One too many papers to grade. (Okay, 160 too many.)
One too many pizza commercials.
One too many missed meals thanks to workshops.
too little sleep!
All of these things added up to the speediest snack – now a meal – than I’ve ever made. Really. Now why did this become a blog post? Well, because I can’t believe I haven’t done this before? Good grief!
I think I must have a food-purest streak in me. I’m not really aware of it (it certainly isn’t there when I’m eating.. LOL) but I am more aware when I open my fridge and look at my ingredients for cooking. I see things in my fridge, like tortillas for example, and I think “Hmm… Burritos! Enchiladas! Tacos! Flautas!, Quesadillas! Chilaquiles! Migas!…..blah blah blah” You get it. All of the things I think of are traditionally made in tortillas.
But a couple nights ago. That changed.
Well, wait. I didn’t change. But DANG there were a TON of commercials the other night for pizza while I was grading papers.
Usually, my approach to this barrage is to focus on the fat content or the greasy qualities (I have a great imagination even if their photography doesn’t show it). Or I picture my ever expanding hips and imagine eating a pizza wherever it is being advertised and being unable to get my hips through the door on the way out.
Last night I couldn’t stand it any longer! I had watched too many. I broke down.
I loved melted cheese TOO much!
This was so easy to make, I confess, we’ve made it two more times for a snack. MMM! My love swears that he loves it because of the pizza sauce. I think it’s the cheese and the tortilla frying. You decide!
There are as many toppings as your can think of. We just had cheese. It filled the need. LOL
Kid-sized, snack-size, or munchie-driven. These will hit the spot for you too!
GF Speedy Pizzas
corn tortillas (1 per mini-pizza)
finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Contadina pizza sauce (it’s GF! and in a squeeze bottle!)
pepperoni, mushrooms, or whatnot.
oil, for frying/heating tortillas
In a medium pan over medium-high heat, heat a teaspoon (or a little more) of oil.
Add a tortilla, wipe it around the pan to spread the oil, then flip the tortilla over to coat the other side with oil as well.
Fry one side of the tortilla until slightly browned, flip over.
Do the same to the other side.
Once it is crisp on the bottom – NOT hard!, top it with pizza sauce and cheese (and other toppings, if desired).
From this point on, watch the heat – you may need to turn it down a bit to medium or even medium-low.
Continue to cook until your cheese is melted. (The picture is of a pizza in-process).
Remove from the pan and slice like a pizza!