In many other countries, hard boiled eggs are a common ingredient in almost any quick meal such as pizza, sandwiches, salads etc. In the States however, hard boiled eggs aren’t seen quite as much. This pizza was devised by myself and my brother after his recent return from Brazil and my trip to Paris where hard cooked eggs are used a lot. Bahian Pizza is the inspiration for this recipe and is named after a state in Brazil that is known for its vibrant culture, music and people. We combined forces and came up with this super satisfying pizza. Bon Apetit and Bon Apeite.
Fresh Packaged Pizza Dough (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
3/4 cup marinara Sauce
1 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
3 Sliced Hard Cooked Eggs
1 Large Yellow Onion – sliced in half moons
1/2 cup Soy Chorizo or Regular Chorizo
Sour Cream to dot on top
Take onion and saute it with olive oil until brown and caramelized. Set aside.
Sprinkle Flour on a clean surface and place pizza dough in the center. Flour your rolling pin and roll out pizza dough until round and thin. In the meantime, turn on oven to 400 degrees and place a pizza stone (if you have one) inside to get hot. If you don’t have a pizza stone a regular cookie sheet will do. Let the oven preheat for 10 minutes and then place your pizza dough on a pizza peel that has been spread with a layer of cornmeal (so that the pizza can slide easily onto the hot pizza stone). If at all possible you want to keep the pizza stone in the oven so that it stays hot and crisps up the pizza dough. Bake the pizza dough for 10 minutes until crispy. Remove pizza dough with the pizza peel (can be tricky but I recommend using tongs to help you get it back in the pizza peel). Top the pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sliced eggs and caramelized onions. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and getting slightly crisp and brown on top.
Remove from oven and let cool. Cut and serve with a small dollop of sour cream on each piece.
*Note. Why soy chorizo? If you get the right brand, its actually super tasty and I’m always looking for a way to cut down on meat if doesn’t mean cutting down on taste.