Kids Corner… Fun Foods Fast!
Favorite recipes from my “Cooking for Kids”™ show:
Playing with Pita Bread
Pita Bread is one of the most versatile breads around. It is great for people who don’t like thick bread on sandwiches or thick crust on their pizza…in these days of the low carb diet, PITA RULES!
Personal Pan Pita Pizzas:
Place a large sauté pan or skillet on medium-low heat (cast iron works great). Spray the bottom of a pita with some cooking spray or brush lightly with vegetable or olive oil. Place it in the sauté pan (TIP: Pitas come in various sizes, so you can get a large one that fills your entire skillet or pan, a medium one which is perfect for 1 person, or small ones that will fit several at once in a pan so you can mix and match toppings, which is great for kid to personalize their own).
If you would like “cheese stuffed crust”, slice an edge of the pita bread and place some mozzarella cheese in inside before placing it on in the pan.
Top the pizza with your favorite sauce and toppings. The standards are a red pizza sauce (jar sauce is fine) with items such as pepperoni, sausage, olives, onions, garlic, mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan and or Romano cheese, spinach & feta cheese, etc. You can go Hawaiian with ham & pineapple. How about BBQ chicken (BBQ sauce & chicken). Again, use you imagination, its fun!
My favorite is more on the adult side, but it’s a red pizza sauce, topped with my olive salad (maybe I’m partial, but I think I make the best on the planet), grated Parmagiano Reggiano and yes, anchovies. Simple, thin, crispy and flavorful!
Be sure to cover the pizzas as soon as you are done with the toppings so the toppings heat up and the cheese melts! Remove the pizzas when the crust is crisp and brown on the bottom…it only takes about 5 minutes!