We were catching up on some of the “No Reservations” that were recorded on our DVR, and noticed when Bourdain was on the farm in New Jersey, they were making a pizza with fresh cracked egg on the top. That looked pretty damn tasty, so we embarked upon creating our home version. Simplicity seemed best for this little delicacy, so we took one of our homemade pizza crusts, sautéed up some thick-cut sweets onions, cracked a couple eggs on top, then glided it into a nice & hot oven. The results were scrumptious. The richness of the eggs were balanced nicely by the sweet onions, and the thin crisp crust was tasty as always.
We could easily see other additions going well with it, such as adding garlic to the onions, or topping the pizza off with prosciutto or sausage. Maybe a little cheese would be a nice addition, but the pizza is already so rich, we could only imagine adding small quantities of a cheese that had a nice bite, maybe Parmesan Reggiano, or a well aged gouda like Winchester Cheese Co.’s Super Aged Gouda. After doing a bit of research to see if there is actually a standard pizza with such a topping, we came upon the Pizza alla Bismark. From what we can tell it’s pretty close to what we are making. Although there seem to be several variations, the common link between all of the recipes is the egg on top. So “critics be damned” we are going to call this little tasty our “Pizza alla Bismark.”
You never know, having an egg on top of your pizza just might be the next trendy pizza “thing”. We can see it already, having this twice in a week can be addicting. Why not? Eggs have protein and they’re low carb!
Pizza alla Bismark Recipe
Yield: 1 Pizza
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Feel free to add whatever else you may like, but try to keep the toppings simple. Sausage or prosciutto would be nice additions, as would a bit of freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano after baking.
- Par-baked Pizza Crust
- 3 T olive oil
- 1 med. sweet onion, sliced 1/4 -1/2" thick
- 2 eggs
- sea salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- Preheat oven to 450º.
- Heat saute pan on cooktop over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and onions, then saute until onions start to soften & color on edges.
- Place pizza crust on a sheet of heavy aluminum foil. Spread sauteed onions and oil over crust, making sure to spread the oil to coat all of the top side of the pizza crust. Crack eggs directly over crust. Place in pizza, foil & all into preheated oven.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until crust turns golden and eggs start to set. Remove from oven, season with a touch of sea salt & fresh cracked pepper. Slice & enjoy.