Two awesome things happened today. This pizza and a marathon call with one of my besties while making it.
As I get older it amazes me how quickly weeks turn into months and I realize I haven’t talked to someone for way too long. So it worked out perfect. This was a new recipe I wanted to experiment with and she had time to talk. I love catching up and no amount of Facebook, texting or smiley faces will ever replace that time. Maybe all that love translated into my dinner because this one sure felt inspired.
I’m not exaggerating at all, this really was the best pizza ever and is up there as one of the top things I have ever made. The leeks got creamy and had that delicious light green, oniony flavour, bacon of course is bacon and always awesome and the egg added a creaminess that completed the pizza perfectly.
I’m so excited to share this recipe that I haven’t tested it as much as normal, so if you notice anything that doesn’t work perfectly please let me know and I’ll make some updates to the recipe.
Update – As I said, I was really excited to share this so I hadn’t tested it as much as I normally would. I made this again recently and have a few changes I think improved the recipe. Changes are crossed marked:)
Leek, Bacon and Egg Pizza
5 whole wheat Naan
6-8 slices of bacon cubed
1 tbsp butter
small splash of olive oil
3 cups of leeks thinly sliced (the whitish part not the really green part)
1 thinly sliced shallot
1 clove of crushed garlic
1/4 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp cream cheese
1 cup grated extra old white cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce if you like a little kick.
Preheat the oven to
Rinse the sliced leeks to remove any dirt hiding in them. Over medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil. Once the two are friendly add the leeks, garlic and shallots and allow them to cook down, about 5 minutes. After the leeks have softened add the chicken stock and continue to cook until most of the liquid has cooked off, about another 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and melt in the cream cheese and season with salt and pepper
Cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the pan and let sit on a paper towel to remove excess grease.
Spread the leak mixture over the Naan and sprinkle on the bacon and cheese. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes (so 7). Increase the oven temp to 450 and remove the pizza. Crack on egg in the centre of each pizza and return to the oven. Make sure your oven light is on and watch for the egg to be cooked. You want the white completely cooked but the yolk still runny. Mine took 5 minutes at that temperature and then 2 minutes under the broiler.
Timing this meal for 30 minutes to the table:
- Preheat oven
- Slice the leeks
- Start the bacon
- Prepare leek mixture
- Grate your cheese
- Ready the Naan and have your ingredients handy
- Make your pizzas
If you’re wondering why this is for five Naan….It’s because that’s the size of the package at Superstore and it works perfect for us. One for my son, two for hubster and one and a bit for me:)