We love breakfast food in our house. We also love pizza. This recipe is the best of both worlds, and it can be made almost entirely from ingredients produced right here in the north country! What’s not to love about that?
To make this recipe, you’ll need salt, pepper, a white onion, a pack of bacon, a pack of ground breakfast sausage, half a dozen eggs, roughly half a cup of maple syrup, an 8 oz brick of cheddar cheese, and pizza dough (we usually use a homemade “light wheat” dough, but you can use whatever kind you like).
To Make Breakfast Pizza:
1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Stretch out the pizza dough and place it on a round tray. Thinly slice the onion and set aside.
2. Brush an even layer of maple syrup over the prepared dough.
3. Fry the bacon in a skillet, then remove and coarsely chop. Fry the sausage next, stirring to break up any large clumps. Place cooked bacon and sausage on a plate with a paper towel to absorb some of the excess grease.
4. Reserving some of the bacon grease in the skillet, sautée the onion until it softens and begins to brown. Remove and spread over the top of the dough, along with the bacon and sausage from the previous step.
5. Scramble the eggs and season with salt and pepper to taste. As soon as they become firm, spread over the onion, bacon, and sausage.
6. Grate the block of cheddar over the pizza, spreading the cheese all the way to the edges.
7. Bake for roughly 15-20 minutes, depending on the type of dough used. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, and then enjoy!
Want to know where you can find these ingredients locally? Our farmstand is a good place to start! We stock our own eggs, our own onions (when in season), bacon and sausage from Pat & April’s Pork, and maple syrup from Brandy Brook Maple Farm. The extra sharp cheddar that we used came from the Cabot plant in nearby Chateaugay, and can be purchased in pretty much any grocery store in the region. If you don’t live close by but still want to support local farmers, check the Adirondack Harvest website for a handy tool to help you locate the businesses nearest you that sell these products!
Note: if you have access to a flat top grill, you can prepare all of the toppings much more quickly on that.