Pizza Montanara Starita (Fried Pizza With Marinara Sauce)

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Ingredients

⅓ cup olive oil, plus more

1 tsp. crushed red chile flakes

8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 28-oz. cans whole peeled tomatoes packed in purée, crushed by hand

3 sprigs basil, plus 16-20 leaves

Kosher salt, to taste

Canola oil, for frying

1 recipe Naples-style pizza dough

Fine semolina, for dusting

1 lb. smoked mozzarella, shredded

¼ cup grated pecorino romano