Saturday, February 11, 2012

Skillet pizza

Did you know you can make pizza on the stovetop, in a cast-iron skillet?

This is news to me, too. Glorious news! Now, as long as you have some pizza dough handy, you can make a personal-size pizza in minutes, without pizza stones or hot ovens or shaping dough.

Warning: you will have to watch the dough while it's cooking in the hot pan. It's VERY easy for it to blacken and burn. Although, my first effort burned twice (once on each side), and it was still tasty. So it's not the end of the world if it does burn.

Get a cast-iron skillet hot, over medium heat, and sprinkle some cornmeal in it. Lay a round of pizza dough in the bottom (you won't need much). Cook, shaking occasionally, over medium-low heat until the dough is crispy and golden. If it starts to burn/scorch, flip it over.

Then add toppings. I added cooked bacon, clams, some mustard greens, and parmesan. Let cook another few minutes, until the cheese is melted, and then just slide the finished product onto a plate and eat.

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