Thursday, April 28, 2011

Breakfast Pizza

Everyone knows that cold, leftover pizza is the breakfast of choice for many 20-year-old college students, but what adult in their right minds would actually MAKE pizza for breakfast? Really, it's absurd.

Oh, right... WE have made pizza for breakfast... and possibly crossed whatever line separates merely liking pizza from being thoroughly obsessed.

It was so good there weren't even leftovers for lunch.
  1. Par-baked whole wheat crust (it's important to have fiber at breakfast, you know...)
  2. Drizzle of olive oil
  3. Yukon gold potatoes, sliced paper-thin, spread in a single layer over the crust
  4. Generous dusting of old bay seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder, along with a pinch of celery seed and black pepper
  5. Grated mozarella and a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan
  6. Breakfast meat of choice, sliced and browned in a skillet ahead of time - we used chicken sausage, but pork sausage or ham or bacon would also be deeeelicious
Assemble all of those items and slide the pizza onto the stone in the preheated oven. Once it's in place, crack raw eggs (approximately one per slice) on the top of the pizza. Bake at 450 F for at least 11 minutes. The crust will get a little darker than usual, but the potatoes and eggs need the extra time.

If it doesn't seem like the egg whites are cooking enough, try gently covering the pizza with aluminum foil to trap some steam and help the top cook. The whites should be gelatinous, not runny, and the yolks will be a lovely over-easy. It's everything you've ever wanted for breakfast in one dish.


  1. This is great guys! I crushed some garlic into the olive oil which was fantastic. Also - I didn't have enough eggs so I scrambled them and poured it on top. Amazing! I kind of puffed like a souffle and was delicious. Highly recommend the scrambled egg topping! This will be made at least monthly around here. Thanks!