Home-made Pizza

Potato Pizza

My hairdresser always puts a pile of magazines in front of the workstation when she cuts my hair. She has learned over the years that I am fond of cooking, so chooses wisely and never lets me near those trashy magazines about the lives of people I don't know.

But she is good company and I rarely get a chance to do anymore than glance at some of the pictures.

This Potato Pizza was born from one of those glimpses. The photo made it look gorgeous, but I didn't have time to read the list of ingredients.

So I went home and made it up for myself.

Classic Homemade Pizza

Now a Potato Pizza seems to break all the food rules. I am talking about carbohydrates topped by carbohydrates and could easily turn bland and tasteless. So there was my challenge!

The potato itself was the easy part. I use my trusty mandolin to slice the potato into thin rounds and run them through the microwave to part cook them.

I make an emulsion of olive oil, minced garlic, chopped fresh rosemary and salt and spread that over my pizza base. I then spread minced bacon or salami and sometimes olives. It all depends on what I have and what needs using up on the day.

Spread the potato on top of all this in a thin layer and then sprinkle with cheese. Bake until golden brown (but I didn't need to tell you that)

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