The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Friday, November 27th, 2009 | click here to comment

I got sucked into watching that Food Network show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" one day and one of the guests were talking about this potato pizza they tried somewhere and the concept of it was so strange and delicious that I had to see if I could replicate it at home. Making a pizza at home is tough enough as it is, but making a gf pizza would be another challenge entirely so I decided to search for ingredients that were pre-made to make it a little easier.

I remembered seeing this flat-bread style frozen pizza dough by Kinnikinnick at a store and thought that would be the perfect place to start.  I bought some and left it out to defrost since it's pretty much as hard as a brick when it's frozen.  When it softened up I spread a generous amount of olive oil and a little salt on it.  I then topped it with ricotta cheese and the pièce de résistance- potato slices.  I don't have a mandolin, so slicing the potatoes thin enough was an incredible challenge.  I ended up using a potato peeler, which served my purposes fairly well.  I put a pretty thick layer of potato on it because I wanted to be able to taste it.  I then topped that with sliced onions, parmesan cheese and some salt and pepper.  I cooked the pizzas on an outdoor grill for about 5-10 minutes - or until they looked done and then put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown the top.

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Overall it was really successful and pretty tasty, but there are some things I would change for next time.  I think some roasted garlic would really enhance the flavor of everything and I would use a sharper cheese like a Pecorino or Romano and mix it in with the ricotta.  Plus, I'd use vidalia onions instead of spanish, because I think the sweetness would really play well with everything else. The Kinnikinnick crust is a little thick, but I didn't mind because it gave it more of a flat bread kind of flavor which I love. I plan on trying this again soon (with my updates), but if you try it before I do, let me know what you think!



 

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