The 30 Day Grilled Cheese Challenge: Day 5, "The Grilled Cheezza"
by Mike Hsu,posted Apr 6 2012 9:09AM
I was going to go with something lighter after surviving the "Fat Guy From Rye" but when got home last night The Wife was making pizza so I went with the materials I had at the ready. "The Grilled Cheezza" is pretty much a Calzone but the ingredients aren't fully enclosed in dough. Much like the Grilled Cheese, Pizza is can be twisted and mutated into various forms for personal taste.
I rolled out two small pieces of Basil Pizza Dough and spread Olive Oil on each before baking them for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. After pulling them out of the oven I immediately put a thin spread of Pizza Sauce and a handful of Mozzarella. Then, just like a Pizza, I added Pepperoni, Onions, Mushrooms and more Mozzarella. I then used my Grill Pan to melt it down and mark each side. I loved the outer layer crunchiness of the Basil Pizza Dough. You have to let it cool for a little first or the gooey innards will squeeze out the sides. I applied the "Cold Pizza" theory and save half for Breakfast the next day and was very pleased.
Of course I had to use my Starship Enterprise Pizza Cutter to slice it. I'm on a 30 Day Mission to explore strange new Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. "Damn it Jim! I'm a Fat Ass!"
If you have any recipe suggestions for this Odyssey of Colon Clogging leave them in the comments section below. I've been getting some good ones and if I live long enough I will hopefully try them all.