Mar 10, 2014

Oh, You Didn't! {Crab au Gratin Pizza}

I was on a pizza kick a while back.
Nothing was safe from being put on top of pizza dough and covered in cheese.

Crab au Gratin Pizza  |  Ms. enPlace

I even used some parboiled, vacuum packed for the freezer collard greens my dad gave me.
(You'll have to wait on that one.  I need better pictures.)

Crab au Gratin Pizza  |  Ms. enPlace

My pizza jag extended to eating out too.

Crab au Gratin Pizza  |  Ms. enPlace

I had an awesome pizza called "Crab Amore" from La Pizzeria in Lafayette, LA.  The menu describes it as having a white wine sauce with Louisiana crab, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, cheddar cheese, and green onions on top

While I was eating this, something told me that crab au gratin would make a good pizza.

Crab au Gratin Pizza  |  Ms. enPlace

After I played around with my crazy pizzas, I told my dad about what I had done to his collard greens.  His response to the collard greens was, "I wouldn't have thought to do that."

I also told him I had made crab au gratin pizza.  His response to the crab au gratin was, "Oh, you didn't."

Yes.  I did.
And I'll do it again.

Crab au Gratin Pizza  |  Ms. enPlace

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Crab au Gratin Pizza
makes 1 12-14" pizza

For the pizza dough
3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm water (120 to 130 F)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 450 F.
In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface for 10 minutes. Shape dough into smooth ball. Roll and press dough into a 12-14" circle.  Dust a pizza peel with cornmeal.  Place the circle of dough on the peel and shake to make sure the dough will slide off into the oven.  Slide the dough directly onto your oven rack.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Remove with the pizza peel.

For the sauce
1 1/2 TBSP butter
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP finely chopped onion
1 1/2 TBSP flour
3/4 cup milk, warmed
salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, to taste

Melt the butter over medium low in a saucepan.  Saute the garlic and onion in the butter for 5-7 minutes.  Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring.  Slowly whisk in warm milk and bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer and cook for about 3 minutes.  Season the sauce with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.

To make the pizza
prebaked pizza crust (above)
white sauce (above)
8-10 oz cooked crabmeat
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 TBSP chopped green onion

Spoon the sauce onto the prebaked crust, leaving an inch border.  Scatter the crab on top.  Top evenly with the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.  Bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes.  Place under the broiler for a few minutes to lightly brown the cheese.  Scatter the green onion over the top, slice, and serve.

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  1. Nothing better than crab! This sounds great! Sharing and pinning, thanks for linking up to Treasure Box Tuesday. Sounds like you had a fun Mardi Gras.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  2. I love sweet crab, just not certain if I would on a Pizza or not?

  3. Oh my. I'm so glad you did...this sounds amazing!!

  4. A pizza combo I would never have thought of, looks delicious.

  5. I never would have thought of this, Michelle - but it sounds fantastic!! I've pinned it :)

  6. This looks so delicious, Michelle. I love crab au gratin - what an inspired idea!

  7. Put that in front of me and believe me- it's GONE! Thanks so much for sharing Michelle


  8. I haven't had a crab pizza, but it sounds like a terrific idea.

  9. I just love this Crab Pizza, Michelle, it looks delicious! Happy St. Patrick's Day and thank you so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Delicious crab au gratin pizza Michelle, love it. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  11. This sounds amazing. I recently bought a small bench-top pizza oven, which is my favourite new kitchen toy. Consequently, I'm always looking for new and interesting toppings for pizza - I can promise you I'll be trying this one pronto. Unfortunately, I can't really get fresh crab where I live, leastwise not unless I'm prepared to mortgage the house, but I figure I could give this a try with canned crab. Not as good as fresh, but I'm sure this will still taste pretty darned good.

  12. I don't eat seafood, but wow, this looks absolutely mouthwatering! I'm definitely going to have to make this for my husband and my boys! Thank you so much for sharing with us again this week at DDT! <3

  13. You are always so special:)) And this pizza is absolutely special!! Pinning!!


  14. Crab on pizza sounds like such a treat. My youngest dd would LOVE that. BTW- when I tried to use the PIN IT button under your first pic I get nothing. I used my own pin it on my bar to pin.

  15. I adore seafood pizza on any kind (not to mention all kinds of other pizza as well)! This certainly looks delicious. I always know it will be a treat when I see that you have joined our The Yuck Stops Here link party! Thanks so much for sharing your talent! I hope to see you again next week, we'll be starting the party on Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET now instead of Mondays! HUGS


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