Unless you grew up in a very small area of Pennsylvania, chances are you’ve need heard of German Pizza or German Pie as it’s affectionately referred to by the locals. Even in the rural areas of Easton, PA where the “pie” seems to be the most popular, there’s not really alot of places it can be found. I remember eating my first one at Miz’s Steak House, which has long been closed.
Think of a German Pizza as a cross between a pizza and a Philly Cheesesteak. It’s really that simple. If you Google it what you’ll find is nothing close to what I’m talking about. So how do you make a German Pizza? First off the typical pizza ingredients; crust, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Next some thinly sliced ribeye steak, onions, and sliced banana peppers. That’s it.
Prepare the pizza like any other. Crust, then sauce, then cheese. Cook and chop the ribeye steak and then sprinkle on pizza, add the sliced onions and banana peppers and you’re good to go. That’s it. Oh, and don’t forget the Birch beer.
Stand-up comedian and long time lover of food Tom Riehl has been involved with food and cooking since the age of 15. He was the host of the cable cooking show Food Rules and appears at comedy clubs regularly. Hopefully you'll find some great recipes here and will stop back often!