Recently, I dined at Giada’s restaurant here in Las Vegas. I’ve been there for dinner, but she just started serving breakfast, so I wanted to check it out. I ordered the carbonara pizza, which included a blend of cheeses, prosciutto and eggs.
It had been years since I enjoyed egg on a pizza. I first learned about this peculiar pizza topping in Europe. I remember when I first read a menu and saw oeuf (French for egg) as an option. My European friends ordered it every time.
It’s kind of like egg on hamburgers. The rich yolk oozes onto the cheese and elevates the flavors to a whole new decadent level.
While I still don’t add egg to my peperoni pizza, it makes total sense with the flavors of carbonara – a rich pasta dish with eggs, cheese and bacon. I hope you try this pizza and discover something new.
- Pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Fontina cheese
- Gruyere cheese
- Cooked bacon or prosciutto
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes
- 3 eggs
- Salt and pepper
Preheat the grill or Big Green Egg to 500 degrees. Place a pizza stone inside.
Sprinkle a pizza paddle with cornmeal. Place the rolled out dough onto the paddle. Drizzle olive oil onto the dough and spread with a spoon. Top with cheeses and cooked bacon or prosciutto. Sprinkle with garlic powder and red pepper flakes.
Sprinkle cornmeal onto the preheated pizza stone, and slide the pizza onto the stone. Close the lid.
Bake for 5 minutes. Then, crack three eggs onto the pizza.
Close the lid and continue cooking for 15 minutes, or until the egg whites are set.
Season with salt and pepper, slice and serve.