This pizza is one of my favourites – who does not like garlic on a pizza! It is the perfect meal for a hoard of hungry people in a hurry to eat. It makes a flavoursome meal with a minimum of fuss – just serve with a simple side salad. Salad leaves and tomato is perfect.
Make sure that you slice the potatoes thinly, otherwise they will not cook properly.
Potato, Garlic and Rosemary Pizza
1 quantity pizza dough (supermarkets and organic shops often have pizza dough, or make your own – pizza dough can be frozen so keep some in the freezer)
6 potatoes, peeled
6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 stalk fresh rosemary
1 tspn sea salt
Heat the oven to 225C. If you are using pizza stones, place in the oven to heat.
Cut the dough into 2 pieces, to make a 30cm (12″) pizza. Stretch or roll each piece into a circle, dusting lightly with flour on both sides. Place each piece on an oiled pizza tray (if using trays with holes in the base – they help the cooking – there is usually no need to oil).
Use a mandoline or food processor to slice the peeled potatoes into discs approx 25ml and no thicker than 5mm (0.5 cm) discs. Mix the olive oil with the crushed garlic.
Dip the slices of potato in the bowl with the garlic and oil, and then pace them directly onto the pizza dough. Dip and layer the potatoes until all of the pizza is covered. The less layering, the faster the potatoes and pizza will cook. When finished any large pieces of garlic can be scooped up from the oil and added to the pizza.
Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh rosemary leaves.
Place in the oven (on the pizza stones if using). Depending on your oven and the thickness of the pizza dough and potato slices, it will take 20 – 40 mins to cook (check at about 15 mins), and the smell of dough, garlic and rosemary will permeate the kitchen. Divine.
The pizza is cooked when the sides of the dough are beginning to brown.
recipe notes and alternatives
This pizza can also be cooked in a covered BBQ. See here for instructions.
The pizza can be dusted with a little black pepper too. Sometimes I add a little grated parmesan after it is cooked.
The pizza can be sprinkled with chilli flakes before cooking.