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Pizza Without Stone for Egg

AZ TravelerAZ Traveler Posts: 664
edited 2:22PM in EggHead Forum
I'm waiting on my pizza stone to arrive after mine broke the other night. I made a pizza tonight without a stone tonight and it was bad.
Here it is in progress:[p]IMG_0561.jpg[p]Here it is before going on the egg:[p]IMG_0563.jpg[p]Here it is after it came off the egg:[p]IMG_0564.jpg[p]Not a very crispy crust. Does anyone have some good tips for cooking one on the egg without a stone?
Enjoy, AZ


  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    AZ Traveler,
    You can cook it directly on a grid. I've not done it so I can't give you specifics, but you flop the raw dough down on the grid and cook one side. Then you flip it and add the toppings. Maybe someone can chime in with details. I've seen/heard this on food TV several times.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • AZ TravelerAZ Traveler Posts: 664
    The Naked Whiz,
    Thanks, that would make it crisper than the way I did it tonight. AZ

  • AZ Traveler,
    You can cook it directly on the platesetter.

  • AZ Traveler, wasn't done ! Good NY style pizza (which is what you have there) , when done in Brooklyn (the good stuff) is black on the edges ... My best results ... roll out dough / assemble pizza on parchment paper ...Egg ... platesetter with pizza stone on the little egg feet but you can do right on the platesetter .... get egg to nuke temps ... really nukin ... open (burp yes) slide pizza w/ parchment on platesetter/pizza stone .. close egg ... in a few minutes open egg / burp / etc. and pizza will be 1/2 done already, try to sneak out the parchment ... not too hard usually, close egg and check every minute ..lift up pizza and crust needs to be tan/brown/golden all the way accross the pizza ..ignore the top of the pizza that might be getting really melted / charred but it's really good that way. Total ET 4 to 7 minutes at nuke temps. To get to temp. I usually just open the egg up wide , no top , bottom no screen and let it rock ... they cook it on coal in Brooklyn at the really good place so temp as high as possible. Try again, the Egg really does the pizza thing great! Oh yea .. put platesetter/pizzastone in there to warm up (to 500 at least) for at least 15 minutes ..otherwise your "first " pizza of the "session" will not be so good . Enjoy. breakfast none to man. Egg pizza for breakfast next day, directly from the fridge.

  • AZ Traveler,
    In a pinch, you could substitute a ceramic tile from one
    of the Big Box stores. It's cheap and may not stay in one
    piece very long, but it will work. Just a thought.

  • AZ TravelerAZ Traveler Posts: 664
    I thought about doing that but I would had to nuke my platesetter for about an hour to clean it up some.
    Sure missed my pizza stone. Thanks, AZ

  • AZ TravelerAZ Traveler Posts: 664
    I think you are right about not being done. Should have my new stone in a couple of days. I will try your suggestions on my next pie. Thanks for the input. AZ

  • AZ TravelerAZ Traveler Posts: 664
    Now that you mention it, I have a few leftover in my shed.
    Never thought of it. Good idea, thanks, AZ

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