Many here have raved about Ezzo pepparoni and growing up myself in central Ohio stuffing my face with the likes of Tommy's Pizza on that cracker crust loaded with ezzo roni I wanted to try and duplicate that cup and curl. Thanks to others here who posted that Hormel Rosa Grande links were very close in flavor and equally highly spiced, I have been using Rosa Grande for the past few years but I never got that cup and crisp I wanted. I even started cutting down on the amount of Rosa Grande I'd put on my pizzas because of all the grease that my Dr. tells me I need to be mindfull of these days and I am a roni freak... the more the better in my opinion.
Anyway, I took my Rosa Grande links this weekend and I had an idea... I sliced them to about 1/8th inch and I layed them out on paper towels tripled over and covered them with one more layer of paper towel. Into the microwave for 40 seconds they went. They started to make spattering sounds around the 25 second mark and I certainly didn't want to cook all the fat out... just some thinking maybe I can get to Ezzo quality of I just cut some of the fat. Well, look at all the grease that used to be on my pizza that is now left in the paper towels. Furthermore, I can now load on more roni than ever while I get almost the same cup and curl I remember as a kid to boot! As you can see, this in no way a low fat pizza. I just cooked out some the fat that Hormel puts in and Ezzo's doesn't which is why they are regarded as a premium product. I am very pleased with the cup and curl I experienced today after all these and will never use Hormel Rosa straight sliced and on my pizza again. The flavor was intensifed and my pizza wasn't swimming in grease. Now I can load it on and get the cupping I remember with the burnt edges and everything. No swimming in grease! YUM YUM!