Grilling Pizza


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I’ve always been a big fan of pizza and recently wanted to start making my own. I know one of the most important aspects of making a good pizza is intense heat: the sort of heat I couldn’t reproduce with a kitchen oven. I bought a propane grill for my backyard and then a pizza stone off Amazon for around $20, I’d estimate. I place the ceramic pizza stone on the grill then max out the burners for about 15 minutes to get the stone nice and hot.

While the pizza stone is heating up, I roll out some dough (I can get it for a few dollars at my local grocery store). Next, use a fork and poke a bunch of holes into the dough, this will prevent your dough from developing air pockets (they look a bit like warts).

After that, I’ll typically put down a bit of olive oil and tomato sauce, then toppings, then cheese. I add the cheese last to hold down the toppings, but either order should work. Once that’s all done, I’ll sprinkle some cornmeal onto the pizza stone to prevent the dough from sticking and then lay down my pizza. I let the pizza cook with the grill top closed for about 8 minutes. Then I remove the pizza, let it sit for about 5 minutes, then cut it into slices.

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