What does corn on the hog mean? Corn and bacon! Paired along with some other friends such as goat cheese and arugula to create one delicious pizza.
Arn’t lazy weekends the best? Granted I did go to the gym, took the dog for a run, tackled the pictures-up-the-stairway project, cooked, did laundry, and checked out sales at Sur la table and Williams-Sonoma, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t also sit on the couch the rest of the time watching Dexter, the Final Four, and Sex and the City. Heck one day I actually stayed in bed until the late hour of 9am! What did you do this weekend? Easter brunch? Final Four party? Enjoy the outdoors?
With the end of every weekend comes the dreaded Mondays. But they don’t have to be all that bad if you make it pizza night. Tonight in particular would be a great night for pizza as the men’s basketball championship game is tonight. I will be cheering for Wisconsin because I have them winning my bracket (and yes I was very excited about their win over Kentucky on Saturday). What better way to cheer for Wisconsin than with pizza all covered in cheese?
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CORN ON THE HOG PIZZA
1 recipe sourdough pizza crust, risen
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup corn kernels
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 handfuls fresh arugula
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with pizza stone* on middle rack.
- Shape the dough into a flattened disk. Place it on a cornmeal-dusted pizza peel*, cover it, and let it rest for 15 minutes. Push the dough towards the edges of the peel, cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Drizzle over the pizza dough and brush to evenly spread. Top with goat cheese, corn, bacon, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Using the pizza peel, transfer the pizza to the hot stone in the oven with a few shakes. Bake until toppings are hot and cheese is melted and bubbly, about 15-20 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before topping with arugula, then cut and serve.
*If you do not have a pizza peel and/or stone, roll dough out on round pizza pan and bake.
Source: Inspired by Milkflower NYC Pizza as captured by Audra Fullerton on Instagram.
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