Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pan Fried Pizza + A Cookbook Giveaway!

Recipe from Dinner: A Love Story {see my cookbook review here}

I've made many different kinds of pizzas in my kitchen, but never with a cast iron skillet...until this week! If you are looking for a new spin on pizza you need to try pan fried pizza.

What you need:
::Medium size cast iron skillet
::Olive oil
::4 oz. ham or prosciutto (I bought already chopped up ham)
::1 16 oz. ball pizza dough (I did store bought to save time)
::1 cup Pizza Sauce
::1 8 oz. ball fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
::1 and 1/2 cups pineapple cubes
::4 or 5 fresh basil leaves (shredded)

What you do:
Start by chopping, shredding and slicing ingredients so you are prepped to go then go ahead and preheat the broiler.

Add a little olive oil to your cast iron skillet and fry up the chopped ham over medium-low heat until it is crispy. Set cooked ham aside.

Prepare your pizza dough then divide dough in half so you can cook up 2 pizzas. Roll each pizza dough half into circles the size of your cast iron skillet. The dough will be thick.

Heat the skillet to medium and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add half of the rolled out dough. Cook for 2-3 minutes until you see the dough start to bubble then flip it over. Add half your sauce, half the mozzarella, half of the ham and half of the pineapple. Cook for another 2 minutes until the bottom is cooked then stick the skillet in the broiler for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Remove skillet from oven and sprinkle fresh basil on top. Take pizza out of skillet and repeat with remaining ingredients. I loved the taste of this pizza and the thickness of the crust. Yum!
And now the exciting part...the author of Dinner: A Love Story, Jenny Rosenstrach, has generously offered to give away a copy of her amazing cookbook to one of YOU. Enter below to win!
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17 comments:

Anne said...

How fun... This pan fried pizza concept is quite intriguing. And I love her categorized "what to cook tonight" section - if I didn't already have something else planned, I'd want to try the quick miso-glazed salmon.

Betsy said...

I totally did a stove top pizza recipe a while ago. I was surprised how crisp it was! We haven't made one since but it's on our list to get to again. I love me some good cookbooks too great giveaway!!

Natalie said...

OooO! I'll have to give this a try!

lauren [lolloped] said...

I definitely need to try this for my pizza thursday ritual!

Betty said...

I've never thought about doing a pan pizza at home...but this looks delicious! And man oh man...I hope I win that cookbook! :)

Betty said...

Oh and I think I want to make the waffle iron grilled cheese (considering how much I love waffles I can't believe I haven't tried this). :)

New Wave Domesticity said...

Yum! I've been doing a lot of grilled pizza lately now that it is nice, but this sounds like the perfect option for that nice crispy pizza in the winter!

Becca Moss said...

YUM! That pizza looks heavenly, I would try it first!

Katie said...

Any of the pizzas or sides or starters sound pretty darn amazing. I am a big lover of food and so many of those sound delicious!

Imogen said...

Wow so amazing, I really really want some pizza right now!

Amanda said...

That's awesome! I love her idea of Sundae on a spoon... so cute!

Anne Hill said...

looks super yummy!

Mentor Mommy of 2 said...

I'll have to give this a try

Ashleigh said...

I love how super easy this looks :) I am gonna have to try it very soon!

itbritt said...

MMM. her Baked Sausages with Apples and Potatoes looks devine. I just ate, and yet... its making me hungry. I will definitely be trying it out.

Ashley R said...

Pan fried pizza!? I absolutely love this idea. Looks fantastic.

Melissa AmeliaLane said...

This is mine and my husband's favorite! Definitely on the dinner list for next week!!