If you haven't had potato pizza, then you’re missing out! Honestly, it's our favourite pizza in the babe street kitchen. Who knew something so simple could be so darn good? We probably have at least one potato pizza every week at this point. It's one of those things that once you discover it you just keep craving it more and more. Not only is it delish, but pizza is also super fun to make at home. Pizza night is a highlight in the babe street kitchen. Especially since one our homies gifted us a pizza oven and now pizzas are on tap! If you don't have one, you should get one they are amazing!
Why you should make potato pizza...
Because it is DELICIOUS!!
Less is more when it comes to pizza and with this potato pizza or should I say pizza con patate less is definitely more. This herby potato goodness is a party in your mouth, you won’t regret a single bite. (You shouldn't regret a slice of pizza ever!). This potato pizza was extra special for us here at babe street as most of the ingredients came from our very own garden. If you’re looking for something easy and fun to grow, I recommend growing potatoes.
How to make potato pizza...
There are two ways you can make potato pizza, there the cheater version and the all-in version. I always go all in because home-made dough just tastes so much better than any store-bought pizza bases. If you were strapped for time, you could also use a flatbread as the base, that would work well.
For you hunnies that want to make your own dough (highly recommended) I used a simple dough recipe that will make you 4 small thin-crust pizza or 2 thick crust pizza. The basic dough recipe I use is:
- 4 cups flour
- 2.5 cups of room temp water
- 1 sachet of yeast
- 1 tbsps of sugar
- 2 tbsps of salt
- 2 tbsps of olive oil.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and knead into a dough. The best thing about home-made dough is you can keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days or freeze it for a month.
To take the pizza up a notch we make beer pizza dough its the tits.
Too ensure your potatoes are cooked and crispy, slice them super thin and then gently boil them in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Aim for potatoes that are just past raw. If they are too soft, you will struggle to pick them up and manoeuvre them with your hands.
Once you have your dough or pizza base sorted, and your potatoes are ready to go all that's left is to assemble. Use your favourite tomato pizza sauce for the base and, then layer on your potato, herbs, mozzarella and goats cheese. If you have a pizza oven, you can cook the pizza for 10 minutes or, if you have a conventional oven, cook it for 15-20 minutes. Pizza stones work well for the oven, to help crisp up the base of the pizza.
Once your pizza is beautifully cooked top with some chilli oil, rocket and cracked pepper and that hunni is a bloody delish pizza.
What to do with leftovers...
I doubt you’ll have any leftovers because it's so darn delish, but if you’re like us and always seem to make enough to feed an army, you might have some leftover.
Cooked pizza will last in the fridge for up to 3 days. We often eat it cold for breakfast because pizza for breakfast is life, no better way to start your day. I wouldn’t recommend doing it all the time from a nutrition point of view, but hey it’s yum!
If you prefer warm pizza, you can heat it up in the microwave except the microwave has a tendency to make the base soggy. The best way is to re-heat in the oven on 180 degrees for about 5 minutes or, you can heat it up in a sandwich press. If you’re using a sandwich press at work for example, just make sure to put a layer of baking paper on the top and bottom of the pizza. No one wants toppings stuck to the sandwich press plus you’ll lose most of your toppings and, that’s not fun for anyone.
Tips and Tricks...
- If using an oven set your temperature to 250 degrees for it, too heat up. Heat up the pan you will cook the pizza on as well. That way the bottom of the crust will get nice and crispy.Once you place the pizza in the oven turn down the heat to 180 degrees.
- Slice your potatoes thinly and cook al dente or just slightly cooked so that they crisp up nicely when you cook the pizza.
- If you have a pizza cooker or oven, we use the 2.5 setting and cook the pizza for 10 minutes.
- If making the dough when rolling out and making the pizza, make sure to keep the other dough balls covered with a damp towel so that they don't dry out.
How to mix it up...
The herbs we use for the pizza is chives, sage and thyme. Sage and potato together are just amazing, it’s magic! However, if you don’t have them on hand you could use rosemary which would also be yummy. Fresh herbs can be expensive, I know that’s why we grow our own which I totally recommend! As an alternative though you could use dried mixed herbs, fresh is always better but sometimes you just gotta use the dried stuff.
To make vegan just switch out the cheese for your favourite vegan cheese.
If you’re a gluten-free hunni, you could replace the base with a gluten-free base. Or you could get the recipe for a gluten-free dough here. I don’t have my own yet but I'm working on it.
How to Serve...
Pizza like all meals is best served with your favourite people. With that being said, pizza is also a dope meal to eat by yourself. I find making pizza when I’m feeling low or stressed, always ups my mood. Something about the dough making and the process of making a pizza just helps me feel mellow and, it also tastes fanbloodytastic.
Looking for a beverage pairing?
For beer lovers, I would suggest a Larger or an American pale ale.
For wine lovers, I would suggest a dry rose or a sauvignon blanc. If like, me you love red wine I would go for a mellow red maybe a light pinot noir.
Looking to spice it up serve with a dirty martini.
I hope you enjoy this pizza as much as we do. Get your favourites around or knock out a pizza night with the fam. Food is most enjoyed with your loved ones, and cooking is much more fun when cooking for others.
Spread love through food and most of all keep on cooking good looking.
Potato and herb pizza
- 4 cups AP Flour
- 2.5 cups room temp water
- 7 g yeast 1 sachet
- 2 tbsps salt
- 1 tbsps sugar
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 4 Pizza base
- 1 cup tomato pizza Sauce
- 8 medium poataos thinly sliced
- 4 tbsps chives
- 4 tbsps Sage
- 4 tbsps thyme
- mozzarella cheese
- goats cheese
- 2 cups rocket
- chilli oil optional
- cracked balck pepper optional
The pizza dough
- To make the dough combine the water yeast and sugar in a bowl. Slowly begin to add in the flour and mix together. Add in the salt and the olive oil.
- dust a clean worktop with some flour and tip the dough out. Knead together for about 5 minutes. This is a rough dough so 5-10 minutes kneading should suffice. Let stand somewhere warm for one hour or until double in size.
To make the pizzas
- Thinly slice your potatoes so they almost look like slightly thicker chips/crisps. Place into a saucepan with salted water and cook on the stovetop for 5 minutes. Just till they are slightly cooked just past raw. When done drain and layout on to a paper towel until ready to use.
- If you are using a conventional oven pre-heat to 250° with the pan your cooking the pizza on inside. if you're using a pizza oven turn on and let it heat up to your desired temperature. ours is heated to about 300°
- If using fresh herbs, wash and dice them all up to make your own herb mix.
- When the dough is ready divide into 4 separate balls. Roll each one out individually keep the ones you aren't using under a damp tea towel. Roll out the pizza bases with a rolling pin or just use your hands to shape. You want them to be about a 10 inch diameter.
- Once you have your base rolled out, layer on your pizza sauce, the potatoes top with the herbs, mozzarella and goat cheese. turn the oven down to 200° and place the pizza on top of the preheated pan and let cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes. or until the base is a nice light brown colour. If you like your base super crispy let cook slightly longer.
- Repeat the last step for each pizza if cooking all 4 up.
- Once the pizza is cooked top with fresh rocket some chilli oil and cracked black pepper.
- If you don't have the time to make your own dough. You could use a flatbread or purchase a ready-made base for the supermarket. The homemade dough is the best part though.
- If you don't have access to fresh herbs a dried mix would also work.
- When cooking the potatoes only cook for max 5 minutes you still want to be able to handle them with your hands.