16. Januar 2011

Week 41/52: Potatoe Leek Pizza

On Friday, the geek and I go grocery shopping. I don't know where that little weekend starting tradition came from, but it is my signal for letting go and calming down. It is not only that I love grocery shopping in general, seeing all those products, discovering new ones, laughing about odd ones and such. It is also that we do something together to start the weekend. Plus there is one less thing to do on the weekend as the fridge is all filled.

This Friday: same procedure as every week. But that also meant that we come home hungry at about eight and didn't have that much time to cook. So we tried another potatoe pizza, one that doesn't have the potatoes in the dough, like the other one, but on top. Potatoes are a super pizza topping, I was quite surprised!

Normally, you'd use a yeast dough for a pizza, but as we were a bit hungry pressed by time, I prepared a sour-cream-oil-dough, which works just as fine but has the advantage that it need not rise. You can use it right away, just throw together the ingredients. Plus it is really versatile. Add some sugar and you can use it for cakes or cookies. Anything goes.

So here is the how-to:

For the dough, mix together:

300 g flour
3 tsp baking powder
a dash of salt
150 g sour cream
100 ml milk
100 ml oil (canola or alike)

For the topping:

125 g bacon, squared
3-4 potatoes, very thinly sliced
1 mozzarelly cheese, thinly sliced
2 leeks, sliced
freshly grated parmesan cheese
black pepper

Preheat the oven to 175°C.

Fry the bacon and set it aside, but leave the grease in the pan.

In the bacon's grease, sauté the leek for a bout 3 minutes.

Mix the dough ingredients in a bowl. You don't actually need a kitchen machine or an electric mixer, a spoon will do.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface using that new silicone covered rolling pin the geek gave you for christmas on which the douhg won't stick. I love the geek, have I ever mentioned that before? Sprinkle with salt.

Place the dough on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Lay out the potatoes slices in a pretty, overlapping pattern and sprinkle them with salt, too. If you slice the potatoes just before you need them, they won't turn brown.

Add the mozzarelly cheese slices. No need for a pretty pattern.

Add the leek.

Add the bacon.

Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese.

Bake the pizza for about 10 - 15 minutes and avoid going to watch the news on TV. Might make you miss that point after which the pizza becomes a bit too brown and crispy at the edges.

Add more wine and enjoy a tasty wintery pizza that warms the heart.

Delicious! None of the ingredients covers the taste of the others, not even the bacon. Really well done, kitchen fairies. I could also imagine some goat cheese on top, so I guess I'll have to make that one again soon.

Guten Appetit!


  1. klingt super... aber mal ehrlich: sowas kochst du, wenn du nicht viel zeit hast. ich bin eingeschüchtert :)!

  2. Ach was, probier es mal, das geht schnell. Nur schnippeln, Tagesschau, fertig.