Everybody in my family (my wife, me and dog) are crazy about pepperoni so tonight i thought i'd go buckwild
made 2 pies.. with the following:
- boar's head brand
- margherita brand
- ezzo brand
Also tried a new sauce tonight which was excellent.
got a can of Nina peeled tomatoes with basil... strained out the seeds and grinded them up good in the food processor... then added a few spoonfulls of concentrato di pomodoro brand paste... antonio somethin or other, i threw the can out but you can see in the pic.. the paste already had salt so i didnt have to add any to the final sauce. I added just enough of the paste (not the whole can) to thicken up the sauce a bit. The result of the processed tomato flesh and the bit of paste was perfect. It needed no sugar or extra salt, all i did was add a bit of penzey's turkish oregano and it was ready. It was pretty sweet too so needed no sugar either.
We are pepperoni freaks so these pie's were awesome. But as you can see the grease made for a pretty yellowish pie. I had to use the old paper towel trick to soak some up before we ate. But WOW what flavor.
A few things i noticed off the bat is that the margherita brand is a lot spicier than the others and also cups just like the pics you see of grimaldi's in brooklyn.
Ezzo has a strong pork flavor, almost more pork flavor than a pepperoni taste but out of the 3 it had the highest quality taste. Boar's head was good, i used the pre-sliced version not the stick... but the most bland of the 3.
Im torn between margherita and ezzo. Ezzo is better quality by far, but i like the spicyness of margherita and the way it cups and crisps around the edges even at my crappy oven's top heat of 500.
Here are some pics.