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Aug 15, 2012 06:36 AM

Brainstorm: Breakfast Pizza -- are you up for it?

I guess it really isn't a brainstorm, but I got this idea for Breakfast Pizza -- real hand-tossed crust pizza cooked in a very hot wood or coal oven, with breakfast goodies on top. Novel concept? No, but I think many people would buy breakfast pizzas.

What do you think?

Right now, I could go for one made with burratta, prosciutto, a couple of eggs and arugula! I guess the only thing that makes this "breakfasty" is the time of day it would be made. ;-).

OK, OK, I just wish the pizza places would open for breakfast.

Wouldn't you go? What pizza would you order?

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  1. We do this often with (all added to a cooked crust) creme fraiche with smoked salmon, chopped egg, chopped red onion and capers.

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    1. re: ferret

      oh yeah! beautiful! i've made delicious scrambled eggs with cream cheese and smoked salmon. your combo takes it to the next level!

      we were reveling in cheap (but very good quality) norwegian and scottish smoked salmon that harris teeter had over-ordered and was selling at 3.49 per 8 ounces (basically around half price). boy, we have been in hog heaven, but now the sale is over. ;-(.

    2. Alkapal................

      Breakfast Pizza. A menu item that has been served by Greek owned pizza places around the Yale campus for more than 30 years. The one I remember longest ago (late 1970s) was Broadway Pizza, since displaced from the heart of the Yale campus to the West River neighborhood.

      High rents and the need to be in ealry to make dough caused operators to offer breakfast pizza such as bacon and egg and ham and egg with or without cheese, as well as breakfast calzones made with the same dough.

      I have seen this availabily in other university communities on a smaller scale, sometimes only during school sessions.

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      1. re: bagelman01

        I really like the idea of a breakfast calzone.

        1. re: laskiblue

          we make them at home for the kids on weekends, just ladel a littl;e tomato sauce or salsa across the outside and it's like eating a Spanish Omelette wrapped in the toast

      2. Honestly, I think this would be a genius idea for a place like Pizza Hut, especially if they're located near a college. Have the closing shift make a bunch of pizzas right at close, refrigerate them immediately and serve them cold the next morning. I would never go anywhere else for breakfast.

        1. I've seen breakfast pizza on quite a few restaurant menus. And seen it in the breakfast section of the freezer aisle at the supermarket.

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          1. re: JMF

            I love the frozen Red Baron breakfast pizzas but they're hard to find... apparently no one understood it, or wanted it. They changed the name to breakfast scramble apparently because people couldn't grasp the extension of the pizza concept.

            anyway they're good if you can find them.

          2. I love breakfast pizzas.

            My favorite is to take a blistering pizza with tomato sauce, arugula and mozzarella straight out of the oven and crack a egg over the top (quail egg preferably) and then drizzle with some EVOO.

            It's like Eggs in Purgatory on a pizza!