Poor Man’s Pizza, another recipe passed down from my grandmother. I really don’t know why my grandmother called this poor man’s pizza, I never asked. I learned how to make this by watching her. Although my grandmother made it best, isn't that always the case?
This is a great snack, or you can serve it with dinner because it's like garlic bread only in pizza form. This is very simple to make and if you don't want to take the time to make dough. Just pick up a pre-made pizza shell or most stores will have dough already to use. Then it becomes very quick and easy.
So if you happen to like garlic, give this one a try. Poor Man's Pizza is great served with a nice salad and your favorite pasta dish, and of course a glass of wine.
Ingredients for the Dough:
- 5 to 6 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cup of Luke warm water
- 2 packages of dry yeast
- 3 tbs. of oil or Crisco
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 gloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbs. of light olive oil (or more if needed)
- Black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Italian seasoning to taste
- Grated Romano cheese to taste
- Dissolve the yeast in the water, add oil and salt and pour in a large mixing bowl
- Add flour one or two cups at a time, mix until dough is smooth
- Set the dough aside to rise for about 1 hour
- Grease your pizza pan with Crisco. Spread your dough in a pizza pan (you can make it thin or thick however you like it)
- Pour the olive oil in the middle and spread over entire pizza with your fingers (Wash your Hands First)
- Spread the finely chopped garlic over the pizza
- Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and grated Romano cheese to your taste
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees, Bake for about 10 minutes on the middle rack or until the crust is golden brown
Spread the dough in the pizza pan, you can make it thick or thin, I really like mine thin and crispy. I use my handy Norpro pizza dough and pastry roller, it's really a big help.