Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza With Smoked Mozzarella
Deep-dish pizza has a famous reputation, and many hard-core Chicagoans will insist it can’t be replicated outside of their hometown. This recipe makes a good case for a homemade version to rival the original. The key is to use a butter-coated cast-iron skillet and then dusted with cornmeal, which makes for a crisp crust with rich flavor. Inside, the filling is standard but the seasoned diced tomatoes, instead of just sauce, add a modern twist. A welcome addition of smoked mozzarella and salty sheep’s milk pecorino Romano is a mix of new and expected. The next step to making it a home run experience is to get some craft beers and—if you’re really going for it—a Cubs cap or Bulls jersey.