Friday, 27 March 2009

Caramelised Onion and Potato pizza

A few years ago on here I mentioned the deli down the road made an absolutely delicious caramelised onion and potato pizza and that I was going to attempt to replicate it. Well I forgot to mention on here how successful it actually was and it has been something I like to make from time to time. It's easy peasy too and very very delicious.

I won't give specific amounts though as it really depends on the size of your pizza bases. I buy my bases from the deli down the road as they make them beautifully and just how I like them: thin and crispy. Besides, I'm lazy and will cut corners when I can as long as it doesn't affect the outcome of the pizza. So if you have a good recipe base go for it and make your own. Whatever rocks your boat really.


1 can of finely chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
herbs - I just use an Italian herb mix
2 medium size pizza bases (I buy three as I always make a different sort - vegetarian with loads of veggies and feta cheese and semi dried tomatoes)
2 small potatoes - peeled and finely sliced
equivalent amount of finely sliced sweet potato..well I like to have more sweet potato.
1 very large brown onion ... or two to three medium sized ones..finely sliced.
Garlic Aioli
Shredded pizza cheese - tasty, parmesan and mozarella all together.

For the sauce:
Use about half the can of tomatoes, finally mince the garlic and mix it all in together. It's probably more than you need. Actually it definitely store the rest for later use.

The toppings and the How To:
Caramelise the onion slowly in some olive oil in a good heavy saucepoon over a low to medium heat until nice and rich and brown. I don't make it ultra caramelised though...just well on it's way if that makes sense.

Cook your potatoes gently in the microwave for a few minutes. Drain.

Spread some sauce over yer bases as thin or thick as you like it. Grab some dollops of aoili and then smooth that around the base too. Top with layers of the sliced potato and top with the onion. Sprinkle with cheese and cook on a pizza tray in a hot oven.

mmmmmmm :-D

My husband who is traditionally a meat pizza lover thinks this is the best pizza he has ever had!

Friday, 6 March 2009

For Dina

So you don't have to see the fried rice recipe!!!! I leave you with this :-)