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Pizza experiment - suggestions?

gabboem Jul 7, 2012 11:04 PM


A friend recently told me about corn on pizza. I'm trying to use ingredients below, but I'm wondering what kind of sauces / cheeses would pair well?

On the pizza: (might sound weird but sort of a bet)

Roasted corn

I saw one recipe for corn and bacon + chipotle cream fraiche
Another option may be southwestern flavor with ranchero sauce and jack cheese?

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?


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    vircabutar RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 01:00 AM

    cilantro, lime, corn, and jalapeƱos?

    1. Bada Bing RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 02:16 AM

      Sounds like a very fun pizza. An egg sunny side up is very common on pizzas in Europe. Apparently cracked on at the end or at the last minute, to keep the yolk a bit runny.

      I do share what I take to be your own sense that the usual American red-sauce would not be optimal there, and that something more cream or dairy-based, or a white sauce, would work better. How about a cheddar cheese sauce? Or a barbecue sauce?

      Vircabutar's suggestions are great.

      1. soypower RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 08:40 AM

        I think an olive oil base and a smattering of crushed garlic would be awesome. Make it a summer's bounty pizza with zucchini, tomatoes, and asparagus to go with the corn. I think fresh mozzarella would give you the most 'pizza-like' feel.

        1. ocshooter RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 04:49 PM

          I might pair it with a smoked gouda.

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            Astur RE: ocshooter Jul 9, 2012 05:24 AM

            I would like to second a smoked cheese. It goes so well with corn.

            What about a garlic mashed potato base with corn and smoked gouda? Some type of fresh herb sprinkled on top after baking?

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            jbsiegel RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 05:50 PM

            I would definitely avoid the tomato based sauce. I'm thinking something toward the cornbread end. Bacon/egg/sour cream/chedddar all go nicely in cornbread. Maybe some onion too?

            1. Cheese Boy RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 07:51 PM

              Just a few ideas. Corn goes well with ...

              Melted butter
              Jalapeno peppers
              Black beans
              BBQ chicken

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                youngmodernist RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 07:56 PM

                Used to work for a farm-to-table pizza co. In season, we would have corn/zucchini/goat cheese specials with some fresh basil sprinkled on top when it came out of the oven.

                1. lamb_da_calculus RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 08:13 PM

                  Corn, bell peppers, feta, and basil sounds pretty good to me.

                  1. Antilope RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 09:03 PM

                    Mexican chorizo goes good with eggs.

                    1. ipsedixit RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 09:15 PM

                      Corn pizza is actually quite common, and delicious.

                      My goto combo is the following:

                      fresh corn
                      balsamic marinated roasted red onions
                      fresh chives

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                        sedimental RE: gabboem Jul 8, 2012 11:13 PM

                        Ground beef, tomato, green chili, cheddar cheese and corn.

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