Once Upon a Thyme – Corned Beef Pizza with Fried Eggs



There have been many instances where I’ve entertained the idea of vegetarianism, yet, it’s the taste of corned beef that reminds me time after time why I’ll remain a carnivore. Savory, salty, corned beef is made by treating beef (usually brisket) with salt, sugar, and spices. The term comes from the treatment of the meat with large-grained rock salt, also called “corns” of salt. This corned beef recipe is prepared on a whole wheat dough with crispy sliced potatoes and fried eggs for added protein. 




16 oz frozen whole wheat pizza dough, defrosted 

1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp canola oil 

1 large onion, sliced into strips 

2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into ½ inch rounds 

1 lb corned beef roast 

1 tsp salt 

½  tsp black pepper 

1 cups fresh parsley, cleaned and chopped 

1 tbsp + 1½ tsp salt, divided 

2 eggs 

Baking spray 

2 tbsp honey  



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Place corned beef in a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil and then to medium heat for 1.5-2 hours. 
  3. In a flat baking tray, combine potato slices, 1 tbsp canola oil, and 1 tsp salt, and toss. Bake covered until golden for about 25-30 minutes. 
  4. Line a large baking tray with foil and spray with baking spray. Gently stretch or roll out pizza dough until it’s thin and fits to the size of the baking tray.  
  5. Brush dough with olive oil and bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes until the bottom is crisp and golden. 
  6. When pizza dough is baked, brush honey evenly around the dough, while leaving the crust without. 
  7. In a large skillet, sauté onion in 2 tbsp canola oil until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove onions from skillet and set aside. 
  8. In the same skillet, place eggs and cook for 1-3 minutes until whites are opaque.  
  9. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 
  10. Using two forks, pull apart corned beef and  Place corn beef around the baked dough. Add the sliced potatoes, sauteed onions, and top with the fried eggs. Serve warm.