One appliance. Three ingredients. Tonnes of flavour. Almost no carbs and very little fat.
If you ask me, this crispy little sucker is near perfect.
You may be wondering how a pizza could possibly be low on carbs AND fat; two of the main components of traditional pizza. I simply replaced the carby base with a puffy, crispy cheese one and eliminated fat by draining the cheese of most of its fat.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
about 75g (2.65 ounces) cheddar or similar cheese
dry herbs - I've just used dry mixed herbs.
~ 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
Step 2: Removing Fat
Break your cheese up into chunks and put it in a microwave safe container.
Microwave on low-medium for about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The time may vary between microwaves so I would check after about 2 minutes.
The fat should be completely separated and the cheese should just be started to colour.
Step 3: Drain Away Fat
Squeeze all of the liquid fat out of the cheese. This is necessary to make the base puffy and crispy.
I used a spoon to press down on the cheese and drained the fat into a little container. I've found the fat can be reserved and used as clarified butter. Waste not what not!
Look how much fat came out!
Step 4: Flatten
Then put the still hot cheese between two sheets of baking paper and flattened it to about 2mm (1/10 inch).
Wipe away any more fat with paper towel or a tea towel.
Step 5: Add Toppings
Spread on your tomato paste and sprinkle over herbs
Step 6: Puff and Crisp in Microwave
Microwave for about 40 seconds on high.
If it has not puffed by this stage put it in for another 15 seconds at a time.
It will become crispier as it cools slightly.
Step 7: Check Out Those Puffy Crispy Bubbles!
All done! Enjoy!