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Grilled Pizza with Maple-Glazed Bacon, Potatoes and Blue Cheese

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Dinner
Canadian

Ingredients
  

For Pizza Dough

  • 11 oz 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp instant quick, rapid-rise or bread machine yeast
  • 2/3 cup very warm water 120° to 130°F
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For Bacon & Potatoes:

  • Vegetable oil for greasing
  • 6 slices 10 oz/280 grams thick-cut bacon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 lb new or baby potatoes, sliced 1/8" thick
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

To Assemble

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 grams 9 oz fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 100 grams 3.5 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • flour for pizza peel
  • 1 small spring onion bulb very thinly sliced (or 1/4 shallot)

Instructions
 

  • To make dough, use a fork to combine the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a standing mixer with dough hook attached. With mixer speed on low, add the water and olive oil. Once the dough comes together, let the machine knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400ºF.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and position a wire cooling rack on top.  Put a bit of oil on a paper towel and use it to grease the cooling rack.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the bacon with the maple syrup until evenly coated.  Arrange slices on the rack set on the baking sheet.
  • Toss potato slices with oil and salt and arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the bacon and potatoes at the same time on the upper and lower oven racks for 15-20 minutes, until both are crisp, swapping the pans' positions halfway through. (Watch bacon closely toward the end.)
  • Preheat gas grill on medium-high heat for 15 minutes with pizza pan on top of grates. Meanwhile, divide dough in half and roll each into a roughly 12" circle on a well-floured surface. Transfer first dough-round to a floured pizza peel or rimless baking sheet. Slide dough onto the preheated pan and close grill. When top is bubbly and bottom is browned, flip it over (it'll only take a minute or two). Quickly brush with 1 tbsp olive oil, then top with half the mozzarella, potatoes, bacon and blue cheese. Close grill and cook until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.  If you find your pizza is browning too quickly, simply turn the gas down to low. Repeat with second pizza. Top with onion.