Thursday, March 26, 2009

Japanese pizza

This rendition of pizza is not traditional by any means. In fact, there's really no dough, tomato sauce or cheese involved at all. However, it's very good, the taste resembles an egg roll, and it is a great way to use cabbage. I found the original recipe on, and made some changes. After successfully destroying the first "pie", I decided that it might be a better idea to create two smaller "personal pan" sizes. They are easier to flip. However, if you try the regular size, the mixture is very forgiving and can be molded back into its original shape (more or less) while still in the pan. Most of the produce in this recipe was from our CSA basket.
  • 2.5 cups cabbage, shredded (I used the cheese grater)
  • 1 cup leeks, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 handful of any other type of onion you need to use up
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 2/3 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 2 eggs, beaten (or the equivalent amount of egg substitute)
  • pinch of regular or seasoned salt
  • toppings: chives, tomatoes, sliced nuts
Combine the cabbage, leeks and carrots in a large bowl. Add the flour and salt, and mix so that everything is coated evenly. Stir in the eggs. In a large pan (medium heat), add some oil to coat, and then press the mixture into the pan, flattening it with a spatula. Create two smaller pizzas if you want an easier flipping experience. Cook for 4-5 minutes, flip, and cook the other side for the same amount of time. Both sides should be brown and crispy. Remove from the pan, add toppings and serve.

I have read that this is good with mayonnaise, but have yet to try that. Let me know if you do.


Charity said...

I made this one too last week!! How funny :-) I thought it was pretty unweildy as one big cake so I think your idea of smaller sizes is good. I think I skipped the leeks and used onions instead, and spread it with Greek yogurt and chives as a topping.

Megan said...

The Greek yogurt definitely sounds like a good topping!

chris @ tacosalad said...

Now that looks good! Nicely done.

Zesty Cook said...

This looks delicious! I am new to your blog and I love what I see... I will be a regular :)