Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Top That: Bacon and Sprouts (à la Motorino)

Sprouts get a lot of bad press and this pizza is a nightmare to sell. But I refuse to back down as it's one of my all time favourites and I've yet to meet anyone who hasn't enjoyed it having given it a try. There's something about the way the sprout leaves char at the edges and the combination with pancetta or smoked bacon is an all time classic.

I first had this pizza at Motorino as part of our New York pizza tour but you can get it much closer to home from ourselves or the excellent Honest Crust who are also staunch advocates of sprouts on a pizza.

Ingredients
Sourdough base
Mozzarella
Slithers of garlic
Sprout leaves
Smoked bacon or pancetta
Olive oil



Extra prep?
Some people mandolin the sprouts to get the slices fine enough, we just use the leaves and follow the approach almost verbatim from the Slice blog, here's how.
Bertha's in Bristol
Honest Crust in Altrincham


What I'd do differently
Find a way to get more people to order it, they're missing out.

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