Once again, Nuclear Toast Laboratories returns with a new cooksperiment. I can't take credit for the idea, since I saw it on the intartubes, but that didn't stop me from investigating this concept and bringing you the hard-hitting, gritty truth.
I love pizza. So any opportunity to try a new type of pizza is always welcome. And since this one doesn't seem to have any name, I've dubbed it "McPizza".
First, we need some ingredients. Boboli (whole wheat, of course), sauce, cheese, and... what? Mickey D's?
The contents of the McD's bag: two cheeseburgers, medium fries, 4-piece chicken McNuggets. And, inexplicably, a straw.
Start with the Boboli crust.
Add sauce, top with oregano.
It's me, so it has to be spicy, which means jalapenos.
Add the key McToppings.
Layer on the cheese.
Close-up of some key ingredients.
Bake at 450 for about 15 minutes until the cheese starts getting crunchy around the edges. Here's the McPizza fresh out of the oven.
I used a pizza cutter to slice up all the McGoodness.
Round-robin bite-taking to distribute the delicious taste sensations. Hamburger-y fry-y chicken-y pizza!
To answer everyone's first question, it tastes exactly like you'd expect. Hamburger+pizza or french fries+pizza or chicken nugglets+pizza. That being said, this is one of the most awesome pizzas I've ever had, and believe me, I've put away my fair share. The pickles in the cheeseburger are a nice touch; the fries are just amazing this way, and the chicken McNuggets are surprisingly delicious. Maybe it's just the jalapenos.
The lab notes section:
- This thing is really filling. Extremely filling. So a smaller pizza than you're used to will feed the normal crowd.
- Smush the cheeseburgers in the wrapper before you put them on the pizza, so they're not as vertical.
- I had to arrange the fries to get good coverage without a lot of holes or parts hanging over the edge.
- Eating was a challenge, as the cheese helped make the toppings a layer that wanted to separate from the sauce/crust combination below. So taking a bite would cause the whole topping layer to rise up, pivoting at the bite point, and smack you in the nose. This is a sloppy-eating pizza.
- Reheating was easy. One minute in the microwave, then about 8 minutes in the oven to restore the crispness.
Would I make the McPizza again? Oh HELL yes.