Ideal Meals for the “Wai Guo Ren” (Foreigner)
Living in Taiwan for a few years has taught me how to make foods I am familiar with back home but with limited resources and on a budget. If you have access to a COSTCO, than your options broaden, but for the most part, we eat simply and this recipe is a part of a collection for the American teachers living in Taiwan with a simple stove, toaster oven and small grocery store in town.
Today’s Recipe- French Bread Pizza
- Items Needed:
- Toaster oven
- Waxed paper or tin foil
- Bread knife
- Italian music
- A mustache
French bread, sandwich bread or bagel
Toppings: onions, mushrooms,tomatoes, green peppers, fresh basil, etc.
Pasta sauce or pizza sauce (Pasta sauce would work fine but COSTCO sells huge cans of pizza sauce that I open and freeze in smaller containers. If you don’t have COSTCO, buy tomato paste from a baking supply store or Carrefour and follow this recipe for
Homemade Pizza Sauce:
12 oz. can of tomato paste
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups water
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Garlic Herb Salt (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Place in pot and whisk over low heat until flavors are well blended.
One on of the pizzas in the picture I used Pesto instead of sauce. You can click HERE for my recipe. That was really tasty.
1. Turn the toaster oven on- both top and bottom heaters. Layer the rack with waxed paper or tin foil.
2. Slice the bread in half and spread the sauce on top.
3. Sprinkle cheese and toppings over the cheese.
4. Toast until cheese is bubbly and golden brown in spots.