Saturday, February 2, 2013

Recipe from the Kitchen at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, GA USA

SAVANNAH, Georgia (January 31, 2013)  --I was just in the kitchen making home-fresh appetizers for afternoon social hour when I decided it might be a nice idea to share some of my recipes with you all. Usually I get requests from guests while we are standing around the table talking and eating. I try to convey the recipes as quickly and easily as possible, but I am sure not everyone remembers the instructions or ingredients once they are home. So, I am going to start posting some of my most requested bed and breakfast recipes on this blog site for you from time to time. You can let me know what you think.

Let's start with one of my favorite foods, pizza. I love making pizza because it's fast, easy and you can put virtually any combinations of ingredients on it. I think of pizza as the ultimate finger food. When I make this one I always get a request for this easy recipe.

Sausage and Hummus Pizza –
Jackie Heinz, Zeigler House Inn, Savannah Georgia USA

1 - ball of store bought pizza dough (or you can make your own. Publix sells it from the bakery.)
1 – 8 oz. container of roasted red pepper hummus
1 lb. – ground Hot Italian Sausage, crumbled and cooked thoroughly (You can also use mild sausage if you don’t like the heat but I like the contrast of the spicy with the sweet of the onions.)
3 – large caramelized onions (See directions below.)
8 oz. – crumbled, Feta Cheese
1 Tbs – Italian seasoning

Caramelized Onions - 
Clean and slice three onions thin. Melt 2 tbs. butter and 1 tbs. olive oil over medium heat, add onions. Stirring occasionally so they don’t burn cook onions for about 15 minutes. Lower heat and add 2 tbs. brown sugar and continue to cook until the onions are a dark golden brown and there is no liquid from the onions or butter left. Set aside to cool.

Assembling the Pizza -
Roll out pizza dough on large sheet pan, prick dough with a fork to keep dough from bubbling up. Bake at 400 for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and assemble the rest of the pizza.
Spread hummus over dough then top with caramelized onions, sausage, cheese and Italian seasoning. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

That's it. Pretty easy stuff and it only takes about 45 minutes start to finish! Here at Zeigler House Inn I use this as an appetizer but it make a good meal as well by just serving a nice salad along side. Hope you'll give it a try.

Bon appetit!

Copyright (c) 2013 Jackie Heinz / Zeigler House Inn

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