Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How bout some "Za" (man I hate when people call it that)

Man, its been awhile since my last post. I apologize that I haven't been on top of my blog. The fact is though, that when it comes to food, I just haven't been that inspired lately. It seems that as it gets warmer my attention is drawn outside and away from the kitchen, which I will admit, has been very nice.

So as I was thinking about what to write on next, I decided that I would tell you about one of my favorite things to make with the staff at work. Pizza.

Now typically if you wanted to make pizza from scratch you would have to make a dough and roll it out, and go through all of the work of making your crust from scratch. Now while I really do think that is the way to do it if you have time, sometimes you want pizza within 30 minutes and you don't want to make your own dough. And maybe the thought of eating Dominoes makes you gag, and all of the other good pizza places out there are a little more than you want to spend. Then this pizza is your solution.

First, I will say, this is a thin crust pizza. Of course, deep-dish pizza is my favorite, but I am no hater towards thin crust. And the way that this pizza is made, there is no option but thin.

Ok, take two tortillas. Yes two, and no I haven't switched the topic to tacos instead of pizza. On top of the first tortilla put a thin layer of mozzarella cheese. Lay the second tortilla on top of that one. Now top the pizza as you like. A little tomato/pizza sauce, some pepperoni, sausage, olives ANYTHING. Then finish it off with some more cheese.

Now this is where I might get a little crazy and this isn't for everyone. But here is where I put on a little BBQ sauce. Right on top of the cheese. Usually, I make is look like a spiral for artistic flair, it really gets the ladies. Then I also drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, or e.v.o.o for you Rachel Ray fans, but whatever. Also, feel free to season however you want with garlic salt or basil, italian seasoning, whatever your fancy.

Stick it in the oven at 350 and cook until the cheese is golden and you have a great made at home pizza. Perfect in about 30 minutes. And as a good family idea. Use 6 inch tortillas and let everyone make their own. The kids will love it, and they won't have to eat the stuff you like.

If you haven't ever done this and you try it, let me know how it goes. I think you will really enjoy it.

Also, I just thought of this. Lynsey (my wife) will put olive oil on a single tortilla then a layer of mozzarella and some garlic salt. This makes a good cheesy garlic "bread."


Jason and Lisa Jones said...

I can't wait to try this... Sounds so easy.

ragamuffinminister said...

I'm on a diet. Post some amazing healthy dishes so I don't feel like I'm cheating on my diet when I read your blog. :)

Lynsey Grant said...

Oh, Derek...I LOVE when you swirl the bbq sauce... it doesn't get any hotter than that.

liferecaptured said...

I had to do this twice to get it right ... using only two tortilla's was a little too thin for me. the second time I did a tortilla, some cheese, a 2nd tortilla, some cheese and a topping, a 3rd tortilla, and more cheese and another topping. this was MUCH better for me. thanks though - these are very easy to make.