In the cuisine of the United States, Greek pizza is a style of pizza crust and preparation where the pizza is proofed and cooked in a metal pan rather stretched to order and baked on the floor of the pizza oven. A shallow pan is used, unlike the deep pans used in Sicilian-American, Chicago, or Detroit-styled pizzas. Its crust is typically spongy, airy, and light, like focaccia but not as thick. The crust is also rather oily, due to the coating of oil applied to the pan during preparation.
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||New England|
|Main ingredients||Pizza dough, cheese, tomato sauce|
Greek pizza was invented by a Greek from Albania in Connecticut in 1954. His system consisted of preparing a full day's supply of crusts in 10-inch pans in the morning rather than tossing and stretching the dough to order. In Connecticut, by the 1980s, 40% of pizzerias were operated by Greeks.
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