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2008/02/03 07:26:09 (permalink)

Potato Pizza

Here me out,before you laugh..
In Italy the most interesting pizza I ever had was a potato pizza.
It consisted of pizza dough topped with thin shoe-string style potatoes(another place used very thin sliced potatoes)lots of olive oil..rosemary,salt and lots of pepper.
Yeah,I know..starch on starch....put when I tried a slice,almost as a joke, it was delicious. Got my local pizzaria to tr making one and what he called "Lee's Pizza" sold well. Before you give it that thumbs down....give it a try!!! What do you think?
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    jimsock9
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 07:32:23 (permalink)
    Sounds tasty but it's not pizza, to me.
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 07:35:31 (permalink)
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 07:39:19 (permalink)


    I worked at a popular restaurant that was doing pizza with potatoes as part of their repetoire. They still sell it. I loved it and it was also my first taste of a white pizza.
    It consisted of sliced potaoes, artichokes, fontina and proscuitto. The herbs and seasonings were the same as you mentioned.

    There is a local restaurant nearby that offers potatoes on the pizza, but their pizza isn't that good. I guess that I am going to have to do this myself.

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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 08:09:37 (permalink)
    I'm with Lee on this one. I tried making potato pizza a couple of weeks ago and it came out great. The recipe is at the end of[url='http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6010.0.html']this[/url] thread on pizzamaking.com. pb (Art)

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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 08:28:44 (permalink)
    Olive oil, potatoes, rosemary... sounds good to me.

    Lee, were the potatoes crispy? Do you know whether they were pre-cooked?
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 09:10:23 (permalink)
    Funny you should mention potato pizza.. Seen an article this morning on "Pizza not what it used to be" in Muncies Star Press (and the potato one was on top of the list): http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080203/LIFESTYLE/802030330
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 09:18:45 (permalink)
    MiamiDon,
    Not sure about the pre-cooked! They were a little crispy,but NOT like french fries or potato chips,softer. Of the two cuts of potato,I liked the thin slices better,but both are great. Try it Pizza lovers. But please...NO TOMATO sauce on this one
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 09:22:47 (permalink)
    There's a chain here in GA that offers potato pizza...ranch dressing on a pizza crust topped w/ paper thin potatoes, cheddar and bacon.

    It's about the only thing I'll eat at the place, it's a buffet type targeted for kids, the regular pizza really is not good. However, it's got me motivated to make one w/ some better quality ingredients to see what happens...
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 09:56:17 (permalink)
    Great potato pizza!
    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=4623
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 10:16:37 (permalink)
    Sally's in New Haven, one of the stars in the apizza firmament, has had a potato pizza on the menu since Flo and family came back from a trip to Italy a few years ago. we were test subjects for it in an early incarnation and it was spectacular from the get go. not pizza? who cares- it's delicious... a Sally's potato pie is super simple- potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, and maybe a bit of parmesan. delicious! and with that Sally's super crust and super snarky oven, it's unstoppable... enjoy fb
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/03 17:22:55 (permalink)
    I've never had a pizza like those that've been described but I like all of the mentioned ingredients, so I can't see why I wouldn't want to at least try it.

    However, not to completely hijack the thread but when I first saw the topic my initial thought was that it was going to be about pizza dough made with potato flour. Any idea how that might work?

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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/04 02:41:07 (permalink)
    This is a potato pizza that I love and makes for a great walking food.

    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=4443
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    Here me out,before you laugh..
    In Italy the most interesting pizza I ever had was a potato pizza.
    It consisted of pizza dough topped with thin shoe-string style potatoes(another place used very thin sliced potatoes)lots of olive oil..rosemary,salt and lots of pepper.
    Yeah,I know..starch on starch....put when I tried a slice,almost as a joke, it was delicious. Got my local pizzaria to tr making one and what he called "Lee's Pizza" sold well. Before you give it that thumbs down....give it a try!!! What do you think?
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/04 08:47:21 (permalink)
    Lleechef, I think the sliced potato pizza you described sounds great. Pizza does not have to stick to red sauce and pepperoni to be pizza. I've had a similar pizza and thought is was wonderful. The only difference was my pizza had a little bit of red onion on it.
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/04 10:28:08 (permalink)
    A few pizza joints in my area have been doing a double crust potato pizza as long as I can remember. Thin crust on the top and bottom, hamburger, onion, cubes of cooked tater, sauce and cheese. They cut them in squares you can eat like a sandwich.

    Not pizza in some peoples minds? Don't care. It's good eating.
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/06 14:26:19 (permalink)
    I have never had a pizza with slices or chunks of potato on it, but i have had mashed potatos on pizza.
    I use to order from a local guy who unfortunately closed several years ago. He made a pizza with a ton ( 3 inches) of mashed potatos, bacon, cheddar. It was so good. He used a garlic butter sauce as the base.
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/06 14:46:00 (permalink)
    mmm. that sounds good with garlic butter base.
    The potatoe pizza I've had before was actually somewhat of a thin base of mashed potatoes on top of regular pizza sauce and dough. It had crumbled bacon on top of potatoes. I enjoyed it much more than my wife but at the same time, I'm sure it wasn't as good as some of the other potatoe pizzas on this post
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/08 18:05:09 (permalink)
    baughman,
    That's an interesting variation...sounds like I got to try that one!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/08 19:06:16 (permalink)
    Yeah, something that's pretty common in Italy is "not pizza." What do those people know about Pizza?
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/08 19:49:14 (permalink)
    uncledaveyo,
    Explain your post. What does your comment mean???????
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/08 20:43:53 (permalink)
    I too enjoyed the potato pizza in Italy, but had the thinly sliced potatoes instead of shoestring potatoes.

    Those who worry about the starch on starch effect shouldn't worry...with the rosemary and olive oil, it gives a delicious combinations of flavors...and this can also be enjoyed at room temperature, too.

    Toasted bread crumbs as a topping on pasta is not that uncommon in certain recipes in Italy, too, so various starch combinations such as these can been seen elsewhere.

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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/08 21:57:36 (permalink)
    Sounds like a treat to me!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/08 22:05:44 (permalink)
    You reminded me of a food treat I had in Italy: The bread crumbs on Pasta. Not strange at all.Great taste and nice texture!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/09 10:21:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    You reminded me of a food treat I had in Italy: The bread crumbs on Pasta. Not strange at all.Great taste and nice texture!

    That started with the peasants as a substitute for cheese which was too expensive for many of them to use regularly.
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/17 11:00:23 (permalink)
    There is a local restaurant in the Peoria, IL area called Fedora's that makes potato pizza. I think there are only a couple of locations left.
    I haven't had it in years, but I remember it was almost addictive and very delicious!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/17 11:49:08 (permalink)
    This is different than your potato pizza - but we have a microbrewery here in Pittsburgh called Chuch Brew Works (converted church - great ambiance). They make "Pierogi Pizza". It is pizza dough slathered with a concoction of mashed potatoes, sauteed onions and cheddar cheese, then baked to gooey perfection. It's a delicious dish - but to me - it ain't pizza. But none the less, it's great with beer!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/17 14:16:36 (permalink)
    No Kenny...it's not Margherita or plain pizza, as you know it...but it IS pizza!!!!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/17 23:33:22 (permalink)
    The Grandaisy Bakery on Sullivan Street in NY (formerly known as the Sullivan Street Bakery) makes a thin crust bakery style potato with anchovie pizza that is delicious beyond belief. Here's a pic of their Potato and onion:



    and their Funghi: Crimini Mushrooms, onion and thyme:



    and theirPizza Cavofiore: Pizza with cauliflour with gruyere cheese

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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/18 09:14:27 (permalink)
    Pigiron,

    That's it!!!! That's what I was so use to seeing in Italy. That's the Potato pie...and I'm sure I tried most of the others. I did my own Pizza tour of Italy. And because so many places in Rome(especially) sold by the weight and I could have them cut small pieces(that's another thread!!!) I got to try everything!
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    RE: Potato Pizza 2008/02/18 18:21:21 (permalink)
    Mmm, I had a delicious mashed potato pizza back in November. It was called a "pizza bianco" and I had it at Chardonnay's in Seekonk, MA. It came highly recommended by a fan. Anyway, I posted a pic of it here: - SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! It had real mashed potatoes plopped on top of a white pizza flavored with garlic, rosemary, and oil. YUM!!!

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