Mar 18 2014
Yesterday I gave you a Chicken Fried Cauliflower recipe that I took from Bethenny Frankel’s show focusing on cauliflower, and today I bring you another. This too is from Bethenny, and was presented by Chef Ilan Hall, but when I looked for the recipe online, I found that this one has been done by a few people, including Paula Deen. This is a tasty pizza crust, and a great option for those that want to remain gluten-free. Being without parchment paper, I baked mine in a cast iron skillet brushed with oil, and I highly recommend that you wait until you have the right paper if you don’t. My crust was fairly difficult to get out of the pan, and didn’t hold together very well. I think it would have if it had just been on a baking sheet with parchment though. I also don’t recommend piling this pizza up with all kinds of toppings, as the crust just isn’t stable enough to hold them.
1/2 head of cauliflower $1.50
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, plus 1/2 cup, grated $1.88
1 egg, lightly beaten $0.20
1 clove garlic, chopped $0.01
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped $0.25
1 cup tomato or pizza sauce $1.00
Total cost $4.86
Cost per serving $1.22
1.) Place cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it looks like small grains of rice. Don’t process it too much or it will turn into mush.
2.) Place cauliflower in a pan and fill the bottom with water. Place a lid over the pot and steam until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes. Again, don’t cook it too long or it will turn to mush. Drain, place in a bowl and place in the fridge until it’s fully cooled, about 20 minutes.
3.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
4.) To the bowl with the cauliflower add 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese, parsley, egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Combine until it’s all evenly mixed.
5.) Pour mixture onto the parchment paper and press and shape it into a pizza crust. Place in the preheated oven and bake until it’s lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
6.) Remove from oven and spread spaghetti or pizza sauce evenly over top, and sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top. Place back in the oven just until the cheese is melted, and remove. Allow pizza to sit for a few minutes before cutting into slices.
7.) Serve and enjoy!