Jim Lahey’s Potato Pizza

9 Sep

Got the idea from my friend Niki last year and finally made it myself.  I think it would’ve been better if had a mandoline to slice those potatoes thinner.

[ Ingredients ]
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
– 3/4 teaspoon sugar
– 1 3/4 cups cold water
– vegetable oil, for bowl and pans
– 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
– 2 potatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
– 1 tablespoon chopped onion
– 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

[ Process ]
– combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer, and slowly add 1 3/4 cups cold water. Mix on low speed until ingredients begin to combine. Increase speed to medium high, and continue to mix for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic and cleanly pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl
– place dough in an oiled bowl, and allow to rest for 2 to 4 hours until it has doubled in size
– while the dough rests, prepare the potato topping. Slice potatoes very thin using a knife or a mandoline. Then soak them in several changes of ice water to remove excess starch and prevent discoloration. Drain slices in a colander, toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and set aside for 10 minutes. Drain any accumulated water. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, onions, and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and set aside.
– preheat oven to 440 degrees. Prepare two rimmed baking sheets with vegetable oil. Divide dough in half. Place each piece on its own baking sheet. Using the palms of your hands, flatten dough out to the edges of the pan. Evenly spread potatoes over the surface of the dough up to the very edge, or about 1 inch from the edge if you desire a crust on your pizza. Season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil
– bake potato pizza until it has shrunk away from the edges of a pan and the bottom is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly; slice into pieces, and serve. Potato pizza is also delicious served at room temperature

Makes two 8-inch pizzas or one 14-inch pizza.
Recipe from here.


7 Responses to Jim Lahey’s Potato Pizza


jaime wascalus

September 11th, 2009 at 9:21 am

les! i’m so excited to read you! um, you’re not vegan, are you? not that that’ll influence my readings…woohoo!



September 14th, 2009 at 1:58 am

Hi Jaime! Nope, not vegan, only dairy-free. Them dairies make me feel ill. I’m so excited to finally be doing this also :) I’ll have at least one post a week so watch out!



October 3rd, 2009 at 2:07 am

Hey Les! My roommate often makes something similar, but he puts spicy tempeh pieces on the pizza with the potatoes. I think that’s a recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance or one of those cookbooks. No matter where he got the idea, it’s delicious!



October 5th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Hey Sandi! That sounds like a good idea. I’ll try it next time for sure :) Hope you’re eating well in Taiwan!


leslie kopchinski

October 7th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

and i just got a pizza peel!! will have to try this. is jim lahey like mr. lahey from trailer park boys? that’s what i’ll be thinking about when i make this. whether it is or isnt’. hahaha

looking forward to reading your food blog, les! i am trying to cut down on the dairy, too, so this is really good timing for me to be inspired. :)



October 14th, 2009 at 2:15 am

Oh believe me, I am!

Keep up the good work! See you in December!



November 10th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hey Les,

So kailangan Datu Puti ang vinegar? LOL. This is website is really nice.
Les na les :-) Ma try nga.

Ate Sheila :-)

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