She’s Alive! And Hungry!

Look who crawled downstairs? I think Miss Myrtle smelled cheese. I don’t know how, the aroma of freshly shaved garlic surely overwhelmed it, combined with the rosemary!

The potato pizza was a bit of a hassle to make. I soaked the potatoes (Yukon Gold’s) in salt water for a couple of hours, then drained, pressed, and squeezed the water out of them, before lightly coating them in olive oil and tossing with pepper, freshly grated parmesan and garlic, and some rosemary out of our garden.

The 65% hydration sourdough crust performed beautifully again, despite the amount of heavy topping.

It was wonderfully crispy but the flavor of the crust, which is my favorite part, was drowned out by the intensity of the toppings. One would expect this to be quite bland, but it’s anything but. Traditionally, it doesn’t have parmesan or garlic in it, those were my add ins.

I quite loved it. My mom, not so much. She didn’t dislike it, but her tastebuds were expecting pizza, and for her, that’s pretty traditional flavor wise. Tomato base, sausage, mushrooms… although she absolutely loved the mediterranean toppings I used the other day. I’ll probably need to keep my experiments for the girls, and just make mom’s favorites when I have her over for pizza.

For dinner last night, I had a slice of the potato pizza with salmon and asparagus, and that was all kinds of sublime!

I believe something anchovy is up next on my list. Jim hates them, so I normally don’t have any in the pantry. But Jim isn’t here, and a half dozen tins mysteriously found their way to my pantry. I’m sure Miss Myrtle ordered them!

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Sandie Griego

    I lost all of my rosemary in the snow and freezing temperatures we had earlier in the year. I should plant some more.

    1. tinksquared

      Oh my gosh yes! It’s my very favorite herb, followed closely by basil. I covered mine up with several blankets. It survived beautifully, much to my suprise with sub zero temps. I do only grown rosemary arp, as it’s somewhat winter hardy.

  2. mo pinwil

    Oh I adore Miss Myrtle she likes the fine things in life. No wonder she stays with you :). I really must find out how to make Rye sourdough bread as it is such a good companion to cream, cheese, with smoked salmon, lemon and herbs.

    1. tinksquared

      Oh be still m heart, that’s another favorite of mine. I adore rye bread. Now I need to bake some!

  3. Donna Rowe

    Glad Miss Myrtle is back!

    1. tinksquared

      Yep, we all know she’s the princess around here 🙂

  4. Chris P

    Well this is kind of a double event having Ms Myrtle appear. Now you have some one to talk to, but she is someone who doesn’t hesitate to share her opinion of exactly how you should do something. Always nice to have some company, I think, as long as she stays out of the wine cellar.

    1. tinksquared

      No wine for Miss Myrtle! She might stain her pretty white fur 🙂

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