Friday, January 18, 2013

Easy Cheesy Pizza

Anonymous Taste Tester: Yes, yes, yes!
Quick? Yes! Easy? Yes, yes! Can I use whatever I’ve got in the fridge? Yes, yes, yes! Can I make it for dinner tonight? Yes, yes, yes, yes! Packed with nutritional value, this penny-pinching pizza should take about 30 minutes from the moment you start to the moment it’s served. Dollinks, you’re going to love it! 

Easy Cheesy Pizza:

To Prepare the Crust:

5 large eggs
½ c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese (see Note)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Beat above ingredients until frothy and well combined: I used a hand-blender. Pour into well-greased 12-in. (30 cm) pizza pan, baking 10 min. or until set. Remove egg crust from oven, adding toppings of your choice. The selections below are merely a guideline.

To Prepare the Toppings:

½ c. tomato sauce (see Further Note)
½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 or 2 large fresh mushrooms, finely sliced 
2 tbsp. onions, finely chopped
2 c. grated Mozzarella cheese
¼ c. finely grated Parmesan cheese
7-to-9 rounds spicy salami, sliced medium-fine

Raise heat to “broil,” leaving oven door slightly open. Brush crust with tomato sauce. Setting a small amount of Mozzarella aside, combine all ingredients except salami. Sprinkle combined ingredients evenly over tomato sauce. Dot with salami, sprinkling each piece with reserved Mozzarella. With oven rack in medium position, broil 5-to-7 min., until cheeses melt and toppings are golden. Serve at once. Yields 4 large or 8 small slices.

Note: No need to use expensive, top-grade Parmesan. I used a shake-on commercial variety.

Further Note: Overdoing it with the tomato sauce can make your crust soggy. The scant amount I recommend is appropriate for this size of crust. If your pizza pan isn’t as large as mine, use one less egg and slightly less of each ingredient. 

Use a 12-in. or 30 cm pan, Dollinks! 

Combine crust ingredients well

Pour into well-greased pan, baking 10 min.

Brush scant amount of tomato sauce over baked crust

Spoon combined topping ingredients over tomato sauce.

Taste-test salami. Répétez ceci! Et encore!

Add 7-to-9 salami slices. Eat the rest. Feign ignorance. Moi???

Broil. Yes, broil. Fresh from the oven in no time flat!

Large or small, each slice is nutritious and delicious!

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