Up until last week, I had been Pinterest sober for roughly 2 months. Withdrawal was tough, but slowly I just sort of stopped wanting to make my cute, non-existent dog little jackets, and the desire to reupholster my shabby loveseat (by myself, like any good ‘Pinterester’ ….’Pinner?’) tapered off and disappeared.
In a moment of weakness, I logged back on to Pinterest but stumbled upon this recipe which sounded delicious. I typically eschew following recipes in general, but this was low-carb, cauliflower crust pizza! Lived up to the Pinterest hype and was excellent.
To make the crust, the recipe calls for:
- Half a head of fresh cauliflower
- 1 egg
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- Garlic power
- 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese or mozzarella
I went a little overboard with the toppings but you get the idea.
Because I don’t have a adequate food processor, (my roommate let me use his magic bullet and I may or may not have burned out the motor…) I grated the cauliflower by hand until I had roughly 2 CUPS. Pinterest told me it should have the consistency of snow, which it kind of did!
- Put cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and heat for roughly 7 to 8 min
- Let the cauliflower cool, and strain in a cool cloth to adsorb any moisture. DON’T TRY AND STRAIN IT RIGHT OUT OF THE MICROWAVE! I burned the tips of every one of my fingers trying to save time, be a hero and do this right away.
- Add the egg, cheese, garlic powder and the salt and pepper! I used chili flakes in mine.
- Mix all together. It becomes dough-like with the egg
- Flatten on a baking tray like regular pizza dough, keeping the crust thin
(It looked like someone ransacked my kitchen when I was finished.)
- Add pizza sauce to the top of the crust
- Get as creative as you want with the toppings!
- I added mushrooms, artichoke hearts, black olives, tomatos, onions, beets, black forest ham and mozzarella. Lots of that.
- Almost done: Place in oven: 425 degrees for twenty five minutes
- It should look something like this…
(It serves about three to four people or you can do what I did and demolish it with a very hungry friend! Leftovers?)
- Pinterest success! Enjoy!