Friday, March 27, 2009

Mini Pizzas

As a little boy, this was the first food I can remember constructing on my own. My growth-spurt instincts instructed me to constantly sneak around in the kitchen, foraging for sustenance. I can't remember where I found the idea for this recipe, but it represented my 2001 moment, combining ingredients for the first time in a giant evolutionary step... PIZZA!!

It's ghetto fabulous for sure. I'm almost ashamed to be posting it as an "appetizer" for fear that I will be blamed when this gets served to company. But it's a great simple recipe for kids and a delicious snack for anyone. The basic concept is also very flexible (English muffin + any sauce + heat = crazy delicious). Below is just MY version, but YOU should play around, substitute ingredients, add, subtract... Explore the kitchen, kids! Just don't burn your mouth.

-- 1 English Muffin
-- 4 Tbsp. Pasta Sauce, warm (Marinara works well)
-- Pinch of Oregano
-- 2 Slices of Cheese (Mozzarella works well)

Split the English muffin. Spoon 2 tbsp. of sauce onto each half and spread it around, filling the little holes. Crush a pinch of oregano between your thumb and pointer finger, sprinkling over everything. Lay a slice of cheese over each half.

Broil in a toaster-oven if you have one or your oven broiler if you're an adult. Remove when the cheese is completely melted and slightly golden in color. Don't forget to unplug the toaster afterwards!

1 comment:

clairz said...

Ah, those growth spurts. I remember when you had foraged the pantry clean as a whistle and I found you glugging a bit of vinegar from the bottle "because there wasn't anything else to eat!"