Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CAULIFLOWER pizza crust.

that's right. cauliflower pizza crust. i've been a cauli-connoisseur lately with my cauli-alfredo & now this. and you too, even if you have a super used in baking sheet like me, can create this wonderful carb-free crust at home. don't judge me on the baking sheet thing. i'm about to get married remember? and have registered for a million of these things.

this was surprisingly easy, but make sure to not skip the "drying of the cauliflower" step. it's crucial! 

i was craving pizza last night, but after my two mile run, i didn't wanna waste all the calories burned on papa john's that would've made me feel like crap an hour later. so cauliflower pizza crust with fresh veggies on top was the key for me. although you can add any toppings, including meat, to this & it's definitely just as good. 

i was really impressed. and i may even make this for lee and not tell him it's cauliflower until after he eats it, says how good my homemade "crust" was and then watch his jaw drop when i tell him it's vegetables. i love that kind of trick. 

what you'll need to make one 9 inch pizza:
1 small head of cauliflower (or half of one big one) - keep just the florets. slice off the stems.
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1 egg
dried oregano
dried basil
garlic powder
salt & pepper to season
desired toppings for pizza

what you do:
preheat oven to 450 degree. pulse your cauliflower florets in a blender or food processor until it resembles tiny rice. dump into a big bowl & microwave for 4 minutes. let the cauliflower cool & drain through a small mesh to rid excess water & pat dry with paper towels until the moisture is gone. toss back in the bowl. add the oregano, basil, garlic powder to your liking & then salt & pepper to taste. crack in an egg and combine until fully mixed in. i used my hands and it worked great.

spray a baking sheet with non stick spray & drop your "dough" onto it and press out to form a crust; making sure to do it evenly & not too thin. 

bake for 10-12 minutes until it's browning. then take it out, top with you desired sauce/toppings and bake for about 5 more minutes until crispy.

eat immediately. this doesn't do leftovers.

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