On the soft edge – Instant pizza sandwich

At times – when we’re too tired to eat and too hungry to sleep – only a slice of soggy pizza will do. And the microwave becomes our best friend as we’re heating the fat edge from a store-bought pizza until the mozzarella starts to bubble.

A sprinkle of salt and cayenne pepper, a handful of rocket, and a drizzle of olive oil later, the soft crust gets folded in two and eaten over a plate. Because, the last thing you want is to ruin your pajamas.

It’s an almost instant sandwich for those of you who – like us – seem to choose gooey over crisp, but only in the comfort of our home.

And I do see you coming with blahs and sighs. But most importantly, what’s your very own hidden – not to say, controversial – pleasure?


  1. I eat my bread frozen in the morning… What started as breakfast in a hurry has now become a staple. And herring in tomato sauce from a can! But that one is very hidden.

  2. I like to sit in front of a movie with a teaspoon, a jar of tahini and a jar of honey.. a spoonful of honey dunked into the tahini never fails to get me all excited. The bad part is that I can go through at least half a jar of each in one sitting.. gulp.

  3. Have you ever tried taralli? From south Italy, little olive-oil baked breadsticks, curled around on themselves like snails. Addictive.

    Otherwise, when I was littler, even more irresponsible, I would make a plate of buttered croutons for breakfast. (Melt a big chunk of butter on a baking tray in a hot oven. Cube two slices of homemade bread, toss in butter, bake for 5-10 minutes.) Possibly served with a fresh strawberry milkshake. :)


  4. Favourite guilty snack of the moment is black pepper ryvita with philadelphia and italian cacciatorino salame on top…mmmm

  5. Nothing at all wrong with squishy pizza – it’s a little more how they have it in Italy, and a little bit like cheese on toast… perfect! My guilty snacking lately involves licking the bowl of whatever’s getting baked (with the aid of a pastry scraper), cereal for supper (given half a chance), and lentil patties cooked on the sandwich press (for a healthy and super-quick dinner more nights than I care to name!). Feel better about that pizza now…?

  6. Des nouilles instantanées avec un oeuf poché.
    Une tartine de vache qui rit avec des rondelles de bananes.
    Une saucisse de Stasbourg enveloppée dans du cheddar puis fourée dans un pain au lait, le tout au four.
    (le concept de sandwich pizza est délicieusement sophistiqué à côté de tout ça!)

  7. I do this exact pizza/rocket combination, although I generally use bad delivery pizza…or bad pizza delivery leftovers! Otherwise, it’s generally gummy candy, like Haribo peaches or citrus mix. Not exactly controversial, but clearly a guilty pleasure.

  8. Looks wonderful…Comme tout ce qui contient de la roquette!
    Moi j’ai très très honte d’adorer la vache qui rit au jambon, et les pots de bébé patates-patates douces- semoule. Ah et j’allais oublier les crêpes surgelées jambon-fromage. Ca c’est vraiment le trip très régressif!

  9. Ahhh, thank you for not being a food snob! Microwave pizza may be one of my guilty pleasures, along with Kraft American Cheese slices for grilled cheese sandwiches…I know it’s not real cheese but I cannot resist the gooey-ness.

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