PIZZA.....ONE OF MY GUILTY PLEASURES. LIVING NEAR NEW YORK CITY MAKES IT ALL TOO EASY TO GET A GREAT SLICE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WORK IN MANHATTAN LIKE FDNY FIREFIGHTER ERIC HOWARD OF ENGINE 54 IN MIDTOWN! BUT WHAT IF YOU WANT THE SAME PIZZA FLAVOR WITHOUT THE GUILT? CAULIFLOWER PIZZA OF COURSE!
CAULIFLOWER IS NOT THE MOST POPULAR VEGGIE IN THE PRODUCE AISLE. BUT FEAR NOT, THIS VEGETABLE CAN BE EASILY TRANSFORMED IN TO "RICE" OR NOW...PIZZA CRUST! NOW LET'S THROW DOWN THIS GREAT RECIPE WITH THE HELP OF OUR FRIENDS FROM THE FIREFIGHTER THROWDOWN!
CAULIFLOWER "CRUST" PIZZA
Pre-heat oven to 425*
2-3 cups of grated cauliflower (use cheese grater or food processor)
Microwave the cauliflower for 3 minutes (or steam)
Place cauliflower in a cheesecloth or thin dishcloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. This is crucial to a crispy crust.
Mix in 1 egg and parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste (garlic if you would like)
Mold into a crust shape on a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment paper
Place in oven for about 15 minutes
Remove, add your toppings and return to oven for another 10 minutes or so.