in a skillet.

They are traditional in the provinces of Reggio Calabria, Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia and Cosenza.

See also


  1. ^ "Zippuli recipe". Il Globo. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Zippuli - Traditional Appetizer From Calabria". TasteAtlas. Retrieved 25 February 2022.