Sometimes I get a bit fed up of not being able to eat any old pizza, a random one sitting in the supermarket, all freshly made up and looking very tasty but with a very glutenous bottom. Not something I say a lot about a bottom and not to a pizza. I know there are some very nice gluten free pizzas available but they can be pricey and there isn't a lot of choice. There are also gluten less bottoms and I have even attempted to make the odd bottom myself too. That's it now, I'm getting obsessed with bottoms, I do mean pizza bases.
I fancied something different so I came across one of these quick videos on Facebook showing how to make a pizza using slices of potato as the base. So I tried it and it was really nice and depending on the choice of toppings, free on slimming world too. You would obviously have to count the cheese or pop some down as a healthy extra.
I thinly sliced my potato and layered it around a baking tray and popped that in the oven for 5 mins at 200 degrees or gas mark 6.
Take them out of the oven and spread some tomato puree over and cheese then any toppings you fancy.
Put the tray and loaded pizza back into oven for another 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are nicely cooked and your toppings are to your liking.
Easy eh? If baked well it you can slice it and serve just like a pizza, it can tend to fall apart a bit depending on how well you have layered the potatoes but it tastes fabulous. There is also another gluten free pizza base option through Slimming World using chicken as the base. That recipe can be found at:
To accompany my potato pizza I also made a dip using mushy peas, I know mad eh? Gluten free and syn free, with an added spoonful of mint sauce and gluten free tortilla chips it make an excellent side dish. You would have to count the tortilla chips on the old diet but hey not bad I don't think. A nice change from traditional pizza. You can almost feel like your scoffing pizza and feel ok about it and you don't have to load it with a massive amount of cheese, use a lighter option and stick to healthy toppings if need be. I just opted for ham and onion on mine but I really enjoyed it.
Give it a go and see what you think. I get quite excited when finding a gluten free alternative so I'll keep passing them onto to you. If you have any ideas let me know.
Thanks for reading, I will be back tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday.
Take care for now.........
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