Gameday Eats: "Fork the Orange" pizza
Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010 22:10
I've never been to Syracuse before. Fortunately, one of my friends hails from the region. Apparently, those Yonkers like pizza. In the face of 6 feet of snow year-round, pizza, allegedly, warms the bones.
In the spirit of downing the Syracuse Orange for Homecoming, I bring to you "Fork the Orange Pizza." Trust me, this meaty, chunky pizza will require a fork to eat. With such a combination of meat and fresh vegetables, we'll sub out typical red sauce with a layer of healthier olive oil. Topped with orange slices for some citrus flavor, it's a treat you and yours will surely be talking about for days to come.
Cube chicken breasts and ham slices, sear separately and set aside. Crumble sausage, sear then set aside. Slice onions, mushrooms and pepper (half the pepper slices). Chop fresh garlic (first, crack the clove open with flat side of knife, and be careful), saute in teaspoon of olive oil until brown, but before burning. Slice the oranges with peel on, then cut out peel and dice into natural triangles.
Lay out pizza crust on a baking sheet (may want to spray Pam first). Spread 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil across the surface of crust with back of spoon, not with brush. Sprinkle in sauteed garlic, then begin adding toppings – meat first, then veggies. Top with cheese and scatter orange slices.
1 fresh pizza crust from grocer's deli
16 oz. sausage patties
16 oz. ham
2 chicken breasts
1 orange pepper
1/2 red onion
8 oz. mushrooms
2 whole tomatoes
1 clove fresh garlic
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil