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Here’s an interesting way to get your pizza fix. Use your slow cooker. I made up a batch of my one and only pizza dough (recipe here) and laid it out nicely in the bottom of the slow cooker pot.
Next, came the toppings. I kept this one simple with spicy sausage, caramelized onion and lots of cheese.
Then I put the lid on loosely over a tea towel, set cooking time on high for four hours and walked away….hoping there would be edible pizza for supper.
Surprise, surprise! It worked! It was more than just edible. It was delicious.
I was surprised at how well it turned out. Predictably, the crust wasn’t the crispy on the outside results we’re used to but it was well cooked through, chewy and very tasty. Would I make it again? I guess the answer would have to be: it depends. Are there other options? On the boat, yes…the bbq grill with the small pizza stones makes a better result in a fraction of the time. But if the weather is bad, who wants to to be out in a storm firing up the grill, so in this case, yes. Slow cooking could be an alternative. Another issue is electricity. We do have a generator for when we aren’t hooked up to shore power but would we want to run the generator for 4 hours? Unlikely. After all of this ruminating, my conclusion would be that this gives us yet another option should we be craving pizza, in a storm, hooked up to shore power. In my land galley, it becomes a more attractive option because I could set it to cook and go about doing other things for four hours. Now, that option I like and it’s why I love the versatility of my slow cooker.