Ya’ll, I am so excited. It’s Super Bowl week! I am madly in love with football, particularly college football. But after New Year’s Day, the absolute best day of the year because there’s the Rose Parade in the morning and then football all day long, my next favorite day is Super Bowl Sunday. I would love it if my Titans were playing, but it’s still all good.
I am torn this year about who to root for. I could go with the Colts because my beloved Peyton Manning from the University of Tennessee is the quarterback. But I could also go with the Saints because I am just in love with Louisiana in general and New Orleans in particular. And is Drew Brees not just a hunk? Hey, did you know that football players don’t wear underwear under their uniforms? I just thought that might bring a whole new dimension to the game for you.
But I digress. Super Bowl Sunday is also all about the food. And as I was watching The Bachelor On the Wings of Love last night, I just thought about doing a whole week of super Super Bowl food. By the way, I know you think less of me for watching The Bachelor, and I usually don’t, but this season they have some wacks as bachelorettes and that makes it so much more fun.
So, tonight it’s pizza. Yes, I know. You can just order it. But it’s so much better to make yourself and it’s so easy. My favorite combination in the whole world is caramelized onions, provolone and prosciutto so that’s what I’m going to tell you about. By the way, Terrell told me the other day he was not familiar with prosciutto. But you know what? I had that man at the grocery store in Georgia searching for Panettone to make French toast with so I am convinced he will be willing to find prosciutto. I just love Terrell.
But I digress again.
O.K. Here we go. You’ll need a pizza stone for this. Believe me, you will want to go to the trouble of getting one.
Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza
1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 thin slices prosciutto
¾ pound sliced provolone cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 ball pizza dough
Preheat oven to 500 degrees with the pizza stone on the lower third of the oven.
Heat a large sauté pan to medium heat. Add olive oil. Slice onion into rings and sauté until the onions turn a deep caramel color, about 20 minutes. If pan appears dry, add a little more oil.
Divide pizza dough in half. Flour work surface and roll out pizza dough to desired thinness. Transfer to a cutting board dusted with cornmeal. Sprinkle oregano on dough. Cover with slices of provolone cheese and prosciutto. Top with caramelized onions.
Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza stone. Transfer pizza to the oven and cook about 8 minutes, checking frequently.