Air Fryer Essentials: Mini Pizzas
Andy Anderson !
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
·grapeseed oil, for brushing
·pizza toppings (sausage, cheese, sauce, pepperonis, etc.)
·parmesan cheese, for topping
·freshly-chopped basil, for garnish
How to Make Air Fryer Essentials: Mini Pizzas
- STAGE I: Crisping the tortilla.
I wanted a crispy, not soggy, crust so the first thing that I did was brush both sides of the flour tortilla with grapeseed oil, and stuck it into the air fryer. I then tried different times, and temperatures. The goal was crisp but not too browned.
And the winner was, 350f (175c) for 6 minutes. Results were a nice crispy crust, ready to be topped with all kinds of yummy ingredients.
- Chef’s Tip: In the previous step, I mentioned that grapeseed oil is good, and it does not impart any additional flavors… But, let us stop to consider that. There are really good oils out there with infused flavors like garlic, and Italian spices. That might not be a such a bad choice… Think about it.
- STAGE TWO: The toppings
This is where it gets fun. My question to you is, what do you like on your pie?
For this experiment, I brushed both sides of the tortilla with a bit more grapeseed oil. Then, I went fairly traditional with a light brushing of tomato sauce, sprinkled with a few spices (oregano, basil, etc.), then some good buffalo mozzarella, and a few pepperoni’s.
- STAGE THREE: The baking.
Since the crust was already crisp, I was more interested in getting the toppings all nice and gooey, with just a hint of browning on the cheese. So, I made several of these pizzas, and cooked them at various temperatures and times.
And the winner was, 400 (205c), for 6 minutes. The cheese was gooey, bubbly, with the perfect hint of browning.