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Why You Should Put Eggs on Your Pizza

This creative brunch twist is a definite crowd-pleaser. Feel free to fry the eggs in a skillet and add to the just-cooked pizza. Don't worry about shaping a perfectly round pie—embrace the free-form look. Cheesy <a target="_blank"></a> - Photo: Melina Hammer
This creative brunch twist is a definite crowd-pleaser. Feel free to fry the eggs in a skillet and add to the just-cooked pizza. Don't worry about shaping a perfectly round pie—embrace the free-form look. Cheesy Photo: Melina Hammer

A technique for topping your pizza that'll make it that much better.

Pizza is the culinary definition of versatility—you can personalize it as much or as little as you’d like, and still, whatever you choose is what you choose. But there’s an ingredient that you’ve been missing on your pizza that will take it to the next level.

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Eggs. Not only do eggs on your pizza justify pizza for breakfast, but they add a creamy, rich layer to the cheese that is working to offset the tangy acidic bite of pizza sauce—not to mention that perfect chewy-runny combo that comes from bread eaten with a runny egg. I know it might sound odd at first, but try it once and you’ll be trying it over and over again.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. After stretching your pizza dough to the desired size, place the crust on a pizza stone sprinkled with cornmeal (be sure to make a semi-thick crust around the edge of the pizza when shaping the dough).
  2. Spoon and spread your favorite pizza sauce across the surface, and add your toppings of choice.
  3. Without the eggs, place your pizza in a 500°F oven for 8 minutes.
  4. Pull the pizza out of the oven, and crack several eggs directly onto the surface of the pizza. (If you’ve made a personal pizza, one egg is just the right amount.) Return the pizza to the oven until the crust is golden brown, the cheese is melted, and the whites of the eggs have set, about 7 minutes.

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