New York State Dish (Recipe)
New York-style Pizza (Unofficial Main Dish)
Most New York pizzas are large, about 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter, and are usually sold by the pie and by the slice. Crust is somewhat thin, though not in the extreme, and the outer rim of crust is thick and spongy. New York pizza is generally baked directly on the floor of a very hot pizza oven for a crust that's lightly but evenly charred underneath. Temperatures of 800°F (425°C) are not uncommon in commercial pizzerias. Home cooks are unlikely to get their ovens hot enough for perfect results, but the pizza oven floor can be approximated with a pizza stone or unglazed natural clay tiles.
Recipe Serves 2–4
-World Trade Press