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gregys

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Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 4:17 PM (permalink)


My thoughts. I really like Canadian Bacon and onions.

Pepperoni gets a bit much at times, but generally I like it.
I don't like broccoli on pizza.

Cauliflower is good as well as egg plant.

(I learned about eggplant from an old barber. He told me the story of his
mother making pizza before there were pizza shops, and all the kids liked to come over to eat pizza.
Well he told me eggplant was one of the best ingredients on pizza.)

I did have eggplant as one ingredient in Brooklyn. 

I kinda like whole tomato slices or even dried tomatoes.

I got to have onions.

I don't like too much cheese, but I do like it stringy.

Got to have plenty of sauce on my pizza.
 
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    gregys

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    Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 4:21 PM (permalink)
    Forgot about pirogi pizza. Love it !!
    Mash potatoes !! and onions.
     
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      leethebard

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      Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 4:21 PM (permalink)
      As long as it's quality and FRESH...try them all!! Love fried eggplant myself...even had a white potato pizza in Italy...just potato slices,rosemary, salt and pepper...it's great...try finding that in the states!!!!!
       
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        NYPIzzaNut

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        Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 4:47 PM (permalink)
        I normally do not like toppings on my pizzas but when I do get them they are generally mushrooms or anchovies.
         
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          MacTAC

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          Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 4:57 PM (permalink)
          NYPIzzaNut


          I normally do not like toppings on my pizzas but when I do get them they are generally mushrooms or anchovies.


          Have to agree there, plus oregano and hot pepper...
           
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            AndreaB

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            Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 5:37 PM (permalink)
            I don't like anchovies, and anything else is fine.  For me, the sauce is very important, be it a red sauce or a white sauce.  I would say my favorite toppings are:
             
            eggplant (hard to get on a pie here unless you make it yourself)
            sausage
            onions
            mushrooms
            green pepper
            lots of spices and not so much salt
            fresh garlic
            pineapple
            canadian bacon

            Andrea
            <message edited by AndreaB on Tue, 01/19/10 10:48 PM>
             
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              NYPIzzaNut

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              Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 5:42 PM (permalink)
              AndreaB


              I don't like anchovies, and anything else is fine.  For me, the sauce is very important, be it a red sauce or a white sauce.  I would say my favorite toppings are:
               
              eggplant (hard to get on a pie here unless you make it yourself)
              sausage
              onions
              mushrooms
              green pepper
              lots of spices and not so much salt
              fresh garlic
              pineapple
              candadian bacon

              Andrea
              My local Chinese restaurant won't even sell dishes with eggplant anymore even though they leave it on their menu - they say it is too expensive and not many folks want it.  Most pizzerias do not offer it in SW Ohio either from what I have seen.


               
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                wanderingjew

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                Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 5:46 PM (permalink)
                Eggplant is a fairly common topping here in the Northeast, specifically in the NYC area. Here in RI Linguica and Chourice are popular toppings.
                What you won't find around here  is Pierogi Pizza , I only saw that in the Pittsburgh area.
                 
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                  NYPIzzaNut

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                  Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 5:57 PM (permalink)
                  wanderingjew


                  Eggplant is a fairly common topping here in the Northeast, specifically in the NYC area. Here in RI Linguica and Chourice are popular toppings.
                  What you won't find around here  is Pierogi Pizza , I only saw that in the Pittsburgh area.
                  For those who may not be familiar with these sausages:



                  http://wapedia.mobi/en/Chouri%C3%A7o
                   
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                    joclyn

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                    Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 7:02 PM (permalink)
                    roflmao!!  pierogi pizza?????  omg!  that's just too much!!  :)

                    as much as i love pierogi, i wouldn't want them on a pizza.  in fact, was quite offended  (as a kid) when my dad decided to put tomato sauce on the pierogi's we were having for dinner.  pierogi needs sour cream, not tomato sauce,  imho!

                    anyhoo, on to fav pizza toppings.

                    a GOOD pepperoni is always welcome.  the one place around here that i really like uses the large diameter sandwich style pepperoni - which is usually a much better quality (and less greasy) than the usual small diameter types.  and they make sure to have the best quality brand, so, that's always a pleasure to eat.

                    a decent sausage is actually what i'd prefer (hard to find places that use good quality sausage for their pies, tho).  add some spinach and you've got a winner, in my book.

                    ham and pineapple is a good combo; or ham and green pepper. 

                    gotta have a good, rich sauce with decent spices and there's got to be enough of it.

                    provolone cheese is preferred.
                     
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 7:13 PM (permalink)
                      Just some grated Parmigiano Reggiano on some diced (peeled and seeded) plum tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and oregano.
                       
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                        katiebrowne

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                        Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 7:16 PM (permalink)
                        Hi, first time posting here so be kind.
                        I love shrimp and bacon on my pizza
                         
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                          Greymo

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                          Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 8:15 PM (permalink)
                          Take the oregano off and replace it with  chopped  fresh basil  and that would  be my  favorite.
                           
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                            carollwdls

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                            Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 8:36 PM (permalink)
                            I confess I am NOT a chronic pizza fan. (I know, heresy!) I get a craving for a "typical" pizza (tomato sauce, assorted meats w/ shrooms, garlic & peppers) about twice a year. That classic aside, there was a place here in DullAss years ago that offered a combination that I LOVED: white sauce, goat cheese, spinach & grilled chicken. They folded; I still crave that pizza! Thin crust ALWAYS on ANY pizza.
                            CiaoMeOwwwww!
                             
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                              the grillman

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                              Re:Favorite Topping! Tue, 01/19/10 9:05 PM (permalink)
                              A good quality Italian sausage, with peppers, and mushrooms would be my favorite.

                              strangely enough, if I'm making one at home, and in a hurry, sometimes I often prefer a canned mushroom; less watery.  Blasphemy, I know.  If I have good quality fresh ones, I usually saute them first in some olive oil before using, to get the extra water out.


                               
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                                CLVdog

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                                Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 12:01 AM (permalink)
                                Pretty standard - Xtra cheese  - half with pepperoni and half with mushrooms.
                                 
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                                  irishtom29

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                                  Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 12:36 AM (permalink)
                                  Suasage. Sometimes sausage, mushrooms and green peppers. My wife like onions so sometimes we'll get half onions. I like onions if they're sliced real thin and get crispy but many places put the onions on in hunks that are too thick for my liking.
                                  <message edited by irishtom29 on Wed, 01/20/10 12:37 AM>
                                   
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                                    boyardee65

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                                    Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 6:16 AM (permalink)
                                    For me it's Fresh mozzarella and basil with crushed ripe tomatoes. A few dried herbs like oregano and flat leaf parsley,  a dash of garlic, and maybe a sprinkle of fresh parm.

                                    JMHO

                                    David O.
                                     
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                                      Russ Jackson

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                                      Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 7:08 AM (permalink)
                                      Fresh Mushrooms as canned ones are too soggy I like them to dry out on the pizza.
                                      Good quality pepperoni that curls up with a pool of grease in the middle.
                                      Still want to know how chains cut pepperoni so thin!
                                      Fresh Jalapeno slices or diced. Not Pickled
                                      Anchovies
                                      Whole roasted Garlic
                                      Fresh Basil at the end
                                      I also add Chinese Five Spice to cheese pizza when I reheat it at home.

                                      I rarely have more than two toppings on a pizza...Russ
                                       
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                                        tiki

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                                        Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 7:21 AM (permalink)
                                        NYPIzzaNut


                                        I normally do not like toppings on my pizzas but when I do get them they are generally mushrooms or anchovies.


                                        I second that!!!
                                         
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                                          RodBangkok

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                                          Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 7:57 AM (permalink)

                                          And now for something completely different:

                                          http://www.pizza.co.th/1112/frame.php?page=pizza
                                          then click the Click here for picture button

                                          one of my fave's is tom yam kung, not for the weak of heart when it comes to chili!

                                          btw, this is real seafood, not that imitation frozen crap, but the taste is not too most western pallets.  

                                          My fave is sausage, only from the S. Wisc. area, along with local S. Wisc mozz, saut├ęd onions and pepperoni from my friends shop in Monroe, Wisc.  The sauce is a simple marinara on a thin crust.  Now going the extra step the crust is first par baked on one side on an open grill, then flipped topped on the baked side and put on indirect heat  covered on the same grill set at high temp.  Crust is cracker like with hints of smoke and open flame, along with the cheese absorbing those smoky flavors...nothing like it.


                                           
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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 10:08 AM (permalink)
                                            Greymo


                                            Take the oregano off and replace it with  chopped  fresh basil  and that would  be my  favorite.


                                            I'm from New Haven. It has to have oregano. But adding basil is fine, too.
                                             
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                                              NYPIzzaNut

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                                              Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 10:17 AM (permalink)
                                              I always put both on when heating up leftover pizza on a pizza stone, that has been in the frig ... along with a  little olive oil..
                                               
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                                                wanderingjew

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                                                Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 10:24 AM (permalink)
                                                joclyn


                                                roflmao!!  pierogi pizza?????  omg!  that's just too much!!  :)

                                                as much as i love pierogi, i wouldn't want them on a pizza.  in fact, was quite offended  (as a kid) when my dad decided to put tomato sauce on the pierogi's we were having for dinner.  pierogi needs sour cream, not tomato sauce,  imho!


                                                 
                                                Pierogies are not actually placed on the Pizza.
                                                Pierogi pizza is basically Pizza dough  dripping with melted butter, sauteed onions, mashed potatos and american or provolone/mozarella mix cheese.

                                                 
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                                                  ScreamingChicken

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                                                  Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 10:45 AM (permalink)
                                                  I don't think I really have a favorite per se but I probably get some form of pepperoni and mushroom the majority of the time.  I also like both black and green olives although sometimes using both can make the end result a bit salty; black olives and mushrooms make for a meatless pizza I like.

                                                  Hmmm...didn't bring a lunch today and pizza's sounding good!

                                                  Brad
                                                   
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                                                    NYPIzzaNut

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                                                    Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 11:11 AM (permalink)
                                                    wanderingjew


                                                    joclyn


                                                    roflmao!!  pierogi pizza?????  omg!  that's just too much!!  :)

                                                    as much as i love pierogi, i wouldn't want them on a pizza.  in fact, was quite offended  (as a kid) when my dad decided to put tomato sauce on the pierogi's we were having for dinner.  pierogi needs sour cream, not tomato sauce,  imho!


                                                     
                                                    Pierogies are not actually placed on the Pizza.
                                                    Pierogi pizza is basically Pizza dough  dripping with melted butter, sauteed onions, mashed potatos and american or provolone/mozarella mix cheese.
                                                    ..no tomato sauce anywhere? ..not even to dip it in? How can you be offended by tomato sauce?


                                                    <message edited by NYPIzzaNut on Wed, 01/20/10 11:12 AM>
                                                     
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                                                      wanderingjew

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                                                      Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 11:53 AM (permalink)
                                                      NYPIzzaNut


                                                      wanderingjew


                                                      joclyn


                                                      roflmao!!  pierogi pizza?????  omg!  that's just too much!!  :)

                                                      as much as i love pierogi, i wouldn't want them on a pizza.  in fact, was quite offended  (as a kid) when my dad decided to put tomato sauce on the pierogi's we were having for dinner.  pierogi needs sour cream, not tomato sauce,  imho!



                                                      Pierogies are not actually placed on the Pizza.
                                                      Pierogi pizza is basically Pizza dough  dripping with melted butter, sauteed onions, mashed potatos and american or provolone/mozarella mix cheese.
                                                      ..no tomato sauce anywhere? ..not even to dip it in? How can you be offended by tomato sauce?

                                                       
                                                      believe it or not, there are plenty of Pizza's out there without tomato sauce.
                                                      Personally I think  tomato sauce in this case is absolutely gross, but hey, that's only my opinion.
                                                       
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                                                        NYPIzzaNut

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                                                        Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 12:49 PM (permalink)
                                                        Pizzas without tomato sauce to me are an abomination, but I was raised on tomato sauce and cheese  pizza pies.
                                                         
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                                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                                          Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 1:11 PM (permalink)
                                                          NYPIzzaNut


                                                          Pizzas without tomato sauce to me are an abomination, but I was raised on tomato sauce and cheese  pizza pies.


                                                          Gee, I was raised on some with sauce, some with crushed tomatoes, and some with no tomato product at all. 
                                                           
                                                          But heck, what do they know about apizza in New Haven?
                                                           
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                                                            leethebard

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                                                            Re:Favorite Topping! Wed, 01/20/10 1:34 PM (permalink)
                                                            My Italian mom made Pizza both ways and I loved both, especially her spinach pizza(neopolitan) no sauce.Italians make that great potato pizza I talked about above,.....all of that when America only new regular sauce pizza.......no abomination....just what you like,,it IS an Italian tradition. By the way Pizza Pie is redundant...Pizza means "Pie" in Italian...Pizza Pomodoro is "tomato pie" that americans simply shortened. I've seen some crazy combos on Italian pies...poached eggs...hard boiled eggs...4 kinds of mushrooms all kinds of vegetables...anything goes....ask for a pizza Capricosa(Spelling???) which is a house pizza with the works!!!!!
                                                             
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