Just over a week ago the lovely people at Cobb dropped off their “Kitchen in a Box” Premier Cooking System. A nifty outdoor cooker that can roast, fry, grill and bake. It even has a roasting rack to roast a chicken!
I could not wait to use it and immediately knew what recipe I want to try first. This Naan Breakfast Pizza that crossed my path a while back.
Up until now I have just not been able to make a good pizza at home. I am not nearly efficient enough to whip up pizza dough and those days that I actually am, I can never get the base thin enough for a crisp pizza. And frozen pizza bases are terrible! I have tried using pita breads but can never halve a pita bread without tearing it into pieces.
But using naan bread is such a great idea. It is thin enough to crisp nicely while baking and has a lot more flavour than any pita bread or frozen base will ever have. The naan bread retains that chewiness without drying out and the edges become deliciously crisp.
Here is a video I have made showing how incredibly easy it is to make a Naan Breakfast Pizza :
The options really are endless in terms of toppings. It all depends what you like or not. You could pile on the bacon, sausage and left over grilled meats or make a veggie version with mushrooms, roasted peppers and baby tomatoes. These are so easy to make in a conventional oven too. Just preheat the grill and pop them under the grill until the egg is cooked. And since they do not take too long every person can make their pizza with their own choice of toppings. The toughest part of this recipe is going out to get the Naan!
- As with any pizza, the toppings are really endless. For this breakfast version and I used a spicy tomato sauce, some fried bacon, sliced Spanish sausage, halved rosa tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. And since it was breakfast, I made a slight dent in the middle of all the ingredients and cracked a fresh egg.
- 390g crushed tomatoes
- generous glug of olive oil
- 2 crushed cloves of garlic
- 1 fresh chilli, chopped
- 1 -2 tablespoons sugar
- salt and pepper for seasoning
- Fry the garlic and chilli in the olive oil until soft. Add the crushed tomatoes and sugar. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes until it has reduced a bit.
- Spoon a thin layer of sauce on top of the naan and top with the remaining pizza ingredients
- If you do not have a fabulous Cobb system, heat the grill and place the pizzas about 15 cm below. Grill until the cheese is just melted and egg white just set (it will cook some more once you remove it from the heat).
- Sprinkle with some chopped chives and serve