Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Vegetarian

Half way through the process of making this crust, I nearly aborted mission. With cauliflower strewn about my kitchen and a piece promptly stuck in my eyebrow, the mess I was making was becoming more and more unbearable and the recipe less and less appealing. Cutting up the cauliflower into tiny pieces when you don't have a food processor is not an easy task. I managed to find an alternate method, therefore next time, hopefully this process is much less daunting.

Note on the photo: Crust is Vegetarian, toppings we used included sausage (see photo).

Non-kitchen destroying method: Try cutting up the cauliflower fairly small, and then using a hand mixer (the type you use to make cakes). As you heat up the cauliflower in the microwave, and get it nearly to the state of mash potatoes, the blending becomes much easier. Forwarned, put your mixing dish in the sink when you blend the cauliflower into smaller pieces, this way the sink will capture all the flying pieces.

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  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely.
  3. Microwave the processed cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high.
  4. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes (trust me don't rush this step!).
  5. After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it.
  6. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible. And then, squeeze it some more. It's unbelievable how much liquid will come out of this veggie.
  7. Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings.
  8. Stir until a dough texture forms.
  9. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.
  10. Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy.
  11. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings.
  12. Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts.
  13. Be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.
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