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Hi! Here we are to make a calzone. First thing we’re going to do on calzone, so all we do is we’ll take some pizza crusts, she buy at the store. You go up to the store or whatever. You can use whatever kind of dough you want, you can use some pizza crust if you like, make it and use it, that’s fine. This is just quick and easy. You open it up, it goes “pop,” and then the dough comes out of it, ready to go. How can you beat that? For this, we used dough, that’s all, it’s just dough. And I have greased my pan. You can use whatever kinds of spread you want to use, spread our nice butter with greased pan.
Let’s unroll this thing. Kind of try to put it in the middle of the pan. We’ll going to make it a little thinner. I'm going to bring you close and show you this up close. I cut this in sections and then we use—put whatever we like inside our calzone, whatever you like, put it in the calzone.
I’m going to use tomato sauce, green peppers, onions, garlic, a little tiny season action and sausage and ham and cheese. How can you go wrong? What we’ll do is I’m going to firm flat this out the beast I can in my pan. I want to make it fit in my pan. It was like I’m making a pizza. I’m going to flat it out and make it thick in the pan, strips that like that, flat and rip it, okay. And then I’m going to make two calzones out of this. So what I’ll do is just cut it down the middle, right. Go down then I will start with my stuff.
So the first thing we’re going to do is put our tomato sauce, a little tomato sauce right in the middle. We want to kind of try and keep our grease in the middle because we’re going to fold this thing over. We’ll make two little calzones. And you can make this as big as you want. You could put a nice stuff if you want it in here. There is a whole that you could put it in there.
Little tomato sauce right in the middle, that’s all we need. Then we will come back with our meat, we will put a little bit of sausage right in the middle. This is regional country sausage, little sweet sausage. It’s not hot. You can use hot sauce if you want to, alright. Put this sausage right in the middle, no big deal.
So we then cook our calzones. I’m going to take this Italian sausage, little Italian sausage and I’m going to cut it up after I cook it. And I have this—cut your sausage here. These are little sweet sausage. It’s not very spicy. It’s not hot. I don’t like it hot. If you want you could use hot sausage. We’re going to put this into our calzone. We will come back a little bit of ham, these are little tiny bit of ham, little flavor on top of that, right there.
We’re also going to take ourselves in a nice ham steak and we’re going to cube it up into little cubes and we’re going to put it into our calzone also. Then we got surprise, some Italian sausage will surprise for you up in this. We put a bunch of Italian sausages just enough to get little surprise. But hey, that’s Italian sausage!
Now I have my sausage cooked, I go ahead and slice this up. I don’t want to make it really small but I will make it small enough to fit in the calzone. It can be a little lumpy, not real lumpy. I want to be a little surprise for you. When you get inside them you’ll say, “Hey, there’s an Italian sausage up in this thing! I was not even expecting that.” Because what they’re expecting is just that crumbled up sweet sausage. They’re not expecting any Italian sausage and this would be a nice surprise up in your calzone.
Now we’re going to come back for onions and peppers, right on top with that. Look at that. This was sautéed onions and peppers. I’m going to cool of. It’s a little bit warm still but onions and peppers sautéed and that sausage, the Italian sausage right there on top of that.
I like to have my vegetables cooked. What I put in my calzone, you do not have to cook the vegetables. What I’m going to do is I’m going to just take the sausage out of here. I’m going to take these sausage out and then I’m going to put my vegetables right back into this oil here and cook my vegetables a little bit before I put them into my calzone. I like my veg to be cocked. And you don’t have to, you could just put the vegetable straight into your calzone raw but I like to have them cooked. I don’t really like the onions and peppers in my food. But if you like that and that’s the way you should eat it. I think my onions and garlic, I’m going to put it right in the oil again. I’m just going to spice them up with that sausage, Italian sausage that I cooked out and I will get flavor up into my vegetables, but at the same time I'm going to caramelize them and then I will take this sautéed caramelized vegetables.
So your peppers, green peppers, there’s a whole green pepper cut up and you cut up right there. I’ll put them after I sautéed and get them nice and caramelized into our calzone and that we would have caramelized vegetable, you know, onions and peppers in our calzone. Look at that thing. I'm going to cook them a little bit. What I’m going to do is put them on low, about medium-low, about three on my stove and just let them sauté for a little bit while I prepare everything else. I will let them go for about five to ten minutes. I don’t want to burn.
Then, we can put the cheese and we’ll come with some mozzarella, a little mozzarella right in the middle like that, okay, a mozzarella like that. And then I’m going to put a little bit of cheddar just so we have some different cheese and different colors up in our calzone, a little bit yellow cheesy on top with cheddar on top.
Now we are going to wrap this over. We will bring this up here, fold it over, fold it over. We don’t want any wholes, there’s going to be no whole anyway. Fold it over. A little over, okay.Now in our episode we’ll bring this up here, fold it over, fold it over, foldit over, want to be filled or we don’t want holes, there’d be no holes anyway. Fold it over and we’ll fold it over, okay. And then we want to pinch this together on the outsides so we still look nice and good like that and I’m going to take this whole thing if I can or just like that.
Now, we throw this in the oven about 400 degrees until it started to get brown outside. It takes about 10 minutes to 15 minutes and they’re done.
All right our calzones, I think they are done. We will take them out. Look at this. That looks beautiful. Can you see that? Isn’t that wonderful? That is calzone. It’s just a rolled up pizza, put whatever you want in it, roll it up and bang!