Come one, come all, to ruin your palate on this deceptively delicious, gourmet, seasonal pie.
Tip: Ask for cream cheese as an additional topping. It cuts the heat.
Flying Pie Pizza is a regional favorite and you have to give them a try if you're ever in Idaho. Every year in August when Habanero peppers are in full force, so is this pizza. It is a big event for pizza lovers; even those who hate habaneros are more than happy to file in as spectators.
|Warning: You have to sign a waiver to take this pizza out of the restaurant|
There are three levels to the Habanero Pizza:
Level One: Approximately 6 fresh habanero peppers (heat equivalent of 5lbs of jalapeños).
Level Two: Approximately 12 fresh habanero peppers (heat equivalent of 10lbs of jalapeños).
Level Three: Approximately 18 fresh habanero peppers (the heat equivalent of 15lbs of jalapeños).
Why would anyone submit themselves to this special kind of torture? Well, some people love heat; some people love a challenge; and some people love to laugh at both. Even an old pro will turn some shade of red upon consumption.
Bonus: Free ice cream with every pizza ordered.
I'm not getting paid to write this, (although if they wanted to buy me a slice, I'd let them). I only bring it up because Flying Pie's Habanero pizza was one of the very first outings of my Adventure of the Month Club. It holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to it even though it's hotter than my personal liking. I was there just this last Friday, and will be meeting some more friends this coming weekend for a second round.
So, If you're ever in the area late summer, and ready for a challenge, you know where to find me.
Remember: Avoid touching your face until after you've washed your hands. Habanero oil in your eye is an adventure worth skipping.