Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Is there any difference between pizzas or all of them are created to be equally perfect? Let’s make an eggplant pizza and find it out!

Should we always strive for simplicity when seeking perfection or perfection is meticulously constructed by the very hands of eternal time? Much depends on how we define perfection on the first place but if we simply pull the definition from a dictionary then perfection is a flawless state where everything is exactly right.

Is there beauty in perfection?

When we are talking about simple matters like atoms and molecules where there isn’t much room for wiggling then perfection resides on the full electron shell. Once we start baking with these molecules though, matter starts to get more complicated.

The more matter accumulates around a subject, the more thoughts, experiences and opinions it generates, the more complicated it will be to align with the viewers expectations of perfection.

Is there perfection in food?

The perfect form like a sphere or cube can be easily defined as it doesn’t offer any possibilities to diverge from its being, but what about more complicated matters like cakes, Michelin Star bites or pizza?

It’s much harder to universally declare their perfection due to the lack of clear standards. Afterall a perfectly harmonious cake for one may seem like a total discord for others. Yet, being scrutinized by subjective evaluation isn’t as bad as not even knowing when one is evaluated as it is the case with the star-studded secretive restaurant visits.

Pizza is subject to none of those evaluations, yet much like Spanish paella or French croissant, a sort of collective consciousness always hovers over them, judging every piece that comes out of an oven or God forbid skillet, no matter where in the world we are.

Is there perfection in pizzas?

Although, pizza doesn’t require a certificate but there is a certain hour or even days long procedure every pizza chef like to follow. Of course, we can just throw together a quick yeast dough, dunk it in tomato sauce then top it with ready grated mozzarella but that we should never admit in public.

Unfortunately, hiding the truth would not allow us to dodge the purgatory but at least our reputation wouldn’t suffer. Afterall a couple of hundred years suffering from the eternity isn’t as taxing as the pitying look of fellow chefs when we enthusiastically explain our adventures on no hassle land.

At least, we don’t buy oven ready pizzas and go straight to hell. If hell is the place where we have everything but can’t enjoy them then oven ready pizzas must be the main course there.

Can eggplant be a pizza?

The question is where our souls are destined to if we replace the dough with something entirely different? The road to hell is paved with good intentions as Madonna put it very wisely once but is the same holds true when we want to reach low carb Valhalla too?

Does the goal justify the means, or we should be equally damned when trying to survive on low carb diet by slicing up an eggplant for pizza? If we tried to do that in Italy then we most likely had to fear for our lives but outside the boot we may get away with it as long as we keep a low profile and the Spanish inquisition won’t sniff it out.Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

(3 pizza)

Sauce

  • 1 medium Onion (finely cut)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup  / 75ml Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 14 oz / 300g Tomato pure
  • 3-4 leaf Fresh basil
  • 5-10 leaf Fresh oregano

Pizza base

  • 4 Eggplants

Topping

  • 5 oz / 150g Mozzarella
  • 10 oz / 300g Grated cheese (Gouda, Edam…)

How to make Eggplant pizza

Sauce

  1. Pour oil into a pan and caramelize the onions then add the crushed garlic and fry it until it gets fragrant. (Check out the Low Carb Condiments for detailed Tomato Sauce recipe)Onion Diced GP SunCakeMom
  2. Pour the pureed tomato and add basil, oregano and salt then cook it on low heat until about quarter of the liquid evaporates. Add salt to taste.Healthy homemade pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

Pizza base

  1. Slice up the eggplants to desired width. Our favorite is the fine pizza crust that is 0.1″ / 3mm thick. Place the sliced up eggplants onto a parchment papered baking tray and sprinkle some salt on top.Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Let the salt drive out some moisture for 10 – 15 minutes.Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Place the eggplants into a 480°F / 250°C preheated oven for 10 minutes to pre-bake them. It’s an optional step if we want to get rid of the eggplant flavor for a more pizza like experience. Optionally we can also fry the eggplants in a frying pan.Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

Topping

  1. Grate the cheese and cut the necessary ingredients up.Slice-mozarella-gp-SunCakeMom

Assembly

  1. Spread pizza sauce on top of the eggplants then sprinkle cheese and any additional ingredients.Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Place the pizza onto the top shelf of a 480°F / 250°C preheated oven until the cheese gets golden brown for about 8 – 10 minutes.Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

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Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Is there any difference between pizzas or all of them are created to be equally perfect? Let's make an eggplant pizza and find it out!
Course Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Mediterranean, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 Pizza
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Sauce
  • 1 medium Onion finely cut
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup / 75ml Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 14 oz / 300g Tomato pure
  • 3-4 leaf Fresh basil
  • 5-10 leaf Fresh oregano
Pizza base
  • 4 Eggplants
Topping
  • 5 oz / 150g Mozzarella
  • 10 oz / 300g Grated cheese Gouda, Edam...

Instructions

Sauce

  • Pour oil into a pan and caramelize the onions then add the crushed garlic and fry it until it gets fragrant. (Check out the Low Carb Condiments for detailed Tomato Sauce recipe)
    Onion Diced GP SunCakeMom
  • Pour the pureed tomato and add basil, oregano and salt then cook it on low heat until about quarter of the liquid evaporates. Add salt to taste.
    Tomato-sauce - SunCakeMom

Pizza base

  • Slice up the eggplants to desired width. Our favorite is the fine pizza crust that is 0.1" / 3mm thick. Place the sliced up eggplants onto a parchment papered baking tray and sprinkle some salt on top.
    Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Let the salt drive out some moisture for 10 - 15 minutes.
    Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place the eggplants into a 480°F / 250°C preheated oven for 10 minutes to pre-bake them. It's an optional step if we want to get rid of the eggplant flavor for a more pizza like experience. Optionally we can also fry the eggplants in a frying pan.
    Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

Topping

  • Grate the cheese and cut the necessary ingredients up.
    Slice-mozarella-gp-SunCakeMom

Assembly

  • Spread pizza sauce on top of the eggplants then sprinkle cheese and any additional ingredients.
    Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place the pizza onto the top shelf of a 480°F / 250°C preheated oven until the cheese gets golden brown for about 8 - 10 minutes.
    Eggplant pizza recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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