Two-Potato Pizza

I found this recipe online somewhere. It’s now on the Food and Wine website, but that’s not where I originally found it.

  • 1 pizza crust / dough to make 1 pizza crust (and whatever amount of dusting flour you may need to roll out the dough you use)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 large Yukon gold potato, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 5 large garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 six inch rosemary sprigs (my sister does not like rosemary, so we used oregano to taste)
  • 1 cup green and black brine cured olives (neither my sister and I like olives, so we did not use)
  • 1 scallion, white and green parts thinly sliced (we used an onion instead)
  • Coarse salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper (we used ground black pepper)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (we didn’t use the last 2 tablespoons of this)

1. Preheat oven to 500F. Prepare sheet/stone used to cook pizza.

2. Prepare your dough and transfer to sheet/stone.

3. Heat the 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add potatoes and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until barely tender, 1o min. Add garlic and rosemary (or oregano) and cook until garlic is golden and potatoes are golden brown,  10 min.

4. Remove garlic and rosemary (if you used). In a food processor, pulse the garlic, olives (if using) and scallion. Add the mixture back to potatoes. Add salt and pepper.

5. Transfer half the potato mixture to a bowl and mash. Spread mashed mixture over pizza dough, leaving a 1 inch border. Top with remaining un-mashed potato mixture. Brush crust with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil.

6. Bake for 10 (stone) to 16 min (sheet, though ours needed only about 12 min to be cooked) until golden brown. Drizzle remaining olive oil on pizza and sprinkle with salt (we didn’t do either of these).

Potato Pizza

Verdict: This was a tasty and interesting pizza. In the end my sister and I concluded that it maybe would have tasted better if it had some more toppings, like bacon, and been served with sour cream on top, kind of like a baked potato.

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