I have never considered myself to be a great cook, for a few reasons. First, my patience tends to run thin in the kitchen, and second, I prefer experimenting to recipe following. As a result, for several years I stuck to the basics for meals, but after moving to the city by the bay I became quite the foodie. Let's face it, with the amazing restaurants and local flavors the Bay Area has to offer how could you not.
|via SF Gate|
One of my favorite places & dishes to indulge in is Pizzeria Delfina's Purgitorio (not always on the menu, but always available). It boosts a spicy tomato sauce, freshly shaved slices of pecorino-romano cheese, and two farm fresh eggs cracked over the thin pie crust half way through its time in the oven. If you're a local (or visitor) this is a must eat, if you're not, well that sucks... Maybe give this a try.
Since I like to experiment, I decided to try a version of this for myself, and I must say I was very pleased with the end result.
Here's how things went down:
What I used:
Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara Sauce
Red pepper flakes
Fresh baby spinach
Freshly ground pepper
Fresh grated parmesan cheese
1. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees
2. Sauce on crust
3. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, spinach
4. Thinly slice four pieces of mozzarella and add to crust
5. Add ground pepper & parmesan cheese
6. Crack eggs over pizza
7. Bake for 10 min*
8. Add your choice of spices to taste (i.e. Red pepper flakes, parmesan)
8. Eat, enjoy!
* Egg white should be, well white and yoke will be runny
Although one of the eggs got slightly over cooked it was still delicious, and so simple! Now I'm only a few steps away from some great Yelp reviews!
Happy Thursday, All!
xx, Chef Chelsea