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!