At some point we were on the homemade pizza kick. We hadn’t done it in a while, so I picked up some premade wheaty pizza dough at Trader Joe’s and got back down to business. I used the last of the blue cheese we bought at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station recently. It’s great, and was well spotlit here. The potatoes on the pizza were grown in my parents’ compost heap. Not kidding, some potatoes that went bad were thrown in there and didn’t get disturbed, and they grew into a potato plant, with baby potatoes. Nature is awesome, and the potatoes were tasty!!
- 1 Package of premade pizza dough
- 2 small potatoes
- 1 small onion
- Blue cheese, crumbled (how much is up to you)
- Olive oil
- Garlic or garlic powder
- Dried basil flakes
- Dried oregano flakes
- Red pepper flakes or chili powder (optional)
- Rosemary for topping
- Mix oil, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, red pepper (if using) together in a small bowl.
- Using a mandoline, slice onions and potatoes very thin (they don’t cook well if they’re too thick).
- If you don’t have a really big pizza stone (I don’t) divide the pizza dough in half, and stretch each half out on two heavy oiled cookie sheets.
- Brush the oil mixture on each half of the pizza.
- Distribute the sliced onions over the pizzas, then the sliced potatoes.
- Distributed the crumbles of cheese over the pizza.
- Sprinkle the rosemary bits over the pizzas.
- Bake in the oven per dough directions (usually I have to bake a bit longer until the pizzas are as brown as I’d like). Seems like normal directions are 450F for 12 minutes or similar.
- Cut with a pizza cutter and serve or store immediately.