You get these at a lot of bread and caffe bars in Italy all the time, for breakfast or a dessert or snack. They call them bombola's. There are even bigger ones called bomba's. At times they can be messy:)
Chicken Milanese: *These can be made into a sandwich or served sliced over pasta with a light drizzle of alfredo sauce over all. You can also top them with a fried egg and a drizzle of hollandaise sauce & shredded cheddar cheese.