It has been ages since I did a food post, so here is something wonderful. I have been doing this for a while now but only after seeing a post on Cauliflower Rice ( from stepheusebi.com) did I realizes other people may actually not know how to do this.
What do you need?
- A cauliflower – may be helpful ( I usually use about 1/3 to a half for each pizza base )
- Parmesan cheese
- 1 average sized sweet potato
- 3/4 of a red onion (you can use less, I just really like it)
- Bacon! ( I used two massive pieces and just chop it up)
- tomato paste/ pizza sauce.
- three cloves of garlic
Preheat over to 180 degreesC
So you get your cauliflower (always organic preferred), take off the leaves and start to hack the cauliflower up (anything that isn’t a green leaf ).
You kind of want it to be small enough so when you put it in a food processor (I use a Thermomix on speed 8 until it is tiny – like rice) it can all be done and not have huge chuncks
Ok so now what you want to do is put all your cauliflower ‘rice’ in a big bowl and set aside for a second. Peel garlic and chop up Parmesan to manageable chunks for the food processor to handle.
In the same food processor (because who has time to wash), put in chunks of Parmesan cheese and whiz around until nice and fine, add three cloves of garlic and whiz again.
Crack in an organic egg into the cauliflower and add some of the cheese, about 1/4, mix it all up.
Prepare a pizza tray or what ever you cook cookie on, lay down some baking paper on it.
Tip the cauliflower-egg combination onto the baking paper and flatten it out, you can make a circle (like a normal pizza), or you can do what I normally do, make a huge rectangle.
Put this awesomely made pizza base in the oven on the top shelf while you chop up everything else.
Thinly slice the red onion into slivers.
With a peeler, peel off the outer skin of the sweet potato (only if you have an aversion to the skin, otherwise just give the sweet potato a scrub under running water). and start peeling strips (like ribbons) of sweet potato.
Chop up the bacon finely.
When you pizza base is starting to turn a shade darker (It usually is perfect to pull out after about 8 minutes in my hectically cool oven), pull it out and put it on a heatproof protector so your bench doesn’t crack.
With the back of a spoon, finger or knife spread the tomato paste/pizza sauce all over the base, now be careful not to push down, the cauliflower base can come up if it gets stuck to the back of your spoon.
Sprinkle a 1/3 of the remaining cheese and garlic
toss on the sweet potato ribbons, onion and add some more of that cheesy mix and add the pieces of bacon.
Whack it back in the oven and check on it over a period of 20 minutes, usually the amount of time it takes me to set up a dvd on the tv. I have found that sometimes, depending on how full the pizza is and how thick the base is it can vary in time so keep an eye on it.