Thus far, we’ve mostly played it safe on Dig It or Dog It, and we’ve had some yummy food as a result. However, the whole point is to expand our food horizons and try things we otherwise might not. We decided to be a little more adventurous this week by making a pizza crust out of cauliflower. The results were less than appetizing.
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- a head of cauliflower
- 1 egg
- garlic salt (optional)
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped (optional)
- whatever pizza toppings your little heart desires
Remove all greens and stems from a head of cauliflower. Finely chop the florets using a food processor, blender, or knife – whichever works best for you. Steam the cauliflower in the microwave for about four minutes. Remove from microwave and dump the cauliflower onto a clean tea towel to cool. Be sure to let it cool completely, unless you want to burn your hands when you wring out the water. Wring out the water until you’re quite certain the cauliflower is as dry as the desert. Add one egg and knead the mixture like dough. Feel free to add any spices or other ingredients you’d like, then form the mixture into the shape of a pizza crust. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add toppings as desired. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Mistakes Were Made
Pizza crust comes in many forms – thin, deep-dish, hand-tossed, etc. Some of these forms are better than others, but they’re all at least edible. When you throw cauliflower into the mix, however, pizza crust loses its delightful doughiness and becomes an unappealing slab. It reminds one of how important crust really is to pizza.
In our case, it’s not entirely the cauliflower’s fault. We made some mistakes along the way and gravely lacked the patience required to make a cauliflower pizza crust. However, the smell was not at all our fault but rather the result of cauliflower being a stinky food; and when it comes to food, the smell is just as important as the taste.
If you choose to experiment with a cauliflower pizza crust, be prepared to bake something else when you’re done. If you ever want to get rid of the smell, that is. Also, have a backup plan for dinner in case things go south – as they so clearly did for us. Let us know how it goes by commenting here or on YouTube. Be sure to like, subscribe, and share the video; and keep your eyes open for more food experimentation in the future.