Monday, July 19, 2010

Garlicky Pesto & Potato Pizza

There is a little rock n roll pizza joint called Escape from New York that makes really good pizza slices. I tried to re-create one of my favorite slices- the You Say Potato- at home, and here is the recipe. I just used packaged greek flatbread instead of making homemade crust but it still turned out pretty tasty!


2 flatbreads or pitas
1/4 cup pesto
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 medium red or white potato
2 heads of garlic
olive oil, for drizzling
chopped basil

Slice off the top of the garlics and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in tin foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350. Cool a bit and then peel the cloves.
Cut potato in half and boil in a pot of water for about 20 minutes, until you can pierce it with a fork. Cool a bit and thinly slice.
Spread pesto on the two flatbreads. Scatter most of the mozzarella on top. Add potatoes and garlic cloves and top with the rest of the mozzarella. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake on a baking sheet at 350 for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped basil.

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