Now, I have never been a very adventurous chef. I recently moved to California, though, and now I have access to farmer's markets within walking distance. Plus, I'm living alone, sans roommate, for the first time in my life, which means I can make whatever I want and no one can complain that we've had pasta for the fourth time that week. HAHA.
This has all made me feel a little more experimental.
One of my friends alerted me to the fact that one can make pizza crust using cauliflower. I took a gander at the ORIGINAL RECIPE HERE and it seemed pretty doable.
THIS IS DELICIOUS.
Plus it holds together super well! You can definitely pick it up and eat with your hands without any difficulty.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1 medium head cauliflower
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mince the cauliflower as finely as you have the patience for (it should kinda look like rice).
- Place it in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 8 minutes or until cooked.
- Dump the cauliflower into a clean dish towel (or several) and squeeze as much moisture out as you can. VERY IMPORTANT, otherwise the crust will stick to the parchment!
- Mix the cauliflower, egg, mozzarella, oregano, salt, and pepper, and press the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 450F oven until lightly golden brown- about 20 minutes.
As it happens, my microwave timer is broken, so my crust ended up being a little burned. It isn't supposed to be as dark as it is in the photo. Sigh.
I topped my crust with the rest of the mozzarella I had, fresh chopped basil, and cayenne pepper. I baked it for another ten-ish minutes, and it came out GREAT.
Enough for one famished twenty-three-year-old lady.