Introduction: Frying Pan Pizza
Do you ever want pizza but don't have access to an oven? don't feel like going to get a pizza? Your oven makes scary sounds when you turn it on?
Then make a pizza in your frying pan (or a rocket stove or on the grill).
Start by making your favorite pizza dough recipe...now fry that(on both sides) so that you get some delicious fried disks like in the picture; don't go too crazy though because you'll be putting this back in the pan later, make sure at least one side is a bit soft..
( Extra tips: Use olive oil for frying if you want some extra flavor; rub a clove of garlic in the hot oil for some seconds before putting the dough-disk in the oil; roll the dough as thin as you can so you don't end up with any spots which are too doughy. )
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Step 1: Fry Your Toppings!
Cut the toppings you want and fry them too; the heat from the pan is only going to penetrate the dough enough to melt the cheese but not cook the toppings so that is why we're going to pre-cook them.
I caramelized an onion, added some zucchini slices, thyme, cayenne, paprika, some salt and a bit of tomato with EV-Olive oil.
Step 2: Meanwhile...
While your veggies are cooking, apply your chosen wet medium(pizza sauce, pesto, olive oil, hummus...) to the side of your fried pizza dough which has been cooked more.
This is the time I like to add the garlic so it's more powerful in the final product.
When your toppings have cooked apply them over the sauce and add cheese if you wish (I used a generous portion of parmigiano reggiano).
Step 3: Re-fry and Enjoy.
Fold your Frying Pan Pizza in half and re-fry both sides on medium heat until the cheese melts(if your using that kind of cheese) or until your insides are piping hot or until you just can't wait anymore.
When it's done it should look like a big, slobbery, smiling face - just like yours.