4/18/11

Greek Potato Pizza

Remember the breakfast pizza I wrote about last week? I had half of the pizza crust left and decided to make another pizza with something I've never used as a pizza topping before: potatoes!

Why I've never used potatoes on a pizza is beyond me. After all, I love potatoes. Given a choice of rice, pasta or potatoes, potatoes always win! At first, I considered just making a pizza with olive oil and potatoes and maybe cheese. But I like stuff. Stuff as in shoes, photographs, dishes, jewelry, plants, and of course ingredients. And so I decided to throw in a few other toppings and make a Greek Potato Pizza.

Ingredients
store bought pizza crust
pesto
fresh oregano leaves
thinly sliced Dutch yellow potatoes
thinly sliced red onions
halved Greek black olives
crumbled feta
red pepper flakes
shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 425.
2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange ingredients on a pizza crust in the order listed in the ingredient list except for mozzarella cheese.



3. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pizza and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for additional 10 minutes. {Confession: I had not planned on using mozzarella cheese: what happened was that the feta cheese did not melt. It looked sad. So I decided to cover it up with melt-able cheese.}


This was such a success! Potatoes were completely cooked through. The saltiness of the olives, pesto and feta somehow did not overwhelm the entire dish, and it was pretty, satisfying and definitely different from your typical pepperoni pizza.


This pizza is also great the next day for breakfast. Yes, sometimes I eat pizza for breakfast.


For those of you who are celebrating Passover, Happy Passover! I'm not giving anything up, but if you are, here are a few recipes:


and of course matzo ball soup

7 comments:

Molly said...

I love how the potatoes mute down the salty, twanginess of the feta and olives. And fresh oregano? Yes, please!

debbie koenig said...

Yum! I must admit, I was hoping it was on an actual potato crust (and therefore Passover-friendly), but once Passover's over this is going on my to-try list.

cajunlicious said...

Yum! Greek pizza! Just came across your amazing blog and am a new follower!
- Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

Lo said...

Can I tell you how much I appreciate the way you arrange all of your ingredients so carefully on that slice of pizza? ;)

Seriously -- it looks fabulous. And I'll bet it tastes just as good. I love all things Greek...

Megan said...

I LOVE potatoes on pizza -- especially mashed potatoes. I think the feta probably still looked just fine... it may stay crumbly but it's still delicious! The pizza looks fantastic.

Junglefrog said...

That would not be my natural choice to add potatoes to a pizza but it looks brilliant.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Lo, what can I say? I'm pretty anal when it comes to certain things and I do like things to be pretty ;)

Megan, mashed potato pizza sounds GREAT!

Simone, give it a try :)