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Monday, February 27, 2012

Lots and lots of bacon

Welcome back from the weekend! I'm coming off an Academy Awards high - so sad to see awards season over, but so happy that now I have something to read about for the next week (like Angie's right leg!).

But I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here to talk about a non-Academy Awards recipe I tried this weekend.

It included bacon. Lots & lots of glorious bacon. And cheese, naturally. Oh! And pizza. And if you're thinking "we've all had bacon on our pizza before" -- you're both right and wrong. Have you ever had an over-easy egg on top of that bacon pizza?

No?

Because up to yesterday morning I hadn't. And now, I'm going to start insisting on eggs with all of my pizzas!

Enter Smitten Kitchen - one of my favorite food blogs - and her Breakfast Pizza. I made a few changes to her recipe: most notably, I tripled the bacon. And I sauteed onions in the bacon grease and added that in to. (Can't waste the bacon grease!)



We really ate this for brunch, and I'd suggest the same. Or you could just use less bacon to make it lighter, but then again, where's the fun in that?

Breakfast Pizza
(adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

Pizza dough for one, 12" pizza
12 strips bacon
1/2 c. grated Parmesan
2 cups grated mozzarella
4 eggs
pepper & salt
1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, coarsely minced
1 shallot, sliced
2 TBS parsley
2 TBS chives

The night before: Make your pizza dough & put in the refrigerator to keep until morning.

The morning of: Heat the oven to 500 degrees & put a baking stone inside to warm up. Take the dough out of the fridge to loosen up.

Slice the bacon & cook until crispy. Put on paper towels to drain, keeping the grease in the pan. Add the onions, garlic and shallot to the pan - cooking until translucent.

Roll the dough out on the counter - stretching to the appropriate size of the baking stone, using flour when necessary. Pull the stone out of the oven, and place the pizza dough on it. Put the cheese on the pizza, and then the bacon, and then the onion mixture. Crack the eggs on top of the pizza - season with salt & pepper.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden and the eggs are fully cooked. When done, top with parsley & chives. Serve with mimosas.



Hope you had a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Wow that recipe looks amazing!!! Will have to try when we have people coming over... definitely a good group brunch recipe!

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  2. Omg omg! Look at all that bacon! This might be a "breakfast" pizza that I'll actually try! Yummmmy!

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