Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cauliflower Flat Bread (Gluten-Free)



For the past few months on the interwebs, I've been hearing a lot of cauliflower crust pizza from the paleo contingency.  I finally decided to try it out for myself, but keep it simple and focus on the crust only.  Pretty easy conceptually with only riced cauliflower, cheese, egg, and seasoning, this base is perfect for a flat bread.  The most difficult part of this recipe is removing the excess water after microwaving/cooking the cauliflower, which is best done by wringing out with a clean dish towel.]

Cauliflower Flat Bread
Ingredients:
  • cauliflower, 1 head
  • shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 cups (or any Italian cheese mix)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • granulated garlic, 1/4 teaspoon
  • oregano, 1/2 teaspoon
  • egg, 1 large, lightly scrambled
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450F. For best results, use a pizza stone.
  2. Clean and dry the cauliflower, removing the stem and any leaves.  Using a grater, grate the cauliflower into "rice."  Transfer into a large microwave-safe bowl, cover, and microwave for 4 minutes.  Dump the cauliflower in the center of a clean dish towel, and spread out evenly.  Allow to cool just enough to handle it, and wring it out over the sink.
  3. Transfer cauliflower into a large mixing bowl. Toss in the cheese and seasonings.  Mix and taste.  Adjust seasonings as needed and mix well.  Lastly, add in the egg and mix.  Using your hands, bring together the "dough" and place on an oiled sheet of parchment paper on a flat (no-lip) cookie sheet or large cutting board.  Flatten out into a thin round/oval shape, about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.  Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack before cutting.
-Erin Swing
The Sensitive Epicure

This is part of Food Network's Fall Fest. Check out The FN Dish.  The summer produce we're focusing on here is cauliflower.  On twitter, we're tagging #FallFest. Here are other cauliflower recipes to try out:  


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