How to Get Large Slices of Pizza from Homemade Pie

This seems so obvious, but like all things of genius, it is only obvious after you’ve seen it. Never in a million years would I have come up with this solution on my own.

It’s a problem we’ve all struggled with: you want a large, New York-style, foldable slice—a slice cut out of a pie 18″ in diameter or larger—but the problem is, most home oven pizza stones just aren’t big enough, leaving you with measly looking 6″ slices that barely qualify as an hors d’oeuvre, much less a full on satisfying snack.

Well, thanks to an interesting talk thread and community member Frizzaldo who was the first to attempt this unique method for My Pie Monday, we’ve now got a brand-spanking-new technique to add to our home-pizza-making arsenal: how to get large slices of pizza out of a small pie, and it’s remarkably easy.

I always end up doing tiny slices or little square cuts with homemade pizza. Now? Never again. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is probably in my top five heroes at the moment. He can do no wrong.

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  • Sarah April 28, 2011, 12:54 pm

    Absolutely genius. I'm disappointed at you for not coming up with this yourself, Jim.

    • jamesfurbush April 28, 2011, 3:06 pm

      Tell me about it!?! As soon as I saw this, it was like the great fog of my life had been lifted from my eyes.