First: Let’s cook the potatoes and get that out of the way.
Line a baking sheet with foil. I like the non-stick kind (fabulous). Drizzle with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Sprinkle with kosher salt
And fresh ground pepper.
Slice the potatoes pretty thin. Oh, maybe about 1/8-inch.
Spread the potato slices on the prepared baking sheet. I like to rub the slice around on the oil, salt and pepper.
Then flip them over.
Place the potatoes in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
The potatoes are done when they are soft and slightly browning.
Set them aside until you are ready to assemble the pizza.
Second: the sauce
You will need 1 medium size shallot.
Put garlic through a garlic press, if you have one. If not, just chop quite fine.
Strip the thyme from the stem and roughly chop.
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of the butter.
That’s just one of the 5 tablespoons NOT all of the butter just ONE tablespoon.
Add the chopped shallots.
Saute for about a minute.
Add the garlic.
and the fresh thyme. If you don’t have fresh thyme you may substitute with 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme.
Saute until the shallots and garlic begin to brown.
Add the chardonnay. Don’t freak out, I’m using nonalcoholic chardonnay. Yes. They make that.
Squeeze in 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.
Don’t use that bottled stuff. I haven’t found a culinary use for that stuff yet. Let it remain in the bottle, in the grocery store. Purchase a fresh lemon. You will be so happy that you did.
Just a pinch of white pepper. If you don’t have white pepper, just go ahead and use fresh ground pepper. I haven’t found a use for that canned pepper either. That should remain on the shelf next to the bottle lemon juice IN the grocery store. Not in your cart!
I do not have or own chicken base or bouillon. I use this reduced chicken stock and I must admit it is pure heaven. LOVE, LOVE, Love it. You can purchase it through Amazon – Glace de Poulet Gold. It’s pricey, but this is the cheapest I have found it by about $10.
I keep it in the refrigerator once it has been opened. It’s like a think gel. I just slice it off and add it to soups and sauces. It has a very rich flavor.
Reduce the sauce to about 1/4 cup.
Turn off the heat and add the remaining butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Whisking after each tablespoon.
They butter will melt and thicken the sauce.
Set aside until ready to assemble pizza.
Time for the dough. Remember that dough you made last night AND remember that it only took you about 5 minutes? Time to make the pizza crust.
This dough is very sticky so heavily flour a surface and work with the dough every so GENTLY.
Cut the dough in half .
Flour you hands and the dough so that it does not stick.
Cover the remaining dough with the plastic wrap that you used to cover the bowl with.
Ever to gently press and pull the dough into what ever shape you want your pizza to be in.
I’m going to attempt a circle.
Cover that pizza stone with cornmeal.
Gently slide the dough onto the pizza peel being very careful not to tear the dough.
Drizzle the edges of the pizza with a little olive oil.
Brush the edges with the oil. This part really isn’t absolutely necessary. I just like the sheen and crunch it gives the crust.
Spread 1/2 of the sauce on the pizza.
Sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella. I only use about 1/2 cup, but you can use more.
Arrange the potato slices on top of the cheese and top with fresh thyme and rosemary .
Gently slide the pizza off the peel and onto the hot stone that has been heating in a 500 degree oven for one hour. (That’s just a reminder)
Bake the pizza for about 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is turning golden brown.
Take a peek into the oven.
You will find that this crust is chewy and crunchy all at the same time. The lemon, garlic flavor of the sauce is just a dance in my mouth. I seriously love this pizza.
Like I said in my last Thai Chicken Pizza post, homemade pizza can be a lot of work. So worth the effort.
Especially when you use fresh homemade ingredients. Nothing can compare. Ok…I take that back. Pizzeria 712 in Orem, Utah is quite amazing. They use local organic ingredients. Their pizza’s are simple yet amazing!