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In my never ending quest to find the perfect pizza, this weeks project was skillet pan pizza, made in my cast iron Lodge pan.

After reading Kenji’s Post on Slice, I knew it was a must do. Check out his pan pizza here.

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/01/the-pizza-lab-the-worlds-easiest-pizza-no-knead-no-stretch-pan-pizza.html?ref=pop_slice

So here we go.

Start off with a pan, which I lightly oiled.

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Now, notice the ridges in my pan, this isn’t a flat bottomed skillet, but more of a griddle. Would it make a difference?

After placing the dough in the pan, which I had rolled out to ensure even thickness, I put on sauce, shredded mozz, shredded sharp cheddar, and some pepperoni, another layer of sauce, then more cheese on top.

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Preheated the oven to 475, and before I put the pan in, I heated the skillet on a big burner for 3 mins.

Then it was into the oven for about 12 mins.

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Came out like this.

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And on the peel for theĀ  money shot.

And some slices, sloppy cutting, but tasty morsels!

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Turns out the ridges had no effect other than to make the crust ridgy. I wish I’d have take a pic, because it was kind of funny looking. Didn’t hurt it though.

If you’re a pizza head and have never made this type of pie, I’d definitely recommend it.

I’ll make it on a regular basis, you get get a nice crisp crust and it’s really filling.

Tupper, out!

And that means Pizza!

So here it is!

My first pizza pic on TupperCooks2.

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Not bad.

I’m trying to replicate DM Cav’s sauce. Basically crushed tomatoes, garlic and basil.

I went a little over the top with the tomatoes, using a whole 28 oz. can on this pie on my 18 inch pan.

I’m learning slowly.

In the comments below my buddy DM Cavanagh says he gets 4 pizzas worth of sauce from a 28 oz. can, and I agree with that portoipning, although the pan above is 18″, so I may go with 14 oz. next time, not sure that 7oz. would cover it.

Only one way to find out, right?