Cauliflower Pizza

by Cindy Suelzle

Directions

  1. Easy Peasy - read through all instructions before you start and then go for it.
  2. Crumble cauliflower to the consistency of coarse oatmeal. Don't pulverize it to a 'flour'. I use a potato masher or a mortar and pestle, something that can break up without powdering.
  3. meaure the 3 cups AFTER its crumbled
  4. Add the parmesan cheese and toss.
  5. Toss with a fork to combine. and then sprinkle the water on 1/4 cup at a time. Toss well to distribute moisture evenly. Much easier to add than take away, so don't be too heavy handed with the water.
  6. Once you've added half to three quarters of the water, tossing well, let it rest for a couple of minutes. You're trying to 'refresh', not drown the cauliflower. Add a little more if needed later.
  7. Test the moisture level of the mixture by touching and squeezing. Is it slightly moist? Does it hold together in a ball when you squeeze it? That's what you want.
  8. Beat up your eggs and add. Stir into the cauliflower mixture and turn out onto a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper.
  9. Gently pat into a circle with your fingers. You're wanting a nice even circle about 1/4" thick. Not too thin or it will get too crispy. Not much bigger than about 8" or 9" across. Make sure your edges are blunted, not too thin as they'll cook faster and may burn.
  10. Bake at 400 degree F for 10-15 minutes. Watch closely after 10 minutes. You're looking for a nice golden brown crust. Remove from heat and allow to cool on a cooling rack (they'll sweat on the cookie sheet), while you prepare toppings.
  11. You'll be able to lift the cooked pizza crust and eat out of hand like a regular pizza.
  12. Top with your favourite toppings. and pop back into the oven for another 5 or so minutes. You're just looking to melt the cheese. Probably not less than 5 minutes, not more than 10 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool on rack for a couple of minutes and slice into quarters. Serve. Enjoy.
  14. Prepare to be amazed.
  15. Variations
  16. sometimes I add a little of the following to the cauliflower mixture simply because I can. In any combination. FD chopped onions, crushed FD red peppers, FD chili peppers, FD crumbled kale or spinach etc
  17. adding other ingredients will affect the amount of water you'll add, but still be sparing with it. A little at a time.
  18. Don't be tempted to add salt to the cauliflower mixture as parmesan cheese is plenty salty enough.

Ingredients


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35 min
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* Adjusting the servings on a recipe adjusts only the first measurement for each ingredient, and does not adjust any measurements in the directions.