Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Pissaladieres Recipe- French Onion and Anchovy Pizzas, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Option
A while back I got a huge amount of cans of anchovies for free, and to be honest, I haven't had much of an idea what to do with them, since growing up, I only ever ate anchovies on pizza. Yet doing this pantry challenge, these cans of anchovies have just been staring me in the face, shouting out at me to use them up already. My friend Allison suggested I look into pissaladieres, French onion and anchovy "pizzas" (though pizza is the wrong name, in my opinion, as they have neither tomato nor cheese, but I digress).
They seemed totally up my alley, and something I could easily make gluten free and dairy free, and so I got to work.
There are so many recipes out there for pissaladieres, but every one seemed to have some basic components- sauted onions, anchovies, thyme, and olives. Some had some vinegar and sugar added to it, so I decided to use that as well.
For my pizza crust I used my quinoa pizza crust, but this works with any pizza crust, so I am going to try making it next time with this Paleo pizza crust recipe (and going to try to use flax egg in place of the egg there), but feel free to use your favorite pizza crust recipe for it, whether a paleo pizza crust, gluten free pizza crust, or glutinous pizza crust.
I made mine into mini bite sized pizzas, which was really delicious and perfect. I really enjoyed them as did my husband and oldest son (my younger son hates fish with a passion, so there was no way he'd eat anything anchovy).
I can't wait to make these again- I just need more olives and then this'll go right back on the menu.
The biggest issue with them? They are absolutely addicting. I had a hard time not eating the whole batch when I made them. (Ok, I lied- other than giving one mini pizza each to my husband and son, I did eat the entire batch. True story.)
Go ahead and make them! That is if you can get your hands on anchovies without breaking the bank...
1 batch pizza crust, quinoa pizza crust or any other
1 1/2 medium onions or one extra large onion
1 tablespoon oil (olive or coconut oil)
2 teaspoons-1 tablespoon sweetener (coconut sugar, white sugar, honey, date syrup, jaggery, etc...)
2 pinches dried thyme
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
2-3 tablespoons water
1 can anchovies (or less)
10-15 green olives
1. Make your pizza crust, either as a large pizza or as mini pizzas or as tiny bite sized pizzas.
2. Chop your onions, then saute them in oil in a low flame until starting to brown slightly.
3. Add the water and vinegar, thyme, and sweetener to the onions, and cook covered until the liquid is nearly all absorbed and the onions softened.
4. Spread the onion mixture out over the pizzas, then add anchovies- either fillet or mashed up- as much as you like. I like mine saltier so I add more, but use less if you're not a fan of salt.
5. Top each pizza with some olives.
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Ever hear of pissaladieres before? Ever have any or make any? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?
What is your favorite recipe using anchovies?