Living in Chicago, we have twenty-four-seven access to the world's best pizza: Chicago-style deep dish. For those of you unfamiliar with this scrumptious item, here's a description.
A think layer of yeasty, bready dough is topped with cheese, then sauce, then toppings. That's right -- the cheese is under the sauce and the whole thing is baked in a deep pan. One slice can make a meal, believe me.
Yes, we have access to it but it ain't cheap. So, I've developed my own method of supplying it for myself and I have to say, it's just about my favorite in town.
Start with a frozen Gino's deep dish pizza. (Gino's is one of the best Chicago-style pizza eateries here.) It's five bucks at local supermarkets.
Top it with extra sauce. (My homemade tomato sauce in this case.)
I have to have it extra saucy.
Top that with a package of frozen spinach, thawed, and squeezed dry.
Then, mushrooms browned in butter, according to Julia's recipe of course.
All that gets topped with extra-sharp cheddar cheese.
And there you have it. Chicago-style deep dish pizza for a fraction of the cost. And just about the best in town.