Monday, March 1, 2010

potato-pear-gorgonzola pizza

little pizza all put together.
pretty yellow world market mat
chimay-blue label and amber.

sunday--after doing numerous loads of laundry and generally having a lovely-relaxing and productive day...wes decided he wanted a home made pizza. we were seriously obsessed with my pesto pear creation a couple weeks ago....but we didn't have any basil and had reached a point of laziness where we were no longer willing to run out to the store (i did admit laziness...).
i decided to mix that pizza up just a bit--
here's what you need--
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic-chopped
parmesan (about 1/2 cup)
salt and pepper to taste
trader joes whole wheat pizza dough
1 bag mozzarella (i use about 1/2 the bag on a large pizza)
gorgonzola (handful sprinkled on top)
1 russet (we had russet--you could use any potato you would like)
walnuts (chopped and bagged from TJ's)
super super easy--one of the reasons we love home made pizza. Roll out the dough (wes' job...he's just so much better at it than me ;-), i used a food processor to combine olive oil, garlic and parmo...blend until well combined. i spread this mixture all over my dough (instead of pesto)...sprinkled mozzarella over the top followed by v. thin slices of potato (one right next to the other) so you will always get a bite of potato; layer thin slices of pear over that and sprinkle gorgonzola and your walnuts over the top.
i cook it for about 20 minutes on 450. yum yum.... we never end up snapping a pic once it's done...probably because it's so delightful that it gets cut into and devoured before one can even reach a camera...
i will say i love the thin slices of potato on the pizza...i love the crunch of the walnuts and the flavor of gorgonzola is amazing. I have an idea for our next one....but really, you can't beat that pesto (i would choose pesto over anything else)...this was delightfully delicious though!!! enjoy.
:: peace and love ::