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If you read our earlier post, Coppa and Arugula Flatbread pizza, you will recall that Allie and I are pizza fanatics. Any time that we are able to make or devour pizza, we hop on the tasty opportunity. Given that we make pizza pretty regularly, we wanted to diverge from our standard toppings, and create something a bit more unique. Using rosemary, potatoes, bacon and olive oil, we gave our regular pizza, a new and savory taste. This combination was not only innovative, but the new flavors together were so powerful! Although we are pretty partial to our habitual margherita and pesto chicken classics, we loved the new lightness and zest that came with this exciting pizza.




Rosemary Potato Pizza

This July, Allie and I will be celebrating one year of marriage. It has flown by and been a truly amazing journey so far. Now that we have been attending and getting ready to attend other friends’ summer weddings, we have been thinking a lot about our awesome day, last summer. One of the things that was greatly highlighted in our décor, favors, flowers and invitations, was rosemary. To us, this fresh herb symbolized the two of us coming together. Allie grew up on a farm and her mother has always grown fresh rosemary each year in her garden. I grew up in a large Italian family, and my mother frequently used rosemary in her incredible cooking. When drawing up ideas to create a beautiful setting for our guests, we used this herb to give a final touch to every little detail. Later as we researched more about this beautiful herb, we discovered that rosemary is representative of love, faithfulness and devotion. This theme that we dreamed up, seemed more symbolic than we initially supposed. Now when we see or use it, rosemary brings a more significant meaning and a wonderful memory. We love adding it to our dishes whenever we get the chance, and enjoy the amazing aromas and zest that it brings.




One of our favorite gifts from our wedding was from a childhood friend of mine. He and his fiancé gave us a thoughtful and amazing pizza oven. This incredible gift has enabled our pizza addiction and has given us endless opportunities to perfect our pizza craft. Not only is it fun to use, but it has also brought our pizza affection to a new level, due to its ease and simplicity. We created this pizza recipe on our pizza oven, but provided directions to use conveniently in a kitchen oven. We apologize for the future pizza recipes that will most likely unfold on our blog. However, we hope they bring quick joy and exciting flavors to your dinner table. Buon appetito!




Rosemary and Potato Pizza

Rosemary and Potato Pizza

Ingredients

  • Store Bought Pizza Dough (Although making dough is fun, this tip is an inexpensive time saver!)
  • 3 Golden Potatoes: Sliced thin
  • 3 Strips of Bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tbs. Corn meal
  • Rosemary
  • Freshly Grated Gruyere Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On a skillet, heat 1 tbs. of olive oil over medium high heat. Once warm, place the strips of bacon. Cook evenly on both sides, usually 3-4 minutes per side. It depends on its thickness. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside.
  3. Thinly slice the potatoes. In a separate pan, cook the potatoes in olive oil and garlic until desired crispiness in achieved.
  4. Sprinkle the area you are going to roll the dough with corn meal. This will help the pizza from sticking to the surface.
  5. Roll out the pizza dough on the corn meal.
  6. Drizzle the top of the pizza dough with olive oil.
  7. Layer the potatoes evenly over the pizza dough.
  8. Grate the cheese until the pizza is covered, but make sure the potatoes are still visible.
  9. Sprinkle a cookie sheet with corn meal, so that the cooked pizza will not stick to it once it is cooked.
  10. Place the pizza in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until it is fully cooked. Look for when it starts to turn a golden color.
  11. Remove the pizza from the oven and let rest for 3 minutes.
  12. Chop the bacon and sprinkle around the pizza!
  13. Grate some more cheese, because who doesn’t love more cheese!?
  14. Cut the pizza, and serve. Enjoy!
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