Breakfast Egg and Cheese Slice or is it Pizza? Well that is a good question. I have wanted to create a breakfast pizza for some time. My goal was to use all the features that I like of a traditional pizza such as:
round thin crust
portability of pizza
ability to use multitude of toppings
ease of availability of items
marriage of crust, meat, cheese, vegetables and spices
Pizza has been around for years in a multitude of formats. The common thread is the marriage of crust, meat or without meat, cheese, spices, sauce and toppings. It is winning formula which is why it is so very popular. I certainly love to eat pizza but I must limit my intake. Otherwise I would have to work out so much that I would not have time to write.
I created the slice or pizza this morning based on ingredients within my casa. I knew I would get a bit of push-back from the Man because it was absent of meat. I also know that he needs to cut his meat intake. (It’s a process.)
To make the slice or pizza, I wanted to use the store-bought pie crust that is easily available, ready to use and requires least clean up. There are pros and cons to making fresh dough, crust or pastry. If you have the time and access, fresh is always better.
In lieu of sauce, I used a Costco Basil Pesto. I usually make my pesto and have on hand in the freezer. Sadly, my basil plants were destroyed with the last storm and my pesto went poof. If you have the time and access, fresh is always better.
The Egg and Cheese Pie went together well. I enjoyed the flaky crust of the pie crust. The egg held up well with the ingredients. My Man wondered why I didn’t add meat. (surprise)
He also thought the same dish but with pizza dough in lieu of pie crust would be better. I will have to make another version and do a taste test to see which is better. The entire slice or pizza that I made this morning is gone by the way.
Breakfast Egg and Cheese Slice or is it a pizza? I guess it depends on who you ask. It’s round and flat like a pizza. It blends dough, cheese and toppings like a pizza. It slices like a pizza. If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, is it duck?
I guess the pizza saga continues.
Shout out to Alexa for Mumford and Sons. (It’s a repeat but I am in a Mumford mood) Mumford and Sons is an English Rock Folk Band. I like their music soulful and upbeat. Not to mention, the singer is easy on the eyes. In 2017, they’re playing in Concert with U2. On their site, it lists the band playing at the Hangout Festival year.