A Game Day Breakfast

It’s the first game day of the season and we woke up with memories and images of our previous life in San Diego.  Sunday’s meant off to our favorite bar to watch the Chargers game. Breakfast Pizza went hand in hand with morning games.  Today felt no different, except that there are no Chargers bars in Santa Monica and we have not found a place that makes breakfast pizza.  Instead we set out to create our own with fantastic success! Maybe we should make another…?

Ingredients

  • pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/4 lb of prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 4 large eggs
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp minced chives
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 shallot, minced

Pizza Toppers

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 500F. Roll out pizza dough, about 1-1/2 or 2 inches beyond the size pizza pan you will use.  We prefer to cook ours on a metal perforated pizza pan.  Place rolled out dough centered on pan, begin to fold crust in until you work you way all the way around.

Pre-cook the crust for about 5 minutes before adding toppings.  Remove the crust from the oven and pop any large air pockets.  Add the shredded mozzarella, shallots, cracked eggs, salt and pepper.  Continue baking, rotating the pan half way through so that it cooks evenly, until crust is browned and egg whites are set, should take 10 – 12 minutes. About a minute before removing the pizza from the oven, top with prosciutto.

Remove the pizza from the oven and slide pizza out of cooking pan onto a cooling rack or cutting board.  Finish it off with shallots and scallions. Allow 5 minutes to cool be cutting or serving.  This step allows the crust to stay crisp while it cools and for the cheese to set.

Ta Da...Breakfast Pizza!

Serve and enjoy!  Our new game day tradition is born!

Yoke broken, time to eat!

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