Pizza with all the toppings!

Years ago I watched Jamie Oliver make a pizza in a frying pan. The idea behind it was to mimic the heat intensity of a pizza oven by using the hob and grill to cook the top and bottom of the pizza at the same time. I have to say it does work, with a few tweaks anyway.

These are usually my Friday night treats, this one in particular was a huge treat given the amount of cheese I put on it! And for the health concious, I do have a healthier version I’ll add soon.

 

  • Ingredients
  • Method

Pizza dough - I'm no expert so follow this recipe

Pizza sauce

  • 1 tin plum tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves grated

Garlic butter

  • 1 dsp salted butter
  • 1 garlic cloves grated
  • 1tsp parsley

Pizza toppings

  • Mozarella
  • Gruyère
  • Emmental
  • Salami
  • Chorizo
  • Green olives
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Oregano

Pizza sauce

  1. Add all the sauce ingredients except the garlic to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes
  2. After 10, mash the plum tomatoes with a potato masher and add the garlic
  3. You now want to reduce ig all down to a really thick sauce to intensify the flavours - non stick saucepans really help with this

Pizza dough / assembly

  1. With your dough made, roll it out to just larger than your biggest frying pan
  2. Lightly oil your pan and drape the dough over it so the edges overlap. Pat the dough down so there are no gaps
  3. Add the sauce so it covers the entire base; get it right up to the edges!
  4. Next, roll the dough over the sauce, oh hello stuffed crust!
  5. Mix together the garlic butter ingredients and brush over the crust.
  6. Base assembly done, turn the hob onto a low heat and add all of your toppings, any order you like but personally I think they're called toppings for a reason...
  7. Low heat is key here so the dough can start to rise, so don't rush things.
  8. When the dough has a crispy base add the oregano and put the entire pan under the grill. I've tried taking the pizza out of the pan and grilling on a rack - it's worth a try for thicker bases.
  9. At this point sit in front of your oven and watch a lot of cheese melt, bubble, brown
  10. I love to go crazy with black pepper at this point and maybe even some fresh parmesan.