Monday, November 22, 2010

Leek and bacon pizza

Leeks were on sale. Seventy-five euro cents a kilo, or about fifty American cents a pound. I used some on Sunday to make leek and bacon pizzas. First steps: cook some smokey bacon until almost done and cook some cleaned and chopped leeks in a little olive oil, white wine, salt, and pepper.

Chopped leeks sauteing in olive oil and white wine. I added few red pepper flakes, too.

I made the pizza crust on Saturday night and it rose overnight in the refrigerator. Then I rolled it out, topped it with some of the bacon and the leeks, and put it on a pizza stone in a 275ºC (525ºF) oven. There's no cheese, but I think a little parmesan might be good on these. I made two pizzas, as usual, and they made a great lunch.

A finished pizza ready to slice and eat! The little decorative strips of bacon are optional.

I used two rather large leeks (the green tops removed and frozen for soup stock later) to make two pizzas. I also used ten strips of smokey bacon (a package of 140 grams) that I baked in the oven at 150ºC (300ºF) until almost done. I find that baking bacon is much easier and neater than frying it in a pan on top of the stove. Normally I would use the smokey bacon chunks called lardons, but we had these strips on hand so I used them.


  1. I'll be RIGHHHHHHHHHHTTTTT over! Hold that pizza!!

    Happy Monday!

  2. gorgeous!

    I bought some leeks this weekend for a vegetarian pot pie that my sister and her husband will be making for their Thanksgiving main dish, and those leeks were huge! I don't remember them normally being that big.

    I'm glad that Bertie is back to normal :)


  3. mmmm that looks great....i agree, parmesan on anything is better.......yay bertie.....maybe he did eat something unsavory outside

  4. With a cold, chilly white wine.....right??

  5. It does look good (as does everything you make), but I'm afraid I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to pizza. Although, having stated that, I did have several non-traditional pizzas in Paris.

  6. Bacon should never be optional....just saying.

  7. I love leeks; they are very $$$ here.

  8. leesa, too late! ;)

    judy, the ones we get at the markets are big, too. But they're good, so what the heck?!

    melinda, we hope that's all it was.

    alewis, right! Or rosé, or red. :)

    starman, I don't get too adventurous, either. Although I have put tuna on a pizza.

    lynn, right!

    michael, I imagine a lot of produce is pricey in the desert.

  9. Leeks are sold in a bunch, usually 3-4 at $2.99 american dollars in Eugene, Oregon. I love them but because of the price haven't really indulged often.

    Your pizza with leeks and bacon sounds scrumptious! I'm ready to say yes to an invitation just like Leesa!


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