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Chicago deep dish

SaturdayFatterdaySaturdayFatterday Posts: 467
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum
Finally broke out the recipe @Carolina Q has shared for Chicago-style crust.  First attempt was a sausage, onion, black olive, spinach, and pepperoni pie.  Did it at 500* in a cast-iron skillet, elevated a few inches above a PS, legs down.  Took about 30 minutes, turned and foiled (because the top was charring a bit - might be because we used a sprinkling of mozzarella on top instead of the traditional parmesan/romano) halfway through.

Now, pics:



The crust turned out perfectly; these pictures don't do it justice.  It was a perfect golden brown on the bottom.

My wife and I can vouch that this crust is pretty much identical to Lou Malnati's or Gino's East.  Thanks again, @Carolina Q!

[Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.


  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,582
    That looks great SF. I love Lou's and Gino's.

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,894
    Awesome pie!! So glad you liked it! 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
  • It was GREAT.  Thanks again for the recipe, and sorry it took so long for us to make it.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 852
    Holly cow that looks Gooood!
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    Lou's and Gino's are for tourist; Giordano's is where it's at :)
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 912
    I am a tourist, but I love all three of those options. 

    Our looks GREAT! Do you guys mind posting recipe (again)?

    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,580
    Turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,479
    And now I'm hungry again, think I'll have another beer instead and call it a night.  Damn that's a good looking pie.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • @ShadowNick:  Edwardo's was always my wife's favorite, but their crust is a little different.  And Giordano's is awesome.

    Thanks, everybody!  Might do this one again as soon as Sunday.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,188
    Gotta agree.  When in Chicago, Eduardo's and Pequod's are my go to spots.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
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