July 12, 2016
Breakfast, Pizza, Pork,
Dairy, Eggs, Portuguese, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Brunch, Entertaining, Oven Bake, Skillet, Stove Top, Spicy more
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"Found @ portuguesedinerdotcom (aka Tia Maria's Blog for the Portuguese Foodie). Maria Dias is the co-author of TASTE PORTUGAL, 101 EASY PORTUGUESE RECIPES (Volume 1). Given that the Azorean Islands can boast about their thriving cheese production industry, I was surprised to note that this recipe uses shredded Cheddar cheese. In fact, after a careful search I found that nearly all of Maria's recipes w/cheese as an ingredient call for the Cheddar variety or "your favorite cheese". Maria describes her husband as a "chorizo-loving pizzaholic" so it's no surprise that this recipe would be among his favorites. Altho meant to be a breakfast pizza, I think this would also be an excellent 4-person starter course. (Times were not included & were estimated by me) ENJOY!"
Preheat oven to 425F.
Spread out pizza dough into a thin desired shape on a baking sheet that has been dusted w/flour & a little course corn meal.
In a sml skillet, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil & saute the onions & garlic for about 2 min on med-heat.
Add the sliced chorizo & let it brown for a few minutes. Set aside to cool.
When cooled, spread the chorizo mixture evenly on the dough. Sprinkle w/the basil & shredded cheese.
Break the eggs gently & place them evenly spaced on top of the dough. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the eggs & chorizo.
Top w/fresh cracked pepper. Cook for about 15-20 min until the dough is golden brown & serve immediately.
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Great pizza. We can get deli sliced chorizo, and that worked well (though we did use quite a bit more than called for, basically covered the whole surface of the dough, with a little overlapping). The chorizo gave it a wonderful flavor! Since I am more of a cooked egg gal, we crumbled scrambled eggs over the pizza afterward, instead of putting the raw egg on before baking it, and we really liked how that came out. All the ingredients combined well together in this, and the basil was a nice added touch.