Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fancy Pizza

Back when I was doing the potato cleanse, I did a lot of searching for potato recipes. I remember coming across a recipe for a potato pizza. No, not a pizza crust made out of mashed potatoes. This was a regular pizza crust with very thinly sliced potatoes, and rosemary. I ran across several recipes, some vegan some not. But vegan or not, it was a pretty simple pizza that seemed really elegant for some reason. I guess I have low standards for elegance! I decided to attempt my own vegan potato pizza last night, and it was pretty tasty. Every recipe that I saw used olive oil (extra virgin) as a base, with garlic and herbs,followed by the potatoes, etc. So, since I'm battling the bulge I went light on the oil,  resulting in the pizza being a little on the dry side. It was still tasty. I used a little potato flour in the dough again, and it really made the dough so much more tender.
I had some fancy olive bar olives left over, and so I added those to the mix. I think thinly sliced red onion would be amazing too. I was scared the potato slices wouldn't cook, but surprisingly they did! Thy have to be sliced paper thin. I used the slicer part of a grater. It smelled really good while it was baking, and I felt like I was fancy eating it.
This was another pantry meal. I need to get some fresh fruit and veggies in my fridge. I think the two green onions I sliced on top at the end were the only green thing in my fridge. It's so grey out, and according the the weatherperson in my computer, it might storm today.  Ever since moving back to the west coast, I've become such a baby about the weather! But, I am on day four of working up a sweat, and I want to make sure I am making healthy choices all across the board. Who am I?
Happy Sunday!



7 comments:

  1. I tried thinly sliced potato on pizza for the first time not that long ago and it really is yummers!

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    1. It really is, I was pleasantly surprised!

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  2. WOW! This looks and sounds terrific! YUM...

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  3. Yum!! There's a bakery here with a vegan thin crust pizza that has rosemary, thyme, garlic, and the thin potato slices on top and it is SO good!
    I actually made a kind of pizza for myself last night too- i used chickpea flour to make socca and then just added some sauteed mushrooms and onion ontop when it was done baking. Very tasty (and the chickpea flour is really high in protein and fiber so it's very filling too)
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I've been meaning to try a socca pizza. I always make pudlas with my chickpea flower, and i remember seeing some images for socca and socca pizzas. I think I still have half a bag, thanks for the reminder!

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  4. I am a big fan of potatoes on pizza. The first time I had it was in a bar in Manchester where the pizza base was covered with hoisin sauce and topped with garlic and potato slices. Really delicious.

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