Friday, April 13, 2012
This is another recipe I found on Pinterest. I've been meaning to make it for a while now and finally got around to it on Tuesday night. For some reason I kept thinking it was going to be really involved and a lot of work, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was neither. Here's the link to the original recipe.
And here's my primitive take on it:
The recipe calls for 1 cup of cooked riced cauliflower. The recipe does a great job making it clear that to rice cauliflower all you have to do is stick in the food processor briefly. It doesn't do a great job explaining that 1 cup of raw cauliflower does not equal 1 cup of cooked cauliflower. I ended up cooking the cauliflower twice and I still feel like I was on the light side of cauliflower. I would probably cook three cups of riced cauliflower next time around. Also, it;s kind of amazing to me that you can just cook the cauliflower in the microwave with no water.
1 cup of shredded mozzarella for the crust. I didn't really measure this, but just grated about some cheese. I don't think it was quite a cup. Probably more like a half.
1 egg, beaten. I found out that when they say beat an egg, they mean with a whisk and not a paddle.
Some seasonings, garlic...oregano....I'm not really too sharp on the herbs because I completely forgot to add them to my crust mix. I'm sure things would have been better had then been in there, but they weren't and the pizza was still good.
Bread crumbs. I ended up throwing a few bread crumbs in here. I didn't measure....at all. I just thought the mixture was a little too gooey and liquidy so I dumped some in. They worked out really well.
All right, while you were mixing that crust together you preheated the oven to 450 degrees, right?
Spread the crust out onto a pan, spray with a little oil (this supposedly helps browning) and pop in the oven for 15 minutes. Except I got really worried about it burning because it just seemed so thin so I cooked it for more like 9 minutes.
Pull it out and top with sauce, cheese and toppings.
Pop it back in on broil and cook until cheese melts (3-4 minutes)
If any vegetables need to be cooked they will need to cook seperately, because they aren't in the oven long enough to cook. I didn't want to deal with cooking vegetables seperately so I decided to forgo mushrooms and onions and instead used olives and banana peppers which didn't need cooking.
You'll need to eat this with a fork...but it's really delicious.