PERFECT POTATO PIZZA
Ps. I can't believe it's vegan!
When something seems to be too good to be true, it generally is.
But that's not the case here.
This pizza, in spite of the mere simplicity of it, made eyes sparkle the first time I made it. Still does. I'm talking tummy butterflies! I ate the whole thing straight from the oven.
It's just SO good!
I could eat it every day. But I probably shouldn't..
The ingredients are few, cheap & easy to find in your local supermarket.
But before I start, let me first apologize. To the pizza police. I know it's not really a pizza.
But it looks like one. Tastes like one. And I liked the name.
But the million dollar question remains.
Can you really call it a pizza without the cheese?
Now, if you think: No way lady! please try making it anyway, just call it a potato galette.
Thing is, that in some magic way, when the potatoes, base, oil & spices come together in the oven, it creates something amazingly yummy. You may have to experience it to believe it. Honestly. So here is how to make it.
The base, makes 4 pizzas 25 g fresh yeast 400 ml water, cold 100 ml vegan yoghurt (oat) 1 tbs agave (i use honey from my friends place, but it's not strictly vegan, nor am I, not even close) 2 tsp salt 100 ml olive oil 650g plain wheat flour +to roll the dough Mix yeast & water. Add rest of ingredients and work the dough. Cover with towel and leave to rise 1,5 hr. Or cover with cling film and let rise overnight in the fridge.
If your in a hurry, use lukewarm water and cut the time to 45 minutes.
Prep topping while you wait. Peel potatoes Chop a red chili Pick some fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano I slice the spuds on my mandolin. It's such a great tool in the kitchen. Gives me the fine slices I'm after here. Keep them in cold water until baking otherwise they go brown. Roll your dough and lay the sliced potatoes on top, like your laying a roof.
Sprinkle with chili, herbs & sea salt.
Drizzle some oil on top and bake until golden and ready at 275C. I prefer to have a hot baking tin to transfer the pizza to. It cooks more evenly like that. I do cook it on baking paper but please be careful so it's not catching fire. A pizza stone would also be grand, use it if you have one.
Hello Darling! Now, please sprinkle with more fresh herbs. I love to grate some lemon zest on top. Make it an organic one if you can.
The fresh herbs lifts the flavour, triggers the appetite and makes taste buds jump & dance. The lemon brings summery freshness.
Serve as it is or as a side. I serve it with my fave vegan creamy almond & roasted pepper dipping sauce.
Mix almonds, roasted peppers, garlic & chili, add oil. Salt to taste.
Thanks for checking in today loves. Just try this. x/susanne
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