from as far back as i can remember, i've had a favorite food. it is original, unique, nothing you've ever heard a child or adult rave about before. pizza.
since pinterest has been a thing, i've been intrigued by this cauliflower crust pizza craze. i've just never made it. until now.
i mean, blech...take this bland vegetable that looks more like a halloween prop than something edible and imagine it replacing my beloved pizza dough. did i mention blech? well i am here to tell you. this 'can you believe it?!' crust is crazy good. come on. make it with me.
make sand out of a small head of cauliflower in a food processor. it should make about three cups worth by the time you're done. now microwave it for four minutes in a microwave safe bowl.
dump your 'caulisand' on a kitchen towel because you will soon be wringing every last drop of liquid out of it you can. let it cool for a few minutes before you do this so the micro-waves don't burn you. yep, super-scientific.
heat your oven and pizza pan in it to 450 degrees. take your cauliflower and squeeze, squeeze, squeeze it inside your kitchen towel. your goal is to get all of the water out. this was the best workout i got all week.
in a small bowl, dump the cauliflower (which will still seem wet). mix with both the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. then, mix in one egg.
stir in the kosher salt and herbs. roll the oregano between your fingers as your let it fall to bring out the aromatic properties.
remember, we're pretending this bowl of veggies is going to make a pizza. come on, keep up the charade with me. roll it into a "dough" ball and place on parchment paper.
make the pizza pie with your hands! go on, have fun. but wait- don't toss it in the air. that would make a giant mess. this is cauliflower after all.
slide the crust on parchment paper onto the preheated pizza pan and heat in the oven for about 10 minutes. i'm not going to deny that it will smell delicious when you pull it out.
top your pizza any way you like it or usually would. better yet, or usually wouldn't. put it back in the oven until your toppings are cooked; which took me about 8 minutes.
i couldn't wait to see what this very thin crusted pizza would taste like. i added pepperonis to my eye guy's half and was really hoping he wouldn't spit out a mouth full of pizza toppings upon a flat bread of cauliflower.
ok. i can't tell you how utterly shocked i was at how stinkin' delicious this pizza was. even my main squeeze thought it was a new delicious herb crust. he was dumbfounded when i told him what it was made of. we both found it so scrumptious and i hope you do too!
cauliflower crust pizza
adapted from the tasty kitchen blog
what you need
1 small head of cauliflower
1/4 cups parmesan cheese
1/4 cups mozzarella cheese
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
what you do