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Deep Fried Pizza

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

This pizza may sound heavy, but it comes out light, crisp, and airy. Easily one of the best, tastiest ways to cook pizza at home without a wood-burning oven.

Note: Use high quality fresh mozzarella or smoke mozzarella. You can mimic smoked mozzarella by adding a 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke (I prefer Wright's brand) to 2 cups of milk, breaking up the mozzarella ball into 1- to 2-inch chunks, and soaking them in the milk for 1 hour.

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

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