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Pizza Epiphany!

Or should it be Serendipity? I’m not sure but Epiphany almost rhymes with all those “P’s” and sounds catchier. But what I’m referring to is the happy and surprising results I had while warming up a couple of pieces of leftover pizza.

I’d ordered a large pan pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms from Pizza Hut last week and ended up with about half of the pieces left over. I had zipped them up in a baggie and was thinking about warming some for supper a couple of days later. I remembered that I had some extra pepperoni slices from an Italian dish I’d cooked awhile back and I still had some grated Mozzarella in the fridge, too. The Italian recipe had suggested that broiled pepperoni slices were tastier but I didn’t want to dry out the pizza slices while broiling in the oven. Similarly, just microwaving the slices leaves them soggy – what a quandary.

I know that you remember having this same problem and being just as disappointed in the leftovers as I had been. But what happened was so pleasantly surprising that I knew I had to share it with you: Step 1: Set your oven on Hi Broil and put the rack on the next to highest level; Step 2: Arrange the pizza slices in a single layer on a microwave safe plate and cover then “nuke” them on High for several minutes (2 minutes for 3 slices); Step 3: Remove the slices and place on a medium sheet pan (you may want to drizzle some good olive oil under them) and cover with extra slices of pepperoni and mozzarella cheese; Step 4: Slide the sheet under the very hot broiler and watch closely – remove when the cheese melts and starts to brown (30 – 45 sec.); I like to sprinkle extra grated parmesan on top, too.

 

 

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