02.01.12

FOOD / 13

look who’s baaaaack! jen’s food column has been revitalized, people! and today we are talking about one of my favorite things on this planet: potatoes. she made this pizza at my birthday dinner party and it was a smashing hit. here she is, tellin us how to make this delicious treat…


potato pizza with rosemary infused olive oil

i’d like to apologize in advance for this recipe.  i’m sorry cause you are gonna love this so much that you are going to want to eat it every day and then you’ll tell me that your jeans don’t fit anymore cause you ate 10 potato pizzas this week and i’ll say, “it’s cool man, you still look great to me.”


what you’ll need:
• one ball of pizza dough (i’m not gonna tell you how to make it, cause i don’t really know how.  i got mine at trader joe’s.)
• 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary (in the neighborhood of 5 inches each)
• 3 or 4 new potatoes (the little red ones, but actually any potato will do.  get creative!)
• 1/2 cup of olive oil
• 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese.  i like to get the big block and use a vegetable peeler to get nice long strips.
• 1/4 cup flour
• 2 tablespoons corn meal (cause it makes this pizza totally legit).
• salt (as much or as little as you want)

what to do:
• heat your oven to 425 (double check the instructions on your dough as it may differ)
• in a small saucepan on medium/low heat add the olive oil and 4 sprigs of rosemary and let heat up for about 8 minutes.

while you’re waiting:
•  dust a counter top or large cutting board with flour and corn meal
• plop the dough onto the dust and roll away until it is flat and round (or close to round.  i’ve never actually been able to achieve roundness, but the good news is that it tastes the same no matter the shape).
• coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and then place the dough onto it

then:
• thinly slice the potatoes width-wise you get lots of little circles.  it’s important to make these almost paper thin, because the baking time is short.  i recommend using a really sharp chef’s knife or a mandoline (either way, please watch your fingers).

next:
• remove the rosemary oil from the heat and gently spoon some of the oil onto the dough, generously covering it (you can leave the edges bare, but get the rest).
• then you “fishtail” the potato slices onto the dough.  my friend, mady, came up with that idea.  basically, you are just layering them so they look pretty.  just a slight bit of overlap.
• take the one remaining sprig of rosemary and remove the leaves and then sprinkle them over the pizza.

•now, top the pizza with the grated parmesan and get ready for greatness.  pop that pizza into the oven and cook until the dough is light brown and the potatoes have crisp edges.
• remove the sprigs of rosemary from the remaining oil and discard
• transfer the rosemary oil into a glass bottle (you’re still gonna use a little, but i bet you’ll have enough left over that you could make salad dressing or something yummy).

finally:
• remove the pizza from the oven and place on a large cutting board.  sprinkle it with salt and drizzle some of the rosemary oil over the pizza.  slice and serve (and prepare yourself to make another one, cause people will ask for it).

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by designlovefest }

34 COMMENTS

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    Rachael B says:

    Talk about food porn! I can’t wait to make this. The true Irish girl in me is giddy with excitement.

    Jennifer says:

    Mmmm noms. And I love how y’all shot the ingredients and the pizza! I kind of can’t wait to try this out.

    I am so excited this column is back. Hooray for potato pizza!!!! I want it for breakfast

    Abby says:

    That looks simply delectable!! Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle says:

    I recently had potato pizza for the first time, and I loved it! Mine had onions on it which I didn’t care too much for. I’m going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

    This sounds like my type of recipe!

    kate says:

    The first time I had rosemary potato pizza, I nearly died from happiness! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely recipe.

    Ashlie says:

    definitely filing that away in the “food to entertain guests” place (wherever that is…) sounds similar to a dish i like at a local restaurant – looking forward to trying at home!

    Sophie says:

    That looks so good! I can imagine it will also be tasty with cumin-if you’re into that 🙂

    Potatoes + bread = heaven…

    Mfree says:

    LOVE potato pizza. I can’t wait to try this one. The photos for this are fantastic too!

    Man, this sounds amazing. It is going on the list of things to make for sure.

    Wow this looks amazing. Carbs are one of my favourite things, so I am all in.

    Sarah says:

    I love potatoes. I love pizza. This is definitely going on my must make list! Sounds totally delicious.

    YESSS, I’ve been waiting for more food posts from Jen – she’s the best! This looks delish! And as ALWAYS, the images and design are just stunning.

    amy says:

    yay! i’m seriously so glad jen is back! this definitely looks like a winner, and i’ve walked past the pre-made pizza dough at TJ’s so many times…now i know what to top it with…yum! 🙂

    bre says:

    When I saw this on instagram, I had a sneaky little feeling it would become a food post. THANK GOD … I need to make this stat. 🙂

    Rebecca says:

    a fav pizzeria of mine makes a rosemary potato pizza, much like this, but they added spinach and olive tapenade, and use a sprinkling of feta instead of parm.
    if your looking to change it up a bit…

    bougiehippie says:

    This may be pretty and yummy but all I see is carbs

    Awesome! I’m definitely putting this on my list of things to make 🙂

    Kelly says:

    oooh! i was trying to think of something to make for a special occasion tonight! this will be great!

    eva burns says:

    My husband and I make this all the time! Sometimes we get a little wild and add ricotta too.

    Rebekah says:

    That’s one of my fav pizza combinations! We normally make with spicy sausage on half of it for the hubby.

    lesleigh says:

    Delicious pizza toppings! If you’re looking for a tasty dough recipe, I just posted this: http://pearlsonastring.com/2012/02/02/homemade-pizza-dough/

    Please come check it out!

    Lesleigh

    amy says:

    Update: I’ve now made this pizza twice and can testify to it’s amazing-ness. So, so good. And I alternated the potato slices with pear slices and added goat cheese once too…you’ve created a monster 😉 And I thank you for that.

    Ganesh says:

    This looks rlaely yum! yum! and by the way thanks for sharing the recipe. The pictures look mouthwatering so I wonder will the actual pizza taste good. I guess there is only one way to find out. Although, I am a little skeptical to even try it cause I don’t know about the sweet potato part. Anyway thanks for sharing. I am sorry you couldn’t take any food home from you thanks giving dinner.Best regards, Anna

    Bri! Omg, I just made a variation of this (I used a regular old tater and added onions and mushrooms)…all because I read this post yesterday. nomnomnom…. You were right about needing to make two! So so good. Thank you so much!

    nancy says:

    i love potato pizza! i will try this immediately! yum.

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