Pizza crust made from cauliflower. It exists, it's easy, and it's good. It doesn't taste like pizza crust per se, but it doesn't taste like cauliflower, either.
This recipe comes to you via my friend Juliet Ames (who, incidentally, is also an incredible jewelry artist who makes earrings, rings, pendants, belt buckles, cufflinks and more out of broken plates. She also makes china knuckles. China knuckles! And did I mention Rachael Ray wore one of her pendants on her show? Because yeah. Juliet's awesome. Buy her jewelry). She posted about cauliflower pizza crust on her Facebook, and I was immediately intrigued, especially as it's a healthy alternative to carbs and gluten-free to boot.
The recipe basically follows hers, although I Googled around and found quite a few variations on this. It can also be adapted for breadsticks!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
makes 2 personal pizzas
2 cups grated cauliflower, fresh or frozen
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup of shredded cheese of your choice
spices of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Grate that cauliflower. I used frozen which I microwaved and it was VERY soggy, so if you go my route, make sure to wring it out once it's grated. If you use raw, it should be fine.
3. Combine egg, cauliflower, cheese and spices until well-mixed.
4. Spread mixture into two well-greased aluminum pie pans, making sure it's even all around.
5. Bake for 30ish minutes, then flip and bake for another 10. The edges should be well-done.
6. Add sauce and toppings (I used mozzarella pearls, grated Italian blend cheese, tomatoes, and basil), then broil until the cheese is melted.
You could easily double this recipe and make the crust in another size pan, big enough to feed several people (although I think the personal pizza version is sort of cute, and the "hidden" cauliflower is also a good way to "get" kids to eat more vegetables, if you're feeling like Jessica Seinfeld).