This one may not win a beauty contest, but it’s quick and easy. I made it twice already and it’s good-
Lasagne is tasty, but most recipes use pasta. You don’t need it. You can replace the pasta layers with cheese. This version is single serving, and it’s made on the stove instead of baked.
This is simple. It’s a single serving of lasagne that uses layers of Jarlsberg cheese instead of pasta.
What you need-
Two slices Swiss or Jarlsberg cheese. (This type of cheese cooks just right)
Small amount of pizza or spaghetti sauce (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
I found 2 kinds of cheese that are handy for cooking like this, Swiss and Jarlsberg. Just put it in a pan on medium heat and fry it until it makes crispy layer. I got the idea when I saw a tiny, single-egg sized frying pan at the store. The result looks like this-
I use one slice to make the top layer. You could make several for a family size.
This is just one slice of Jarlsberg cooked on medium heat until crisp. Take it off the heat and let it cool.
Start a second slice of cheese and cook that one until it’s crisp. Then add the ground beef (already cooked), the sauce, and the shredded mozzarella.
Then put the top layer on, and cook slowly about 5 minutes, just enough to melt the shredded cheese in the center.
Easy. On this one, I just flipped the pan over on the plate.Share on Facebook
Note-this one is now 2 parts. I tried it a second time with a different crust. Details at the bottom.
Here’s another totally experimental recipe. The end result was pretty good! I wanted to try to make a true Italian-style pizza crust with coconut flour (low carb, gluten free). Real Italian pizza crust is like a thin cracker, not gooey bread. I was at a disadvantage because I have no oven, but here goes-
Hard salami roll (I didn’t have pepperoni handy)
Small steak, grilled and seasoned with turmeric, garlic powder, paprika, basil, black pepper
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce (I had a can of Hunt’s without sugar, pretty plain), with garlic powder and oregano mixed in
Fresh mozzarella cheese
This is what it looks like just before the pizza step-
Preheat big, flat frying pan on medium heat with a layer of olive oil.
Melt the butter, mix in the olive oil and egg first. Then mix in the coconut flour, pinch of salt, baking powder and a little water, just enough so you can spread it flat. Put the dough between two layers of parchment paper and spread the thing out, like a big cracker. Then carefully transfer it to the heated frying pan. Cook on both sides until a bit crispy.
Mix the sauce with some garlic powder and oregano. Slice the hard salami thin (see pic), slice up the grilled steak thin, shred the mozzarella.
Spread the sauce on the crust, then add salami and steak, then cover with shredded mozzarella. Microwave until cheese melts (about 90 sec). Easy. You could bake it too. The microwave works fine because the crust is already cooked, like a cracker.
I wanted to try and make the crust a little better. The first one worked but it was a bit dry, like a pie crust that crumbles. This time I put some Romano cheese in a blender and mixed about the same amount of cheese as coconut flour. The theory was that the cheese would melt and make the crust nicer.
I’m still trying to do this without an oven. Here’e the crust made with cheese in the dough cooking.
This one has sausage instead of steak bits. The cheese that was mixed into the dough is on the left. It was Romano, with a bit of cheddar chopped up in a food processor. I added green olives as a topping this time too.
The end result. The crust was much better. You still need to eat the pizza with a fork. Still it’s pretty good for a microwave job! This one was half coconut flour, half cheese. The next one will have 1/3 flour, 2/3 cheese to see what happens.Share on Facebook
Upside Down Pizza-Omlette
Here’s a simple thing you can do with eggs if you are bored-
Butter or olive oil
Link-type sausage (I used Bilinski’s Cajun-Style Andouille Chicken Sausage)
Romano or Mozzarella
Whatever else you like in omlettes
This is really just an omlette that you don’t fold over. The trick is in the order in which you make it. I’ll write how I made this one, but it’s easy to customize.
Slice up the sausage into thin circles, and warm up in a small frying pan in a little butter. Shred Romano cheese, enough to fill the gaps between the circles.
Fry that carefully until the cheese melts and starts to brown a little.
Scramble the eggs and pour that on top, then cut up the avocado into little bits and put that on top.
For this one, I waited until the egg was nearly cooked, and flipped it over. You could also just wait until eggs are cooked and not flip it.
Serve it upside-down. (See above pic)
This is another all-Earth Fare recipe. I got everything at the local Earth Fare.Share on Facebook
I guess it’s time to start a recipe category.
I like to go to the local Earth Fare (Huntsville) and just look for things to invent a new recipe. Here’s one from some stuff I found yesterday-
This one is quick and simple, and you can modify it easily. It’s really just a sausage dog with a long grilled sweet pepper for a bun.
For this one, I used-
Bilinski’s Cajun-Style Andouille Chicken Sausage (or use anything similar really)
Sunset “Ancient Sweets” long sweet peppers
Grated gouda-style goat cheese
Spices, turmeric, basil, black pepper, curry, and a bit of salt (add or subtract spices for preference)
Double-sided grill (a cheap George Foreman works fine)
Pre grill the sausage a bit to warm it up (it’s pre-cooked, this is just to warm it
Slice the peppers and clean out the seeds
Mix spices in the grated cheese
Put the cheese and the pre-warmed sausage in the pepper (like making a hot dog), and grill just long enough to heat up the peppers.
That’s it! Easy.Share on Facebook