We hope everyone’s enjoying the first few days of summer. For us, the weather heating up means one thing - the EGG’s gonna be busy! Whether you’re making stuffed burgers
for a backyard grill out, some brats
before a baseball game or searing a steak
for dinner on the patio, we hope you’re doing it with full flavor and having fun all the while!
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My wife works late on Tuesday nights, so I usually eat leftovers or grab some fast food. Occasionally, I'll call a neighborhood pizza place just four blocks away for delivery of pizza. I've been intimidated about all the posts on the forum about doing pizza on the egg, but tonight was my night to try it. [p]I've known the owners of the pizza place for years, a husband and wife team, even before they gave up their day jobs to opened their own business. I stopped in earlier tonight, ordered my favorite pizza uncooked, and the wife told me they've stopped selling uncooked pizzas. She said their dough is frozen and that they have found that by the time people get the uncooked pizzas home they have all kinds of problems getting the pizzas into their ovens (she's a stickler for quality control). I told her I wanted to cook it in my egg (her eyes seemed to glaze as I explained the wonders of ceramic cooking) and that I was going to put the pizza on a pizza screen and put it into the egg. She agreed that I if I brought the screen in, she would put the uncooked pizza on the screen. A quick trip home and back, my 12" pizza on my 14" screen, I was ready. I put the pizza in the freezer and fired up my egg.[p]I brought the egg up to 450*, put in the platesetter and pizza stone, and settled the egg at 550*. Here's a picture of the pizza waiting to go in (notice the non-electric Guru hanging on the left side of the egg -it works very well):[p][p]I dropped in a fist full of apple chips and put in the pizza. Eight minutes later, I rotated the screen and left it on for about four more minutes. Here it is after about twelve minutes:[p][p]The crust seemed to be crisp, the toppings looked done, and I took it off:[p][p]Wow! I've never eaten a fire roasted pizza before, but the added flavor of the fire and the hint of smoke made this the best pizza I've ever eaten. While I was eating it, I was tempted to save a piece and run it over to the pizza place; but there was only one piece left - for my wife when she gets home. Next time, I'll ask the owners to make up a pizza for themselves, and I'll cook it for them.[p]For those who have been as hesitant as I have been, try it. You'll like it.[p]Paul[p][p]