Potato Pizza

Potato pizza may sound strange to the average American ear, but to me it sounds like my two favorite things combined!

Yes, it is pretty much the starchiest thing you could possibly create (and forget it if you are on a low-carb diet!) but it will be delicious.

There's no doubt about it!

So dine like the Italians and throw some spuds on your pie!

The basic Italian potato pizza is the crust, potato slices, and cheeses, but you can always add your other favorites if you like a heartier and heftier pizza.


My Authentic Potato Pizza Recipe

Makes 1 large pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pizza dough (frozen is fine, too!)
  • 2 large potatoes (any variety), peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or freshly grated (optional)
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying

Potato Pizza Recipe Method

First of all, if you are using a frozen dough make sure it is thawed and at room temperature before you try to work with it (otherwise you'll have all kinds of trouble stretching it!)

Prepare the dough by spraying a large pizza pan with nonstick spray, and spreading it over the surface to about a 1/2 inch thickness.

Here's a tip: coat your hands and the dough with a sprinkling of plain white flour and your task will become so much easier!

potatoes

After you've stretched out your dough, heat a skillet with some olive oil and lay the potatoes into it.

Let them cook until they are just tender. You can tell this by how transparent the spuds get... if they are still white, they're not done yet.

If you like, you can sprinkle some salt and pepper on them (and any other spices you might like) while they are still cooking.

Turn off the heat, and let them cool slightly before you begin the next phase.

Sprinkle the olive oil over the pizza dough, then add a little salt, a little pepper and the oregano. You might also want to add a little bit of garlic powder for flavor since this pizza is the kind with no tomato sauce.

Then comes the fun part!

Start arranging the potato slices on the dough. Any way you like is fine - I like to start with an outside ring and work my way in, making sure to cover the whole surface with potatoes!

Lastly, sprinkle the potato pizza with the cheeses and pop it into a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the bottom of the crust is golden brown.

Then, prepare to fall in love with pizza all over again!



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