Friday, March 16, 2012

Pan-fried Pizza

TGIF – yes, thank god it is Friday. It’s been a looong week, the weather turned from spring-like on Monday with an outdoor lunch to snow to rainy and cold again, but the outlook for the next few days is great: sunshine and warm weather. With this, Friday does not only feel like gearing up for the weekend but also for spring weather. Double reason to celebrate with Friday activities. Chanelle’s Friday activities include curling up next to me, on his back, waiting for an extended belly rub. 

The mailman delivered “Hugo” in a Netflix envelope this morning, so the Friday night movie is ready, and lunch today was pizza --- a quick, pan-fried pizza. I found the recipe on the GF Bisquick mix, and scaled it down to a single serve pizza, first fried the crust on the stovetop, then covered it with tomato sauce, tomatoes, olives, mushroom and feta cheese and placed under the broiler. It would probably have been better to bake instead, the ‘crust’ was a bit floppy, but it just took about 10 min to make from start to finish.

Pan-fried single serve pizza:
  • 1/3 cup GF Bisquick mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 TB egg beaters (optional)
  • 1 ts herbs des provence
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 TB tomato sauce (I used the delicious new Prego light-smart sauce)
  • 1/2 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 4 kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • 1 ts herbs de provence
  • 2 TB herbed feta crumbles (or mozzarella or cheddar)
In a bowl, mix the crust ingredients with a fork (Bisquick mix, water, eggbeaters, herbs, salt). It will be quite liquidy. Heat a oven-save small pan (I used a small cast iron pan) on the stove and spray with canola spray. Once the pan is piping hot, pour in the batter, and wait until it thickens, then flip to bake from the other side. 

Preheat the broiler. Slice the vegetables, and once the crust is cooked and browned from both sides, cover with tomato sauce on one side, and layer the vegetables and cheese. Put under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the mushroom are browned. (alternatively bake at 400F for 10-15min)


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