@ivannabc salty, spicy, and sweet! checks all the boxes. i never liked pineapple and ham aka the traditional pineapple pizza. sweet on sweet and ham in general is usually a particularly lackluster pizza topping. pepperoni is the true pineapple pizza partner.
Thin & crispy crust, sauce with just a little bite and a touch of sweetness, a medley of cheeses that must include Provel. Toppings based on your whim of the day. If you’re really lucky, Mama makes it rectangular and slices it in squares so you have a choice of middle or edge. Served on a sidewalk table, weather permitting. Wash it down with a couple of Schlafly’s or Boulevard’s. I miss days on the Hill.
Cornmeal/wheat crust, brushed with olive oil, layer of baby spinach/kale greens, layer of mixed Italian cheeses, red onion, red pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, sliced dry-farmed tomatoes, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and a second dusting of cheese, and a fresh home-made pilsner.
Really wish people would quit referring to mushrooms as vegetables. They are a fungus & are the most disgusting thing ever to be put on a pizza (though I had to make shrimp & sauerkraut pizza for a customer of mine every week and that was pretty awful!)
When I worked at that pizza joint, everyone who wrote up orders while I was cooking would write “SB” in place of mushrooms which stood for slimy bastards!!
@tohar1 if they are slimy, then you’re clearly not using fresh. Ewww. Glad I’ve never eaten wherever it is that you worked that made you cook with slimy mushrooms and serve it to customers. Good for you keeping that tidbit on the DL.
@mike808@tohar1 Yes, out the jar or can can be slimy, but fresh sliced crimini or shitake are delicious. And the mushroom part we eat is, technically, a “fruiting body”, so it’s as much a vegetable as an olive or a tomato, which, er, aren’t vegetables…
@mike808@tohar1 a lot of places use canned mushrooms and you can definitely tell just by sight. growing up my parents go-to pizza was pepperoni, mushroom and olive and the place used canned and i have to admit i still sometimes buy canned when we make pizza at home if i’m feeling nostalgic. that said, generally i much prefer fresh, and regularly enjoy them in general. (sautéed in butter with thyme and penzey’s fox point seasoning until really brown and then transferred to a grilled cheese with arugula is a favorite, or with apples and cheddar. mushrooms and cheese are amazing, is what i’m saying, i guess.)
@tohar1 I can’t even. If you don’t enjoy mushrooms just because they are a fungus you have some sort of mental block about “fungus” it’s just food. And it’s delicious. You don’t have to like them but they are certainly not disgusting. Id never want to eat at your restaurant from your description though
i chose cheese, as it is the critical topping for me to enjoy pizza. sausage or pineapple would be second, probably. sauce is optional, i love white pizza.
i like pizza well enough, and can appreciate a good slice in any style, but much like bacon if it ceased to exist tomorrow i can’t say i’d be really broken up about it. it’s never been high on my list of cravings.
Pepperoni, Italian sausage, onions, black olives, pepper slices, lots of high quality mozzy cheese, parmy cheese, feta cheese, fresh sliced mushrooms, Good tomato sauce with seasonings & garlic, thin crust fresh dough cooked very fast & hot on a stone. Fresh sliced tomatoes and basil leaves on top after cooking.
Never ever ever put pineapple near a pizza!! That turns it into a dessert fruit salad or something.
I also prefer no chicken on pizzas either…
I rarely get to eat an ideal pizza because my wife hates olives and anchovies.
Terina’s Detroit Style Pizza back in Las Vegas (not sure if they’re still around), ingredients in stacking order.
Base crust and sauce
a few anchovies
minced or finely chopped garlic, basil, oregano
Layer of mozzarella cheese slices
thin skim of more pizza sauce
sliced black olives
crumbled sweet italian sausage (has to be par-cooked first since it is not on top)
slices/chunks of good pork and beef meatballs
grated asiago cheese
final layer of shredded mozzarella
The more compatible meats the better.
Pineapple makes it not a pizza. Not going to argue with people who like to make odd pineapple pies that resemble pizzas but they are not pizzas.