I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually missed eating some veggies.
Introduction: Cabbage Egg Pizza
Two important pieces of context. First, I’ve been living solely on a calorie-counted delivery meal plan plus the free (usually protein and rice-only) lunches provided by our hospital dietary section. Second, my apartment kitchen only has the bare minimum essentials when it comes to cooking.
And that led me to a YouTube spiral for something quick, easy, and vaguely nutritious.
If this were a Try Guys Without a Recipe episode, I’d surely fail the question “is this pizza?”. Whatever. I’ve got cheese and tomato sauce on a crispy base.
This is the original video which inspired me. Unfortunately the owner doesn’t allow for playback on embed.
Ingredients: Crispy Cabbage Pizza
This recipe is good for one hungry person, or two people with small stomachs for brunch.
- 200 g of cabbage (maybe 1/3 of a large cabbage)
- 3 small to medium eggs
- 2-3 tbsps of tomato sauce (I used Deroni tomato and fresh garlic pasta sauce)
- 1/2 cup cheese, grated (I used pre-grated cheddar cheese which cost me a LOT, never doing that again)
- 2 slices of ham, diced into pieces (or any source of protein)
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Easy Cabbage Egg Pizza Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes*
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
*These are just ideal projections. It took me over an hour preparing everything in my very small apartment kitchen. My portable counter table is still on its way from Lazada. I NEED SPACE.
- Slice the cabbage into very thin pieces, wash and submerge in water. Set aside. The original YouTube recipe recommended to submerge it in water with some vinegar for ten minutes. But I didn’t have vinegar. It still turned out pretty okay.
- Prepare your toppings.
- Beat three eggs, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Coat drained cabbage slices in the egg mix.
- In a non-stick pan with cooking oil on medium heat, add the cabbage egg mixture. Pat it down into a flat, circular shape. Cook with lid for about 5 minutes or until one side is golden brown.
- Flip the cabbage egg base.
- Spread tomato sauce the top side. Then add the cheese, onion, ham and other toppings you’d like.
- Add oil to the sides of the pizza to get crispier sides.
- Cover with lid and cook for about 3 more minutes or until cheese is mostly melted.
- Serve and enjoy!
This is officially the first ever meal I cooked in my new apartment (well, aside from some ramen). I really liked how it turned out.
Until next time!
❤️ Your resident kitchen gremlin