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Chicago Deep Dish

Last night my wife said she wanted something different for her birthday dinner.  I'm experienced with NY style...San Marzano, Caputo flour, cold dough rise, raised stone.  She asked for Chicago style which as a north easterner is hard for me to consider pizza.   So I gave it a shot.  I used the book Pizza by Diane Morgan, which is a great resource.  This sausage and garlic pie was cooked at 450ish in cast iron.  I layered mozz, sausage, garlic, mozz, (cooked) sauce, then parm.  It worked well.  Even if it isn't really pizza.

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  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 527
    Looks good.
    Edina, MN

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,647
    Looks good to me.  I prefer chicago deep dish to the NY style.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    wow that looks tasty. i learned a few things from vaidailia 1. he has a awesome crust recepie. he also taught me to make a deep dish in a spring form pan it has made life alot more easier when getting the pizza out of the pan. just a couple tips for ya use them if you want to. it is about time to make deep dish again i have been getting the ny style down. i been doing a pretty good job of it :-bd  if i dont say so myself!!

    happy eggin


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,799
    CI on the stone?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,146
    Wow, looks great whatever you want to call it. So, do you cook the sausage first?

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  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 287
    It looks okay but the crust is way to thick. It seems you used to much dough for making the crust. Griffin yes you do cook the sausage first as it will not cook completely in the pie.
    I myself prefer the Stuffed Pizza served at Giordanno's in Chicago over the standard deep dish. I really need to make one if only had the time.
  • ZookerZooker Posts: 17
    Yes, crust was too thick - especially on the side.  With all of that extra dough I should have tried a stuffed.  All in all a fun experience.  The dough was easy to work with and shape.  

    Instead of the raw tomatoes, basil and garlic that I use for Neapolitan, this called for a low simmering sauce that was nice and thick.  I used two mild italian sausages which were sautéed ahead of time.  I did a second pie that was filled with green pepper, baby bello's and onion.

    It might have been a risk to experiment with something new for the wife's bday dinner, but everyone was happy with the result.
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