Pizza will always be Italian, but there’s no denying that New York style pizza is truly delicious. If you compare the popular Westernized, New York style pizza, you will soon realize that it is actually quite different to the traditional pizzas found in Italy. Mr. Pizza outlines below what makes New York style pizza so yummy!
Is New York Style Pizza Thick or Thin?
New York style pizza tends to be designed to be large and wide, with a thin hand-thrown pizza crust. The crust of the pizza is generally very crisp, and easy to snap while the base of the pizza is flexible and easy to fold over to eat. You can find a variety of different toppings on New York style pizza, but the most popular is cheese pizza. You can buy whole New York style pizzas or by the slice.
New York Style Pizza Ingredients
Like most pizzas, New York style pizza is composed of pizza dough, sauce, cheese and toppings. What makes New York style pizza different from other types, is the specific type of pizza crust, sauce flavors and ingredients and toppings as well as how it is cooked.
New York Pizza Crust
New York style pizza is famous for its thin crust. The pizza dough is typically made from flour, yeast, water, olive oil, sugar and salt.
Although New York pizza has a thin pizza crust, the dough still has to rise. This is why yeast is added to the dough before it is hand tossed and baked.
Does New York Pizza have Sauce?
While a New York style pizza can be made with different sauces, the classic New York style pizza is made with a red, tomato-based sauce that is sweeter than found on regular style pizzas. Every pizza shop has its own sauce recipe, but the basic ingredients include tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil and basil.
What Kind of Cheese is Used in New York Style Pizza?
The most popular cheese for pizza is mozzarella, and New York style stays true to that classic choice. While other Italian pizzas such as a margherita pizza will use fresh mozzarella, New York style pizza uses shredded mozzarella. The shredded cheese is spread evenly across the whole pie, so that rather than pools of cheese, you get an even amount of cheesy goodness in every bite.
What Toppings are on a New Yorker Pizza?
As mentioned above, the most classic slice of New York pizza is a cheese pizza with no toppings. Still, customers enjoy many other toppings including pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives and / or peppers. Other topping additions include shavings of parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, oregano, and garlic powder for customers to add if they like.
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