It was pie day earlier this week but, I’m just going to celebrate today, same week so it still counts… I’ve been thinking about pie day since real pie day on Monday because my dream was to make a savory pie (aka pizza) drink red wine and sit on my couch and watch my new favorite show, House. Yes I know it came out in 2004, but better late than never, yes?
I think if you’re from California there’s this preconceived notion that thin crust is the way to go, and for the most part, yes, always especially with the introduction of restaurants like Mod Pizza and Pieology, thin crust with all the toppings you heart desires is amazing.
That said, when you see a photo of deep-dish pizza you can’t help but be intreagued, which is why today is all about deep dish.
Pizza dough – I just bought some from Trader Joe’s but if you’re feeling incredibly productive, go ahead and make some
Mozzarella – no point in skimping, if you’re going to skimp don’t make this just eat a salad
Red Sauce – One can tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, dry Italian herb mixture
- In a sauce pan add some EVOO, once hot dump chopped garlic, saute and then add in tomatoes, simmer with herbs and then add basil last – let sit so that the flavors can come together
Toppings of your choice – be adventurous and think of all the things that Mod offers
- Lightly oil your pizza pan – to avoid sticking of any kind, preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Roll out the dough, and place in pan
- Brush the bottom of the pie with some olive oil, and then place cheese
- Add in toppings
- Cover with sauce
- Sprinkle top of pie with parmesan
- Open up a bottle of wine and pour yourself a glass because the pizza is going to be in the oven for 20 minutes at 450, and then broiling for about 5-7 minutes because broiling makes any baked dish so much better plus you’ve got time to finish that glass
- ENJOY (with another glass)