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Potato Pizza

Pia Mileaf-Patel

What should you make for dinner tonight? Potato pizza, which is pretty easy (if you cheat like I do and buy pizza dough), pretty delicious, looks legit, and is not actually that unhealthy if you serve it with some salad, like the "caesar" salad from Upland that I can't stop thinking about.

I made this last time I had friends over for dinner. It's a good recipe for that kind of thing either because it's simple enough that you can all make it together, or you can make it ahead and serve at room temperature, which is just as good as when it's hot.

Using a russet potato (like I did in the recipe) gives you a potato chip texture, but the other flavors also go well with sweet potato, which comes out more caramelized. Substitute to your taste.

You need:

1T olive oil, plus some for drizzling

one ball of pizza dough (I get them at Whole Foods if I don't have time to make one)

two cloves of garlic, minced

one small red onion, sliced 1/8"

one large russet potato, peeled and sliced 1/8"

1T of rosemary

sea salt, for sprinkling

To do:

Preheat oven to 350. Oil a large baking sheet. Work the pizza dough into a rectangle about 1/4" thick, then place on the baking sheet. Spread the garlic over the crust with a dash of olive oil. Use your fingers to make sure it is evenly distributed. Place the red onion slices on top of the garlic, evenly spaced. Pat dry any excess liquid from the potato slices, then layer them so that each is half covered by the next. The dough should be completely covered by about five rows of potato slices. Chop the rosemary leaves into thirds and sprinkle over the pizza. Drizzle olive oil liberally and finish with a sprinkling of sea salt to taste. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges of potato slices are crisp and golden brown.

I use a mandolin slicer to get the onion and potato slices very thin and even. You can also play with flavors in the salt, like by using a smoked salt, or one from a local company. The Meadow in NYC has more types of salt than you knew existed, and is in general, an amazing, secret gem, especially if you love salt and chocolate (half of what they sell).