Friday, October 7, 2016

The Driller Killer (1979) - The Driller Killer Pizza

The Driller Killer Pizza (half green peppers, half cheese) - a companion recipe for The Driller Killer (1979), directed by Abel Ferrara. See the plot synopsis & review here, from our friends at Outpost Zeta.

"Reno Miller (Abel Ferrara) is an artist in a rundown part of Manhattan. He lives with two women, Pamela (Baybi Day), and Carol (Carol Slaughter). The trio are barely scraping by and struggle to keep their apartment and pay the phone bill," says Outpost Zeta... and what's worse... they can't decide what kind of pizza to order! Reno wants green peppers but the girls just want cheese.

So here you go. Half green peppers, half cheese:

For today's creation, RQT used four types of green peppers: bell pepper, serrano, poblano, and jalapeno, over drained crushed tomatoes, olive oil, with fresh basil. 

For the cheese, we tested lactose-free Go Veggie brand mozzarella-style shreds--which is not vegan - it contains milk casein, I realized too late. (Photo below.)  It tasted cheesy and browned up appropriately on the finished pizza. All in all a good substitute for those who are lactose intolerant or wanting to reduce dairy in their diet, but not suitable for vegans. If you're not looking closely, it's easy to mistake it for vegan as it's shelved next to the vegan brands and it has a big green GV seal on the back of the package. More than a little deceptive, in my opinion.

As to the recipe itself, RQT's favorite pizza dough recipe can be found here, at "Brick-Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)". If you don't have a pizza stone, you can make it using a pizza pan. It will be a little different, but certainly still edible. After five minutes of baking, I gently slid the pizza off the pan and let it finish right on the rack.

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