Recipe: Pizza Over Easy

  • Updated: April 24, 2013 - 2:23 PM

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Makes 2 (10-inch) pizzas serving 4 to 6.

Note: Recipe from “Breakfast for Dinner.”

4 oz. baby arugula, plus more for topping

• 2/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil

• 1/2 c. shelled pistachios

• 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

• 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• Freshly ground pepper

2 balls (9 to 10 oz. each) pizza dough, store-bought

• Cornmeal or semolina flour

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated or thinly sliced, about 1 c., divided

• 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan

• 2 eggs, divided


Place a pizza stone (or baking sheet) on the middle rack in the oven. Heat oven to 500 degrees. For the pesto, place arugula, oil, pistachios, garlic and red pepper flakes in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Season with the salt and pepper to taste.

Roll or stretch dough into disks, about 10 inches in diameter, on a lightly floured surface. Generously dust a pizza peel or the underside of a cookie sheet with cornmeal or semolina. Lay 1 dough disk on top. Spread half the pesto over the dough; sprinkle with half the cheeses. Crack 1 egg in the center.

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