The One Eyed Monster

There is something so decadant about putting an egg on something as unsuspecting as pizza. Just the other day I had the pleasure of eating a fried egg on top of a Kale Ceaser Salad and yes, it rocked my world. So when my original pizza plan fell through (my main ingredient had ruined) my sister, Jacqueline suggested that I make a pizza with an egg on top. Of course my husband was super excited. We have always wanted to try this elusive culinary treat and now that I've made it I am amazed at how simple it really is. The main part that can mess everything up or make magic is TIMING.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can make any kind of Pizza you wish. You can add or subtract any/all toppings (that is the extent of my mathematical knowledge by the way). I'll show you my way. Let's get cooking!

The One Eyed Monster a.k.a Pizza with an Egg on Top

1 package of Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (unless you are superwoman, than you can make your own)
Half a Jar of Marinara or Pizza Sauce
A Few Handfuls of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Frozen Cubes of Basil, chopped up
2 Cloves of Garlic, Sliced thin

Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Extra Large Eggs
Freshly Cracked S&P

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Make the pizza as you normally would. Roll out the pizza, add the sauce, the cheese, the toppings, yada yada. Leave some space to crack the eggs into later (I did not forsee this but I suggest that you do even though the result will be equally delicious). Do NOT put the eggs onto the pizza before your pizza has had some time in the oven or you will get hard boiled egg pizza and that's not what we are doing today. Place the assembled pizza in the oven for about 7-8 minutes.
Once you see the cheese is melted and starting to get brown-yank it out! Add your eggs one at a time onto your pizza. Crack them into a separate bowl first as to not get shell on your pizza. Don't fret if the egg white spreads a bit when you place the egg on the pizza. Crack some salt and pepper on top of the eggs. Put the pizza back into the oven. Now is the part where you want to watch it closely. Leave it for 5 minutes in the oven and than check on it every minute after. You should see a mostly yellow yolk that is ready when the tops are just starting to whiten (see photo below).

Note- I cannot tell you an exact cook time as it does depend on the thickness of your pizza dough. My dough was spread pretty thin so the pizza needed less than 15 minutes total. If your pizza dough is thicker add the eggs later on (about 10 minutes into cook time)


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