Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fake pizza with zucchini pad

When lovely zucchinis come into season, everyone's asking what to do with them as they grow quickly and grow big. The most common use of them is to dd to stews, soups, salads. This time I decided to cheat making pizza dough and added one more cup of veggies into our daily intake! It was more that tasty!!! I'll definitely make it again, or maybe just the pad... as with some caramelised onion and yogurt sauce it would be as great too.

What we need:

For the pad:

1 medium size zucchini with soft skin and very small seeds ( if it's bigger, then peel the hard skin and remove the seeds, you should get two handfuls of grated zucchinis)
1 egg
1 tbsp of yogurt
50 ml of milk
1 glass (220ml) of flour
baking powder
1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
salt and pepper
1 tbsp of olive oil, plus extra for greasing the pan.

For the topping:

3 tbsp of tomato sauce
1 onion
2 mushrooms
some leftovers of roasted chicken
3 tomatoes
a good lump of mozzarela cheese
oregano
salt
pepper
olive oil

What we have to do:

1. To prepare the pad, grate the zucchini and mix in all the ingredients. It should turn into a thick pancake batter.

2. Pre-heat the pan and grease it with olive oil. Pour all the batter into the pan, even the top and let it fry for 3-4 minutes until the bottom turns beautifully brown. Then turn it upside down ( as it turns into a big pancake, the easiest way to turn it without breaking is to slid it into a big plate, then put the pan over the plate and using a thick towel turn the plate and the pan, then put the pan on the cooker and continue frying the other side). When it's brown on both sides, then it's time to prepare the topping.

3. You can always put whatever your favourite pizza has to have. As our favourite pizza is with caramelized onions and mushrooms, that's what I put. I sliced the onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and slowly fried it until caramelized. Then fried the mushrooms. On the pad I spread some tomato sauce, then put the onions, then the mushrooms and some chicken leftovers, tomatoes and cheese. A good sprinkle of oregano and into the oven until the cheese melts. Enjoy!!!



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5 comments:

  1. Labai yummi receptas, bet kaip suprantu blynas keptuveje iki galo neiskepa ir baigia kepti orkaiteje?

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  2. Net nezinau ar iskepa ar ne, bet sonai buna graziai apskrude. Orkaiteje kepiau tik tol kol suris issilyde. O pjaustant padas jau buvo minkstas purus ir labai skanus!

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  3. Ka tik pagaminau, praktiskai pagal recepta- tik mocarela shaldytuve rastu geltonu suriu pakeiciau. Super receptas; abejojojau, ar blyna apversiu, bet pavyko:) Sveikas picos variantas, pagrinda pagaminti ir iskepti ne daugiau kaip 15min tetrunka.

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  4. What a great idea! This looks amazing.

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