Grilled Pizzetas

Eeasy Food Recipes and Cooking - Grilled Pizzetas

Grilled Pizzetas

Makes 6 mini crusts
1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
½ teaspoon sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more  for dusting
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

5 to 6 Fresno chile peppers, roughly chopped
1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
8 ounces parmigianoreggiano cheese, shaved with a peeler
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
6 large eggs (optional)
2 cups baby arugula

2 plum tomatoes, diced
¼ cup pitted gaeta olives, sliced
2 tablespoons capers, drained
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
Extra -virgin olive oil, for drizzling
8 ounces taleggio cheese, chopped Chop ped chives, for topping

Make the dough
Fill a liquid measuring cup or small bowl with ½ cup warm (not hot) water. Add the yeast and sugar and stir  with a fork; let sit 15 minutes. The top of the water will bubble and it will smell very yeasty-this is what you  want!

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the olive oil and  the yeast mixture.

Using a fork, gradually stir the flour into the yeast mixture until mostly combined, then mix with your hands to  bring the dough together. Turn out onto a clean surface.

Knead the dough until smooth, dusting with flour as needed. Lightly oil a bowl; add the dough, cover with  plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Prep the toppings
For prosciutto-arugula pizzas, make the chile oil: Bring the chiles and olive oil to a simmer; remove from the  heat and let steep 1 hour. (This makes extra oil; store in a sealed container for up to 1 week.)

For puttanesca pizzas, make the topping: Mix the tomatoes, olives, capers and red pepper flakes in a bowl; add salt and drizzle with olive oil.

Preheat the grill
Preheat a grill to medium high (you don’t want it to be too hot or the crusts will burn before the cheese  melts). Brush the grill to remove any crud.

Roll out the dough Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece  into a ball

Use a rolling pin to roll out each ball into an irregular oval, dusting with flour as needed.

For cracker-thin crusts, use your hands to gently stretch the dough even more.

Stack the dough between layers of plastic wrap and head to the grill (or wrap and refrigerate overnight).

Grill the crusts
Oil the grill (Anne uses a rolled-up towel and tongs), then carefully add a few pieces of dough.

Grill until the top is bubbly and the bottom is marked, about 2 minutes.

Flip with tongs and grill until just marked on the other side. Remove from the grill and transfer to baking  sheets; repeat with the remaining dough.

Add the toppings
Working on the baking sheets, top the crusts with parmigiano and prosciutto, or top with taleggio and the  puttanesca mixture; return to the grill. Crack an egg directly onto each prosciutto pizza, if you want. Cover  the grill and cook until the cheese melts and the eggs are set, 2 to 3 minutes.

Finish the pizzas
Remove from the grill and top the prosciutto pizzas with arugula; drizzle with the prepared chile oil. Top the  puttanesca pizzas with chives.