March 3, 2011

Rustic Pizza and Bruschetta Chicken

Ok, so I know it has been almost a WHOLE week since I have posted anything!!! Can you say SLACKER??? I don't even know what I was doing...I wasn't even busy except Tuesday night...I went to see Lady Gaga in Grand Rapids with some girlfriends!!!!!!!!! And those of you that know me personally...know my obsession with Gaga! She did not was AH-MAZING!!!!!!!!!

Anyways...last Friday we made homemade pizza again. I know I posted about pizza recently, which you can read about here, but I wasn't 100% satisfied with how I rolled the dough so I tried it again....but this time I went out on a limb and made a rustic pizza with egg. Yes, I said egg and I gotta tell ya, I could have eaten the whole thing was THAT good! I have seen it in a few food mags and thought to myself...I MUST try that!

I wasn't exactly sure how to go about I googled "pizza with egg on top" and came across this blog and the rest is history....I changed mine up a bit but the sauce is the TRICK to making this superb!

Here we go...
Rustic Pizza Sauce
10-12 roma tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt & pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Slice the romas lengthwise, remove seeds and roughly chop.
  2. Heat olive oil in large sauce pan over high heat. Add the tomatoes, oregano, salt & pepper.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash up the tomatoes and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
NOTE : This makes about 6-8 cups of sauce. You can easily cut this in half or save the leftovers for an easy weeknight meal.
Printable Recipe!

    Rustic Pizza with Egg
    1/2 lb pizza dough
    1-2 cups rustic pizza sauce
    1 cup Italian blend cheese, shredded
    4-6 slices fresh mozzarella 
    4 basil leaves, torn
    corn meal, if using a pizza stone
    flour for dusting
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If using a pizza stone place stone in oven for 45 minutes.
    2. Roll out the dough very thin, place on a pizza peel.
    3. Top with the sauce, shredded mozzarella, mozzarella slices and basil.
    4. Sprinkle cornmeal on the HOT stone and transfer pizza to stone. Bake for 15 minutes.
    5. Pull out the pizza and crack two eggs on top, sprinkle with salt & pepper and continue baking for 10 minutes.
    6. Remove the pizza from the oven and let sit for a few minutes. Slice and serve!!!
    Printable Recipe!
    At least the egg on the left looks perfect! 
    I HIGHLY recommend a piece with the gooey yolk. 


    Great, now I'm craving pizza...

    Since I had a few cups of sauce left over I put it in the fridge and figured I could make a quick dinner with it on Monday...and that I did....

    Bruschetta Chicken 
    1 package chicken cutlets
    2 cups rustic pizza sauce
    4 slices fresh mozzarella
    1/2 yellow onion, sliced
    3-4 basil leaves, torn
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    garlic salt & pepper, to taste
    1. Heat olive over medium heat, add the onions and red pepper flakes. Cook until tender.
    2. Add the sauce and basil leaves. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
    3. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and coat well with garlic salt and pepper.
    4. Heat grill pan over med/high heat about 3 minutes. Cook chicken approx 4 minutes on each side until no longer pink.
    5. Place chicken in baking dish, top with sauce then mozzarella.
    6. Broil for approx 5 minutes or until bubbly.

    Wasn't that easy???

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    Brandie said...

    Okay - I'm lovin that pizza. That rustic pizza sauce sounds really, really good. And I am not afraid th throw an egg on top - yum!
    And I'm jealous that you got to see Lady Gaga. I haven't been to a concert in ages. Would love to see her show!!

    Patti said...

    Wow, both of them really sound and look delish! I love the sauce recipe!

    Joanne said...

    The chicken recipe sounds really good. Steph, think you need your own cooking show. Can't believe you even make your own sauce. Now that is dedicated. As for me, I am a Ragu kind of woman.

    Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...


    @Brandie she really does put on a GREAT show!! So much energy.
    @Patti/Joanne the sauce is sooooooo easy to make, It would be so good on so many different things! You have got to try it!

    Holly said...

    Okay this pizza looks AMAZING GIRL!! I'd give anything for a big ol' bite right this second! If I could eat pizza for every meal I seriously would! I love the stuff : )

    sliceofsouthern said...

    The rustic pizza sauce looks really good. Gonna make that this weekend! and I think I'll try the Brushetta chicken as well! Thanks for the recipes!

    claire said...

    what a cute idea! Bruschetta chicken sounds amazing!

    purabi naha said...

    wow! this looks so good! I confess that I don't try out making pizzas much, though I love eating. but after reading this recipe, I think, i must give it a try!!!!

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