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First Pizza

Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
edited 3:16PM in EggHead Forum
Have been itching to cook some pizza in my new egg. Decided to take the easy route and go with pre-made dough and sauce. Picked up some Mama Mary's extra thin crusts and "gourmet" sauce at HEB. For toppings I used:
-Yellow, red and orange bell peppers
-Vidalia onion
-Slice black olives
-Left over chicken and flank steak, marinated and grilled last week for fajitas (one beef and ond chicken pizza).
For spices I used a little Oregano, Basil and Fennel.

First pic just to show my Eggs new home.
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Loaded up with Lump. It will be nice when the Egg is a bit more seasoned.
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First time for the pizza stone and plate setter. decided to use the Eggs feet under the stone. Will experiment going forward, based on reading, not sure if this makes a difference.
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Decided on 550 and see what happens.
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Ready to go in.
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Lookin' good!
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First one out.
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Second... Done
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Both came out very well! BGE makes things easy! Will be experimenting a lot with pizza, but for the first time, these were great!
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Comments

  • EggscaperEggscaper Posts: 213
    Man - that looks good.

    Doug
    Dallas, GA
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,395
    You aced it!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,031
    Those look great! Your setup was right-on. You need those feet, else the bottom may burn before the top gets done. Another setup that works equally well is plate setter (legs up), grid on plate setter and pizza stone on grid! Those are pretty impressive results considering the "newness" of the egg!
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  • BananaChipzBananaChipz Posts: 207
    i'm so hungry looking at that
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  • BananaChipzBananaChipz Posts: 207
    i'm so hungry looking at that
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  • BananaChipzBananaChipz Posts: 207
    i found it works ok without the feet as well. not sure what i am doing different
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  • riverdawgriverdawg Posts: 6
    Looks awesome!! How long did you have the pies in for??
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  • riverdawgriverdawg Posts: 6
    Looks awesome!! How long did you have the pies in for??
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,031
    You can usually get away with that if you're only doing one pizza. The pizza stone takes a little longer to reach a stable temp. than the plate setter, so the length of time before putting the pizza in after the dome temp. gets to 500 or 550 is a factor.
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  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    wow!......... looks great!.... thanks rr
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  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 204
    What kind of crust is that?
    Yes, this is the biggest one they make.
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  • Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
    I cooked them for about 15 minutes. I checked them at 10 minutes first. I was trying to get the cheese to bubble, but it didn't quite get there. I think any longer the crust would have burnt.

    The crust was remarkably good considering they were pre-made things, hanging on the rack at the grocery store, Mama Mary's was the brand, might try the extra crisp variety, but these came out well.

    Next time I'll spread out the cheese so it is almost to the edge. I thought that it would run a bit as it melted, but it stayed in place. I used a whole 8oz bag of cheese on each 12" pizza.
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,336
    Great looking pizza. Scoot over to the food network Alex G has a really good pizza dough recipe.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • brisket30brisket30 Posts: 122
    Those pizza's look amazing, after the first time I cooked pizza I said, never again will I order a delivery.

    I have however cooked papa murphy's take n bake on the egg, like normal everythings better on the egg.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,141
    Austex_Egger wrote:
    I used a whole 8oz bag of cheese on each 12" pizza.
    I was wondering how much cheese you put on, that's a pile but melted, it looks delicious!

    Also a GREAT idea with the 3 feet, I was ready to toss mine but that's a clever idea.
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  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    Those look great. That is my next cook a pizza. I talked to the place I normally get my pizza from and he will sell me his medium pizza dough ball for a medium for $3. Once I get the cooking down I will work on the dough part. Good job
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,271
    Just invite all of over for the next one :woohoo:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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