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Low-carb Tortilla Pizzas

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Tortilla Pizzas

Adapted from Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook by Jacques Pépin, Copyright 2007 by Jacques Pépin.
Makes 3 pizzas, with 8 small servings per pizza

1. Preheat the oven to 500°F.

2. Oil a tortilla for each pizza: sprinkle olive oil on a sturdy cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, and press each tortilla in the oil on the tray to coat them well on one side, and then turn them over, so they are oiled on the other side.

3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese on top of each oiled tortilla. Add 1 thinly sliced small tomato, a good sprinkling of salt and freshly ground black pepper, and a good cup of grated mozzarella (about 4 ounces); buffalo or whole milk mozzarella is best, if you can get it.

4. Sprinkle on a little more salt and pepper, and top with about 1 tablespoon of good olive oil. You can cook the tortillas directly on the cookie sheet or directly on an oven stone.

5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until bubbly and crisp. Let the pizzas rest out of the oven for a couple of minutes, and then sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded basil (from about 12 leaves). Cut into 8 wedges, and serve.

Toppings can be your choice: pepperoni, prosciutto, ham, sausage, ground beef, bacon, a little red onion or bell pepper (or even hot peppers if you like), herbs, whatever. You're not stuck with using mozzarella, either; try Gruyere or Fontina (easy melting) or even Cheddar or Colby/Jack to put a North American slant on things.

[EDITED] Macros on this break down to roughly 450 calories, 39g of protein, 27g of fat, and about 5 carbs. All depends on what you put on top. Macros are for "plain cheese" pizza.
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Looks quick and easy - and delicious!
fangirl, they are. This is great party food, except that you're in the kitchen so your guests kind of need to be, too.
This would also make a handy dandy snack for hungry grandkids!
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