The Cast Iron Secret to Perfect Pizza at Home?


Over on the Atlantic Food Channel Vaughn Tan blogs about a method he has devised for cooking pizza at home using a cast iron skillet.

No, it's not the ol' super-heat-an-upside-down-skillet-under-the-broiler-and-then-slide-a-pie-on-it trick. But it's close.

Tan recommends turning on your oven's broiler while preheating a large cast iron skillet on high on your stove top for 8 to 10 minutes. You then build your pizza on a cutting board or peel and slide it into the skillet, transferring all that under the broiler for 1.5 to 3 minutes. Here's his recipe with detailed instructions.

Home pizza-makers out there, does this sound like something you'd try? [Hat tip: Justin K.]

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