Domino’s checks viral watermelon pizza recipe with its personal twist, TikTok creator chimes in
Domino’s Australia jumped on a TikTok viral creation – watermelon pizza – and doesn’t seem impressed.
“You keep asking us for a low-carb option,” the pizza chain titled their review video on Monday, citing Oliver Paterson (AKA El Burrito Monster) as a source of inspiration.
Paterson created a watermelon pizza recipe in June that went viral on TikTok with more than 3.4 million views. However, his recipe called for barbecue sauce and chorizo, while Dominos opted for tomato sauce and pepperoni slices.
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The pizza chain noted that watermelon pizza “might have a flavor,” but Paterson told Fox News that the pizza chain may have a better experience following his recipe.
“I’ve seen people try to recreate it but get the key details wrong for it to work – the watermelon needs to be cooked before the toppings go on to remove as much moisture as possible to make a soggy mess Avoid, ”wrote Paterson in an Instagram direct message. “It’s also very important to use BBQ sauce instead of marinara / tomato. BBQ is already a tried and tested flavor combination with watermelon. Tomato (I haven’t tried it myself, but would assume) just doesn’t work, so with these two flaws it is It’s not surprising that they didn’t enjoy their rest. “
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Paterson added that he made his viral watermelon recipe for several people who reportedly enjoyed the unconventional dish.
“It tastes sweet and smoky, with a greasy, salty abundance of cheese and chorizo,” he shared when describing the taste.
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Paterson said he felt inspired to try watermelon pizza after seeing a nominee on the Netflix cooking show “Crazy Delicious” win a round with her barbecue watermelon creation.
“The judges really liked it, so I decided to do it myself,” he wrote on Fox News. “It turned out really great, so I wanted to add my own touch, and when the pineapple-to-pizza debate raged, I decided to switch to watermelon as I don’t really like pineapple, but then I thought I’d use watermelon as a base use for the pizza as it was just the right size for it. “
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Although Paterson knew his watermelon pizza recipe was likely to generate a strong reaction if he shared it on social media, he said he was still surprised at how many people it reached.
“I half expected it to lead to controversy, but I didn’t expect it to go that far,” said Paterson. “It’s a far cry from my most watched TikTok, but it’s definitely the video that got the most mainstream attention.”
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Domino’s Australia representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.