Make your own pizza. Whether you make it for a Super Bowl party or on a busy weeknight, you can have it ready faster than the delivery guy will arrive. The longest this sweet and salty Bacon and Caramelized Pizza will take you to get on the table is about 35 minutes, but you can cut that to about 20 with this great trick. Whenever we caramelize onions, we make a double batch and freeze the extra. Caramelized onions are like butter and bacon– they just make everything else taste so much better. We freeze them in flat “sheets” inside freezer bags so they thaw in just 15 minutes.
Also, you don’t have to make your own dough to make a really good pizza. Buy a bag of dough at your supermarket (it is usually sold in the dairy section, next to all those tubes of biscuit dough, and is often available both as regular and whole wheat) or go to your local pizzeria and ask them to sell you one pound. They will, and it is very inexpensive and freshly made. Score.
Last week when Farberware hired us to create a pizza for their pan, we experienced the advantage of having a crisper pan with holes in it: those holes let the steam escape as the pizza cooks, which leads to a crisp, but not burned, crust. As much as we love the crust we get by using a pizza stone, we don’t always want to lug it out and heat it up. (Yes, we pros get lazy, too.) The other night we got back late from a meeting, we were hungry, and we had some dough on hand. Ebo pulled out our new crisper pan and whipped together the pizza below.
Click here for the recipe (shown below) of the Whole Wheat White Pizza with Skillet Melted Grape Tomatoes we created for Farberware.