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HoosierKettle

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Almost Chicago pizza
« on: October 28, 2017, 05:57:53 PM »
Just the wife and I tonight and at the last minute I decided to try Chicago pizza. Started the dough after 6 last minute. I did one on a square pan on the grill and one in the cast iron skillet in the oven. I loosely looked at a couple recipes for Chicago style pizza. I had the oven set at 425 and pre cooked the crust in the skillet for 10 minutes. I had the 26Ē around 450 and did not pre cook the crust. Both pizzas cooked approximately 35 minutes. Much to my surprise, they didnít resemble anything I had eaten in Chicago but were phenomenal none the less. Ironically the pizza in the grill had crunchier crust than the pre cooked in the cast iron. Both were great and I was utterly surprised both turned out so well and came out of the pan and skillet easily.  I used cooking spray on both before installing the dough. Also I used crushed tomatoes and pizza seasoning as a sauce. I preferred these to what Iíve made in the pizzaque.








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HoosierKettle

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 05:59:22 PM »
Minced garlic added to the sauce and topped with Parmesan. Critical.


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wessonjb

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 06:15:33 PM »
Damn that looks good. Got a kettle pizza and never used it. Where you get those huge pepperoni slices ?


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 06:30:15 PM »

Damn that looks good. Got a kettle pizza and never used it. Where you get those huge pepperoni slices ?


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Thanks!  The pepperoni came from Kroger if you have one of those. It was sliced paper thin.


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MacEggs

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 08:54:22 PM »

Looks good !

I was expecting to see deep-dish Ö. Or, is that just implied when it is referred to as Chicago pizza ??
I dunno, I'm a Canadian Ö so Ö Either way, your pie(s) look good.  Hope to get to the windy city some day.

I am curious about trying a BBQ Pit Boys recipe using a CI pan Ö.

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HoosierKettle

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Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 11:28:23 PM »

Looks good !

I was expecting to see deep-dish Ö. Or, is that just implied when it is referred to as Chicago pizza ??
I dunno, I'm a Canadian Ö so Ö Either way, your pie(s) look good.  Hope to get to the windy city some day.


I intended it to be deep dish but it ended up average thickness.

That pit boys recipe has way too much meat for my taste. I like the sauce and cheese to be the star of the show.



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« Last Edit: October 28, 2017, 11:33:19 PM by HoosierKettle »

blksabbath

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 03:37:42 PM »
That looks super good.  Maybe more Jets/Detroit style.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 03:25:31 AM »

That looks super good.  Maybe more Jets/Detroit style.


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Thanks!  I had to look up Detroit pizza and your right, these were very similar.  Iíll be making more of these for sure.


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JEBIV

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 07:37:41 AM »
looks grate to me, I would call it Hoosier style

MDurso

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 07:02:54 AM »
Pizza... Chicago.  Me.

Whelp, my daughter makes a deep dish pizza.  Fire up the grill as hot as it can get.  Gassers make it easier to get to the 550+ range.  You only cook for about 20 minutes.
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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 07:28:49 AM »

Looks good !

I was expecting to see deep-dish Ö. Or, is that just implied when it is referred to as Chicago pizza ??
I dunno, I'm a Canadian Ö so Ö Either way, your pie(s) look good.  Hope to get to the windy city some day.

I am curious about trying a BBQ Pit Boys recipe using a CI pan Ö.




I do CI pizza all the time, in fact I prefer it over doing a thin on the kettle pizza.  BBQ Pits one like most of their videos is over the top and ridiculous, I wouldn't even enjoy that pizza pot pie with that much meat.
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HoosierKettle

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Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 07:34:15 AM »
I agree. I preferred the cast iron pizza and my square pan pizza to other pizza I have done. Itís kind of a pain making several small piazzas on the kettle.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 06:45:17 AM »
Itís hip to be square. Did a couple more of these last night in the oven.





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HoosierKettle

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Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 06:47:16 AM »
Itís weird. My cheese and crust are turning out better in the oven at 425 versus the pq at much higher temps.
Granted, it takes a half hour as opposed to 5-7 minutes but Iím cooking larger pizzas and 2 at a time so it balances out. Much less work as well. Not as fun though.


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« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 06:57:29 AM by HoosierKettle »

Josh G

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Re: Almost Chicago pizza
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 03:27:26 PM »
That looks great.  Just how I like it.  Nice an cheesy, well done!