A huge, thin, crispy, chewy crust defines New York-style pizza.  

New York-style pizza is renowned for its large, thin crust that is both crispy and chewy. Here's how to make it: 

Ingredients: – 1 pound pizza dough (homemade or store-bought) – 1 cup pizza sauce – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese – Optional toppings: pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, etc. – Cornmeal (for dusting)

1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to the highest temperature setting (usually around 500°F or as high as your oven will go). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while preheating.

1. Prepare the Pizza Dough: Dust a clean surface with flour or cornmeal to prevent sticking. Stretch or roll out the pizza dough into a round shape, making it as thin as possible without tearing. The dough should be about 12-14 inches in diameter.

Assemble the Pizza: Transfer the stretched dough to a pizza peel or a lightly floured baking sheet. If using a pizza stone, sprinkle cornmeal over the pizza peel or baking sheet to help the pizza slide off easily onto the stone.  

Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, and add your desired toppings. 

1. Bake the Pizza: Carefully transfer the assembled pizza to the preheated oven. If using a pizza stone, slide the pizza directly onto the stone. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

1. Use a Meat Thermometer: To ensure that meat is cooked to the proper internal temperature and doneness, use a meat thermometer. This helps prevent undercooked or overcooked meat and ensures food safety.

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