Aug 20, 2010

Sunny Side Up Pizza

Sunny Side Up Pizza

One more for the road! The last part of the DYI pizza kit postings. All good things come to an end, right?

I think I spotted the idea for this breakfast pizza at Food Network some time ago. I simplified things—I remember the original recipe being slightly more complex. With all the pizza dough I whipped up lately, this was good a time as any to give it a go. In all honesty, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. It hit all the right spots for me.


The crunchy crust against the creamy melted cheese, the slight tangy tomatoes and salty bacon were phenomenal together. Real comfort food. The showstopper was definitely the soft and slightly runny egg yolk—it brought everything together.

This one’s for your lazy Sunday brunch!

Ingredients:

pizza dough
pizza spice
black pepper
1 medium tomato
grated cheddar
few bacon slices
1 medium egg
fresh basil


Directions:

Preheat your oven or BGE to 450F (225C). When using a pizza stone in your oven make sure to heat it at this temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Slice the tomato. Don’t make the slices too thick or the pizza will get all soggy. Pizza soup ain’t pretty.
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Technically you could leave the bacon slices whole, but I opted to cut each slice in three.
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Grate as much or as little cheddar as you like.
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Shape your pizza dough and create a rim with the tomatoes.
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Crack some black pepper on top of the tomatoes.
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Gently push the dough in the middle so it will function as an egg holder. Sprinkle the cheese all over the tomatoes and finish it with a generous amount of pizza spice.
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Place the bacon on top.
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I put mine on the baking stone. Bake the pizza for 3 minutes.
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Then break the egg into the middle. It kinda looked like a butterfly.
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Bake the pizza for another 8 to 10 minutes until the crust is crunchy and the egg is set. A total baking time of 12 minutes was the exact right time for me to still keep the yolk runny. Garnish with torn up fresh basil.

 
In spite of my reluctance to eat pizza for breakfast, it turned out to be so good that I’ll definitely make it again. This is comfort food deluxe!
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And this is my favorite part. My mindless self indulgance. Tear off a piece of the crust…
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…and greedily dip it in the runny egg yolk! I’ve earned it!
Sunny Side Up Pizza

Sunny Side Up Pizza
Ingredients
    pizza dough
    pizza spice
    black pepper
    1 medium tomato
    grated cheddar
    few bacon slices
    fresh basil
    1 medium egg
Directions
    Preheat your oven or BGE to 450F (225C). When using a pizza stone in your oven make sure to heat it at this temperature for at least 30 minutes!

    Shape the pizza using the dough recipe in my site. Thinly slice the tomato, cut the bacon slices in three and grate as much cheddar as you like. Create a rim with the tomatoes. Gently push the dough in the middle so it will function as an egg holder. Crack black pepper on top of the tomatoes, sprinkle the grated cheese over them as well and finish with a generous amount of pizza spice. Put the bacon on top.

    Bake the pizza for 3 minutes, then break the egg into the middle. Bake the pizza for another 8 to 10 minutes until the crust is crunchy and the egg is set. A total baking time of 12 minutes was the exact right time for me to still keep the yolk runny. Garnish with torn up fresh basil.
Meal type: breakfast
Servings: 1 pizza
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    7 Comments »

    1. 1

      Oh yummy. My husband won’t eat the tomatoes, but maybe I could find an alternative and still use the rest of the ingredients.

      Amanda on Aug 20, 2010 @ 9:44 am Reply
    2. 2

      Hi!

      I love making pizzas like that at home =) , in fact even in restaurants I always order pizza with a cracked egg on top, it’s just delicious. The catch is only when the pizza comes overcooked and the egg yolk is no longer liquid but intead it’s completely cooked. (you can’t have it all =P )

      Pitadas & Colheradas on Aug 20, 2010 @ 11:41 am Reply
    3. 3

      Love it! And the dipping of the crust into the yolk? Genius.

      Marisa on Aug 20, 2010 @ 7:29 pm Reply
    4. 4

      I am a very firm pepperoni/sausage/canadian bacon pizza only girl Which is weird, cuz I’m a foodie and will try almost anything. But, pizza for me is a comfort food, and when I eat it, I eat it because I want that combo on it. Anyway, my point I’m slowly winding around to is that this looks awesome. I shall have to try it sometime!

      naomig on Aug 21, 2010 @ 1:52 am Reply
    5. 5

      Another winner. Not sure which one I’ll make first.

      Allison on Aug 21, 2010 @ 10:38 am Reply
    6. 6

      Looks so delicious! I must try it immediately.

      Kristina on Aug 25, 2010 @ 5:38 pm Reply
    7. 7

      it’s really delicious i tried it!!… i really like this..

      eco on Nov 18, 2010 @ 3:25 pm Reply

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