The first thing I want to tell you, this is good! The pie did not burn on the edge. Parchment paper meets broiler
I cooked it on parchment paper as directed and later added the sauce and the cheese. I placed the pie in the broiler. Next time I either have to cut the paper very close or bake without it.
When the pie was done, I took it outside for it's photo shoot and there was a shadow which makes the pie look uncooked in a section. It was done and boy, was it good.
Recipe was from the blog Joe and Sue. I go there quite often and usually find something that I have to make.
Adapted the recipe.
4 cups cooked spaghetti squash ( I used 2 cups, make sure all excess moisture has been removed. I used a strainer )
2 eggs whites ( didn't use)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1 teaspoon oregano, dried (didn't use)
1 teaspoon parsley, dried ( didn't use)
Salt and Pepper ( didn't use)
Slap Ya Mama- few good shakes- I subbed this for the oregano, which I really don't care for and the parsley. Slap Ya Mama has plenty of sodium and pepper so no need to add more.
Directions for the crust:
I measured the spaghetti squash and added to a large bowl. Mixed in the egg and added the mozzarella. Added the Slap Ya Mama to taste..
Before you place on pan make sure all excess moisture has been removed. Give the squash a time out and let it rest a few minutes. If you see any liquid in the bottom of the bowl drain it off .
Preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Joe and Sue said its a must to use the parchment paper so I cut my circle and placed it on the pan.
Placed the squash mixture on the parchment paper which was on the pan and pressed it down to make a nice crust. I also wanted to make sure all moisture was out so I took a paper towel and pressed it on top to soak up any the moisture that didn't come out when strained.
I baked for about 20- 30 minutes. It didn't look firm at 20 so cooked it till it was firm to the touch.
Since I cooked it early, around 6 in the morning I didn't put it back in the oven till I wanted to add the sauce and cheese.
Added my favorite bottle sauce, in this heat the only way to go and spread it over the pie.
Added the cheese and place it in the broiler a few minutes until cheese has melted.
Let it "rest" before you cut into it. The slices will peel off easier.
Next time I might spray the parchment paper.
The slap ya mama was a nice touch. I like spicy and I added just the right amount.