Friday night means "pizza night" at our house! I always have a kitchen full of leftovers from our Thursday night pizza classes. A pizza party is a great way to use up all the extra dough/toppings and is a fun way to kick-off the weekend! Our friends know they have a standing invitation to share a few laughs, drinks and lots of delicious pizza.
Typically at these get-togethers, beyond your basic cheese (which is always #1 with the kiddos), I get the most requests for an arugula and onion pizza. It's pretty simple, but the flavors are always spot-on!
So, you top your "naked" (no-sauce) dough with some fontina and a large sprinkling of carmelized onions. You can never have too many, right?! Launch that cheesy, onion bomb onto your pre-heated Baking Steel for a quick 2 minute bake. After 2 minutes, open the oven and give your pizza a swift 180 rotation, then bake for an additional 2 minutes. After the 4 minutes, remove the pizza to your cutting board, top with a generous helping of arugula and drizzle with balsamic. Boom what? Dinner is served!
The peppery arugula is a perfect pairing with the sweetness of the carmelized onions and the gentle, buttery flavor of the fontina. Cut through all that culinary fabulousness with a splash of balsamic and you have perfection! Create some arugula and caramelized onion pizza love this weekend and get the party started, right!
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Preheat your oven at 500 F with your Baking Steel on the top rack.
We used this cooking method for this pizza. Arugula and balsamic go on after the bake.
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Always make your own dough
This basic recipe for caramelized onions is perfectly suited for this or any pizza on the planet.
1 medium size onion, sliced thin
75 grams (2 ounces) olive oil
5 grams (½ tsp) sea salt
In a medium sized saute pan, or Baking Steel Griddle, heat the oil on medium heat for a few minutes, next add the sliced onions and reduce heat to low.
- Cook over low heat for 30 minutes, continuously stirring the onions. Continue to cook until the onions have caramelized or turned a little golden brown. Remove from heat. If not using right away, store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.