Monday, October 19, 2009

Brick Oven Pizza

And the comfort food train continues.....

One of my favorite things about the Big Green Egg is its flexibility. Sure it is a great smoker and is fuel efficient. But it also is a spectacular grill and also a convection oven. That is what sold me on the BGE instead of a traditional offset smoker. When you set the Egg up in the convection oven configuration (plate setter legs down), it is the perfect "wood fired brick oven" for cooking pizza.

These pictures were taken tonight after our 10 y/o son's football game, so excuse the darkness. We ate at 9pm. In this picture, the "plate setter" is the three legged ceramic stand that the pizza stone is sitting upon. With everything preheated to 500f, I placed the pizza dough in for 3 minutes and then topped with a jar sauce and fresh chopped basil.

Then we added Canadian bacon, handfuls of fresh shredded Mozzarella cheese, and more basil and Canadian bacon. It's all about the layers! Don't you just love the glow of the natural wood charcoal burning below?

The high temps bouncing off of the ceramic cooker make quick work of the toppings. It only takes about 10 minutes to get from here.....

To here....

Plated pictures? Did I mention it was 9pm when we ate?

22 comments:

  1. Pizza looks fantastic! And I do love the glow of the coals.

    Thanks for using some Canadian bacon, we Canucks appretiate the food shout out.

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  2. *drooooool* Please adopt me?

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  3. This looks so good, epseically on these chilly nights. I bet it tasted over the top with the outside cooking influences!

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  4. Looks wonderful! The Green Egg is a great cooking medium- you prove it!

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  5. Yum, yum, yum. Now I am craving pizza at 8:45 am.

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  6. Well doesn't this look good. I am learning so much about those odd green eggs from reading your blog, plus everytime I walk into Ace Hardware and see them lined up, I think about you.

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  7. Wood fired pizza has always been a favorite of mine! I look delicious and it's great to know that the egg can be a convection oven also!
    Quick question, what lens are you photographing with?

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  8. My friend back in Texas, the one that bought the new grill by selling their grass post, they have that ceramic side of the grill that is suppose to make this...I want one, since there is not place that makes great brick oven pizza like what you have presented! Jealous...

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  9. Now the egg has officially done it ALL! Can you make ice cream in that thing? GREG

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  10. Nice pizza Chris, now, if you could, make some ice cream in the egg, puhleeeease.

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  11. Oh wow...I'm going to have to tell my Dad about this! If I tell him now, maybe he will have the process perfected by the time I make it back there to visit :)

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  12. That does it! I can't take it anymore! Please send listings to any homes for sale in your neighborhood! I'll bring the beer! :-)

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  13. Amazing! What a neat piece of equipment. Well two pieces actually, the Green egg & the pizza plate. But I particularly love the pizza plate. Very cool!

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  14. The BGE never ceases to amaze me:-) Great job on the pizza!

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  15. I want an Egg so bad! Maybe I should buy myself one for an early Christmas present. Your pizza looks amazing to. Can I buy one of those for Christmas too? :)

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  16. I seriously dream of winning the lottery and going right out any buying myself a Big Green Egg! The pizza looks incredible. Thanks for sharing and keep it up because if I can't have my own Big Green Egg then I will be happy watching you use yours!!

    Gin

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  17. I owuld say who needs plates anyway? Eat it right off the stone...it looks amazing. That BGE is pretty rockin'. :D

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  18. Dave was telling me about the versatility of the green egg. It certainly makes fabulous pizza!

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  19. Just name pizza, mozzarella and bacon and I'll begin to melt like the chewy cheese on this delight!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  20. That pizza looks wonderful. I tried to do pizza on the grill once but mine wasn't as successful as yours. Maybe your cute green egg thing is the solution.

    Sadly my basil outside died during our recent frost. Fortunately I had brought in a couple of pots and had them in the house. Seems summer was replaced by winter without my permission.....where was fall?
    Sam

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  21. What a great pizza! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. did you close the lid except for pictures, or did you keep it open the whole time? i would guess you'd have to keep it closed?

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