Sunday, March 08, 2009

Adventures in the Kitchen

Found a recipe the other day that looked intriguing, and tried it today as our Sunday Dinner. It’s a winner. You shoulda been here.

Potato Skin Pizza
Cooking spray

1 large potato per serving; baked and cooled completely (I baked ours the day before and let them cool over night.)

Pizza Sauce

Pepperoni, finely chopped
Ground beef or sausage (very loose)

Green bell pepper, finely chopped

White onion, finely chopped
Olive slices
Mushroom slices
Grated Cheese (Choice of Mozzarella, Parmesan, other Italian cheeses)

Adjust quantities according to number of servings.

Bake potatoes at 450° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Do not wrap with foil.)
After potatoes are baked and cooled, slice into four length-wise wedges. Remove all potato flesh and set aside.* Leave about 1/8 inch on skin.

Preheat oven to 450° Place all wedges on a prepared pizza pan, cookie sheet or round stone. (Do not use your cooking spray on stones.)
Spoon about 2 teaspoons of pizza sauce onto each wedge.
Sprinkle other ingredients on, one layer at a time.
Bake until cheese melts and potatoes are hot; about 8 – 10 minutes.

Season to taste with red pepper flakes, garlic or oregano.
Serve immediately. Eat with utensils or pick up a wedge and wolf it down.

This real good ‘n’ healthy pizza is a little labor intensive, but like anything real good ‘n’ tasty, it’s worth the effort. You can use alternate ingredients and fix it up the way you like your pizza. It’s the potato skins that make it different.

Four wedges per serving.
Serve a light salad before and/or a small vegetable serving with the pizza.

And your guests will suddenly become your new best friends. Serve them this and they'll even do the dishes afterward.
Bon appetite!

*Save the potato flesh for mashed potatoes, soup or other dish.

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