Gluten-Free Bacon Poutine Pizza
I'm a stickler for tradition with poutine. In order for it to be poutine, it HAS to have:
2. Proper sauce
3. Actual, fresh, NOT DEEP FRIED cheese curds.
I'm ok with the addition of most items (I like to add bacon and green onion slices to mine), so long as it has the basics, and doesn't go OVERBOARD with the additions. Toppings shouldn't eclipse the base ingredients, just accent them!
The other day, my friend Karine Charlebois posted about "Poutizza" (in THIS mini comic), and I knew I'd have to make some. Not only is actual poutine NOT available in Minneapolis, but hey - I'm gluten-free on top of it.
I did have to make some tweaks to my go-to poutine recipe, though. I decided on oven fries, as baking deep fried fries would give them a gross texture. Also, not a ton of sense going to all the extra effort and fat of deep frying, when they're going to end up baked on a pizza anyway.
Also, I played with the viscosity of my sauce, so it would act as both poutine sauce, AND "pizza sauce". The mozzarella cheese is considered part of the pizza, and not part of the poutine... because if you put shredded cheese on "poutine", you don't deserve poutine anyway 🙂
Told you I was a stickler 🙂
The crust on this pizza is great - not dry, crumbly, or gummy at all, just a great, doughy pizza. My not-gluten-free husband loved it, and insists that no one would know it was gf - it really has a great taste and texture!
He would also like to add: "I like the gravy as pizza sauce, it has that nice seasoned saltiness you expect from a pizza sauce but yet it's completely different. It's fun and different, and really good!"
Before I get to the recipe, one final thought: today is launch day for my Beyond Flour 2 Kickstarter!
I'm so excited for this book to come out - I'm already over ⅔ the way through developing it, and there are some amazing recipes in there. I've perfected a gluten-free samosa that even tastes great as leftovers, AND there are flaky, tasty, easy to make cracker recipes - that don't cost a fortune - among all kinds of other delicious things.
So, if you love great gluten-free recipes, be sure to check it out and back it ASAP! (please and thank you!) The first day of a campaign is critical to its success - having a popular campaign right off the bat brings all kinds of perks from Kickstarter, and definitely increases the chances that it will successfully fund! 🙂
Backers will receive their copies at least a month before the general release, AND will get them for about 20% off the cover price!
Now, on to the pizza ... enjoy!
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|With 2017 being Canada's 150th birthday, it's about time I wrote the Canadian cookbook I've been planning for YEARS.
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