I love Chicago-style pizza and I have tried many different pies over the years. Whenever I’m eating out and see this pizza on a menu I always have to try it.
Sometimes, people refer to this as “deep dish” pizza. But the true “Chicago-style” pizza is different than most other pies. The dough is cooked in a pan with the cheese coming next, then the toppings, and finished with the tomato sauce. Yes, New York-style pizza lovers would say it’s made backwards. Some pizzas even have a thin layer of dough between the toppings and the sauce. Some crusts that I’ve eaten have been all flour and others have had the addition of cornmeal in the dough.
The recipe I recently came up with, my friends tell me, is the best one that I have ever made at home. It starts with a flour and cornmeal crust which is light, buttery and has an incredible taste and texture. The tomato sauce is thick, chunky and bursting with flavor. Sometimes I make just a simple cheese pizza so that all I’m tasting is crust, cheese and sauce. That’s what I call a “pure” pizza.
If you love Chicago-style pizza as much as I do, you owe it to yourself to have a great recipe so you can make it any time you want.
In my book, this is the best Chicago-style pizza ever!!!!