Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wood Fired Pizza

It is only 34f outside tonight but I couldn't bring myself to make pizzas in the oven. They are just so much better cooked in my "brick oven". You can't beat pizza done in a ceramic cooker with natural hardwood lump charcoal.

I fired the Big Green Egg up to 500f and did one for the boys with mini-pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and mushrooms.

Then Alexis and I made one for us with Italian sausage, Canadian Bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms, yellow bell peppers, garlic, and thin sliced onions.

It was just a quickie dinner tonight but it was damn awesome, some of the best pizza I've ever put in my mouth. But I say that every time I eat pizza from the Egg.

32 comments:

  1. I WOOD like to come to your house to eat.

    Okay that is really my best attempt at a pun. You have mad skills with that. Really.

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  2. It is posts like this Chris, that make me want to splurge and buy and egg. I am super jealous. That pizza looks amazing! If you feel like buying a new egg, I can take the old one off your hands. It is no problem.

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  3. I don't have an egg, but refuse to cook pizza in the house since getting Bubba Ho-Keg for all the reasons you state above. Great looking pies!

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  4. I can only imagine how delicious pizza cooked like that is . . . beautiful post!

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  5. Hot dang that looks DElish!

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  6. Incredible just lovely. Great looking pies. So very yummy. Love pizzas over lump.

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  7. Both the pizzas look gorgeous and I bet the crust is out of this world! I love making pizza at home, so much better than take-out. I like that you can dream up all kinds of toppings and use up whatever you have on hand to. Great job.

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  8. I agree - I don't have an egg but it's hard to beat pizza on the grill and the extra flavors it imparts. Your's look outstanding. Snow skiing got me over cold weather concerns. If I was willing to take a 15 minutes ride on an open chair in zero degree weather and blowing snow, I should be willing to do about anything.:)

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  9. One day I am going to build me a brick oven, even if its a trailer with red-neck bricks super glued together and held up by six packs of the cheapest beer on each corner!

    I love brick oven pizza, thin crust, easy cheese, and I will take any toppings you can fit on top

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  10. Have I told you that I loooove smoked pizza? LOL I'm so weird :)

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  11. Chris, that pizza looks amazing! Yum!

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  12. Looks so good! I love pizza and this looks fantastic!!

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  13. You have a brick oven! Man, I think you should make pizzas every night.

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  14. Looks great! I haven't done much baking since this whole gluten-free thing started. The GF crusts aren't the greatest. But I might have to give them a try on the Egg.

    Do you preheat your stone?

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  15. I didn't even know mini pepperonis existed...amazing! That's a perfect size too.

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  16. It looks excellent Chris, nothing beats a great pizza! I have always dreamed of having my own pizza oven, who knew I just needed to get an egg :-)

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  17. O.M.G. That looks awesome and now I'm hungry.

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  18. Do you have a round cast iron pizza pan??

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  19. Pizza looks great. Do you have to worry about your green egg cracking when the weather gets close to freezing like that?

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  20. One of my favorites! We have been playing around with grilled pizzas also.

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  21. Wow, Chris. Looks great. I haven't tried pizza on my Egg yet. This is good inspiration.

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  22. Best looking pizza - it looks professional.

    Question though: what kind of sauce did you use (home made? store bought? mix?)

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  23. Another post with a fired pizza. This is the 2nd one today, so there must be pizza on the brain. Yum!

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  24. I've been thinking about getting an egg for a while now...but I have NO CLUE as to what to do with it! I thought I could only roast weenies on it! Do you use charcoal brickettes (or whatever they're called) and liquid-squirt-on-lighter-fluid? My dad had a grill when I was growing up and that's how he started everything - but it takes so long for the brickettes to turn "ashen" and how do you manage the heat?!?! Does the egg come with instructions for remedial minds? Your pizza may just have sold me on the egg! xo, Nan

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  25. That pizza looks fabulous! The crust looks perfect! Great photos, great post. I might just come to Tenessee if you promise to Egg me up one of these!

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  26. It's 34 degrees out and you choose to cook outside in your underwear! OK, I probably (maybe??) made the underwear part up, because I wanted to find a dramatic way to say... man you must of been cold. GREG

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  27. That brick oven baked pizza looks damn awesome! Oh, what I would do for a brick oven... I am green with envy.

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  28. I'll take a slice of both please.

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  29. That. looks. AMAZING! I am seriously drooling....on my computer! I must stop before I make it short-out! LOL Definitely going to need to try this!!!!
    ~Amanda

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