Re: Pizza on an Open Grill
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 11:26:23 +0000
Hi, List, Stan asked this question and I thought I'd let you in on the
answer, since some of you may have the same question:
At 11:43 PM 6/3/98 -0500, >Stan Johnson wrote:
>Please help solve an argument. We cannot decide if the pizza is cooked on
>the cookie sheet or directly on the grill. Also what is the significance of
>turning the cookie sheet up side down?
Martha Stewart use a jelly roll sheet, which has an edge. If you put the
edge side down on the table the dough is easier to slide off of the pan. A
cookie sheet was only used to help with the oiling of the dough. The cookie
sheet is first oiled with the olive oil, then the dough is put on the
cookie sheet and spread out very thin, thus oiling the bottom of the dough
so it (1) won't stick to the cookie sheet and (2) so it won't burn as fast
The dough is then placed >directly< on the very hot grill. Lift one
edge to see if it is done (very very brown) on one side, then flip it and
add your toppings starting with the cheese first (so it is closest to the
Also she stressed using a charcoal grill, as a gas grill does not get hot
enough, and just dries out the dough, making it into a cracker.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Subject: Pizza on an Open Grill
> Saw this on Martha Stewart TV show. She, of course, used fancy cheeses
and herbs. Have fun with this, sounds really good. If it works, might be
fun on a campout.
>> Pizza on the Grill
>> (Do not use gas grill,use hot charcoal grill)
>> Frozen or fresh bread dough
>> Cheese and other Toppings
>> Extra light Olive oil
>> Pizza Sauce (or spaghetti sauce with extra basil)
>> Turn a cookie sheet upside down, oil with olive oil. Spread out hunk of
dough about the size of both fists. Spread it out, let it shrink in a
little, spread it again until it is thin. Oil top side, too.
>> Place dough on very hot grill, grill one side.
>> Flip dough over.
>> Layer Cheese first, then other toppings, then spoon over some
sauce (you are putting the cheese closest to the heat, and the other
ingredients go on backwards from a traditional pizza), sprinkle on
extra olive oil (helps to transfer heat evenly). Do not put on too much in
the way of toppings (too much and it drips off).
>> Grill until cheese is melted.
>> Pull off on to a wooden board to cut and serve.
Lorie McGraw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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