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Bacon Onion and Cheese Pizza Squares

 

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Bacon Onion and Cheese Pizza Squares

I found this recipe in some magazine I don’t remember. It was several years before MTTD was even a faint glimmer in my eye.

However, the actual recipe was a bit more time consuming than I like. What I liked about the recipe was the flavor combination of the bacon, onion, and cheese. It is every bit as divine as I imagined. Even more so really!

The original recipe called for blanching both the bacon and the onions. Like yeah! Sure. I am going to spend lots of time blanching bacon and onions. Not going to happen. I mean this lazy cook won’t even peel a tomato. Just eat that skin sweetie, is my philosophy. That’s where most of the nutrients are too.

Following is my version of the recipe.

This is what you will need for 4 people:

1 package store bought pizza dough (thin or thick crust)

1 teaspoons olive oil for pan

1 teaspoon olive oil for the pizza dough

1-2 tablespoons cornmeal

9 or 10 slices of bacon

1 medium yellow onion

5-8 ounces Munster cheese*

Salt &Pepper to taste – optional

*If you can find shredded, get that. I have never been able to find shredded Munster, so I get blocks of cheese and shred it myself.

You can use any good melting /pizza cheese in place of the Munster, as Munster, while delicious, is expensive. Yet the per person cost is only $3.12.

Here is what you do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees or whatever the pizza dough package says.

Shred the cheese, dice the bacon, and slice the onions lengthwise.

Cutting onions lengthwise:

Cut with the grain of the onion. See the dark  line in the skin in picture below. You want to cut along one of those lines, or in that direction. You want to cut from the root through the top of the onion.

This is what the onion should look like after you cut it with the grain.

Then cuts the ends off and slice the onion. All this does is give you a different shaped onion slice. It just looks prettier and they hold up better during cooking. This is how onions are sliced for Onion Soup.

Fry the bacon and onions in a pan till cooked but not real crisp. You may need to add a bit of oil if the bacon does not render much fat. You do not want the bacon or onion to burn.

While the bacon and onion cook, lightly spread 1 teaspoon of oil over a large baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.

When the bacon and onion are cooked through but not too crisp (remember, it will cook more in the oven)………….

…………..drain on paper towels. Pat as much of the grease off as you can.

Place your dough on the greased and cormealed baking sheet and roll out and stretch to fit sheet as much as possible and without tearing the dough. If the dough tears or is thin, I just tear a piece off elese where and cover it up.

It can look lumpy here. Who cares? Once you put the topings on and bake no one will notice.

Also prick the dough with a fork, and using a pastry brush very lightly brush the othe 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the dough.

The pizza dough package directions said to bake the dough at this point for 5 minutes before adding toppings, which I did.

Then scatter the bacon and onion mixture over the dough…………….

…………………and top with cheese

Sprinkle with S&P if using. I use no salt as Munster cheese is very salty. On occasion I have used pepper. I did not today.

Place the pizza in the oven ans bake pizza until cheese is melted and crust is crisp and well browned about 15-20 minutes or according to pizza dough directions.

Hot from the oven.

Close up:

Cut pizza into squares. I got 28 squares. That would be 7 pieces per person. Serve with a salad.

This pizza is best eaten hot when the cheese is at it’s gooiest best!!! The flavor of this pizza is simply heavenly!!!!!!!!!!!

Bon Appetite!!!!

Cost

1 package store bought pizza dough           $2.68

1 teaspoons olive oil for pan                      $0.05

1 teaspoon olive oil for dough                    $0.05

1-2 tablespoons cornmeal                         $0.02

9 or 10 slices of bacon                              $2.00

1 medium yellow onion                             $0.55

5-8 ounces Munster cheese                       $7.49

S&P to taste optional

Total cost = $12.48

Each pizza square cost = $0.45

Cost per person = $3.12

Quote of the Day

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.  
 
Yogi Berrac
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