8 Tips and Tricks for Enjoying Your Favorite Pizza
Everybody loves pizza. Sure, this statement is cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Everyone does love pizza. It is one of the few things we can count on to give us comfort when life brings us down. It is always good, whether you eat it hot or cold, whether it is from a freshly-opened box or leftovers you just got out of the fridge. Pizza is good whether it is topped only with cheese or smothered in a variety of toppings. Therefore, it is only right that you learn some tricks that’ll help you bring your pizza game to the next level.
Microwaving Leftover Pizza
Sure, you’ve done this before, right? The question is, how was the crust? There’s a good chance it has lost its crispiness and has become chewy when you got it out of the microwave oven. Am I right? So, how do you keep the crust crispy when you microwave leftover pizza? Simple. Put a glass with a small amount of water in the microwave beside your pizza. Viola!
Keeping Toppings Intact
While driving home, you suddenly think it’s a good idea to bring home some pizza. But you’re driving home alone, so there’s no one to hold the pizza while you drive. Your only option, of course, is to place the pizza on the passenger seat. Now, you’re worried that the toppings may shift around and your pizza will probably be a mess when you get home. What to do? Just place a plastic water or soft drink bottle right where the backrest meets the actual seat and then place one end of the pizza box on top of the bottle while the other end rests on the front part of the seat. Your toppings are now safe!
Breathe New Life into Leftover Pizza
No matter how much you love pizza, eating leftovers can become quite boring. The good news is that you can liven up the leftover pizza experience by transforming your pizza! How? Get your leftovers, fold each slice in half, and then reheat them in a waffle maker. Now you have delicious pizza waffles! Neat, huh?
Here’s another way you can breathe new life into your leftover pizza slices: Heat some olive oil (medium heat) in a frying pan. Sprinkle in some garlic powder and then place your pizza in the pan, face up. After two minutes, flip the pizza. Cook for another two minutes. Enjoy!
You’ve heard of cake pops, right? Even if you haven’t, surely you know what lollipops are. Well, why not turn your favorite pizza into fun lollies? Roll slices of leftover pizza (or fresh pizza if you want), heat them, cut them into small pieces, and then drive candy sticks into each piece. Now you have delicious bite-sized pizza pops!
Eggs are among the most versatile foods; you can do practically anything with it! Well, leftover pizza can be just as versatile, and when you combine these two delicious foods, you’re definitely in for a treat. Get a slice of pizza and tear up half of it. Mix in two eggs, a tablespoon of milk, a pinch of salt, and some cheese. Cook in a skillet until fluffy. You may then top it with fresh herbs and hot sauce. Yummy!
Who says lasagna has to be made with pasta? You can make one with leftover pizza as well! Preheat your oven (350 degrees), coat a baking dish with tomato sauce, remove the crust from 6 slices of pizza, and then place two slices face-up on the baking dish. Add a layer of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and then add more tomato sauce. Repeat this step and then place two slices of pizza face-down on top of the second layer. Drizzle more tomato sauce on top and coat with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Cook covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for another 10 minutes.
Take two slices of pizza, add grated cheese (mozzarella or cheddar) on top of one slice, and then place the other slice face-down on top of it. Place the sandwiched pizza on a hot pan at medium heat, cooking each side for three minutes. Now, that’s one delicious sandwich!
There is definitely more than one way to enjoy your favorite pizza! And leftovers don’t have to be boring. You were probably told as a kid never to play with your food, but hey, if “playing with your food” has such delicious results as the ones discussed above, why not?