Last night I wanted pizza, but I didn’t want to order pizza because I didn’t want the traditional white dough pizza, or the traditional thin crust white dough pizza or the Sicilian sliced white dough pizza. Do you notice a reoccurring theme here? I didn’t want the white dough pizza.
I was lazy and hungry and didn’t want to wait for the oven to warm up to make homemade pizza so I decided to make a fried pizza instead. I know, it sounds extremely unhealthy, but wait, listen to what I did.
Here are the ingredients
- Whole grain organic soft tortilla wraps
- Fresh tomato (organic preferred)
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Garlic powder
- Basil (fresh preferred, but I only had the dried basil in my cabinet)
- Olive oil
- Skillet or frying pan
Here’s how to make healthy fried pizza:
- Slice the tomato paper-thin into a bowl and season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil.
- Spread the tomato over the tortilla wrap. The tomato serves as the traditional tomato sauce.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the tomato.
- Heat the skillet and put just a hint of olive oil in it. You only want enough so that the tortilla won’t stick. If you prefer to use one of those oil spray things, use that (I personally don’t care for them too much).
- When the skillet is good and hot, place the pizza in the skillet. You want to leave it in long enough for the bottom of the pizza to develop a little crust and for the cheese to melt.
Melting the cheese without burning the crust can be a little tricky so here’s an alternative method:
Nuke the pizza in the microwave until the cheese melts. Then place the tortilla in the frying pan to crust up the bottom a bit. Once the bottom has a little texture, lift the skillet and slide the pizza out of the pan onto a plate and viola! Quick, easy and health fried pizza.
As far as variations go, the sky is the limit. You can top your pizza with your favorite toppings. Not being much of a meat eater, my favorite toppings happen to be things like arugula, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, banana peppers, onion, and so on.
More than being quick and easy to make, fried pizza is delicious. Unfortunately, I was rather hungry when I made the first experimental pizza so I didn’t stop to take pictures. The second and third pizzas were a goner too. My hubby and son devoured them.
Next time I make fried pizza, I’ll take pictures and post them here.