Saturday, August 8, 2009

Who needs pizza crust…


when you can have a potato crust! This potato pie crust is bangin’ good! My sister sent me this recipe months ago; my only regret: that I hadn’t made it sooner! You bake the crust first, then you can fill it with whatever you like! My sister sent a broccoli pie recipe with the crust recipe, but I didn’t have any broccoli. Instead I made a Savory Tomato Pie, that was ten times better than pizza!

Parrish picked the daily tomato harvest from our garden. A mix of cherry, roma, and slicer tomatoes.

tomato harvest 008

I love the way tomatoes smell when they’re fresh from the vine!

To make the crust you’ll need:

2 firmly packed cups grated raw potatoes
1/2 t salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c grated onion
vegetable oil

You could use the Simply Potatoes found in the perishable dept. at most grocery stores instead of grating your own, but Parrish and I have a TON of potatoes, so I grated my own.

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 9 inch pie pan. Place raw potatoes in a colander and salt. Let set for 10 mins, and squeeze out water.
Mix potatoes, egg, and onion. Pat into pie pan, building up the sides.

tomato harvest_pie crust

Bake 30-40 mins or until golden brown. (After the first 20 mins, brush with oil to crispen the crust.) Remove from oven and reduce heat to 375 for the rest of the pie.

Now the crust is ready!

tomato harvest_crust ready

I sliced the larger tomatoes into thin slices and the cherry tomatoes in half; tossed them in a touch of olive oil and sprinkled them with salt and pepper. I did a layer of tomato slices:

tomato harvest_crustwithtomatoes

and then a light sprinkling of parmesan and fontina cheese. Then one more layer of tomato and another sprinkling of cheese!

Bake until the cheese is golden.

tomato harvest_slice of heaven

Heaven. The potato crust is SO GOOD!!!! When I make this next time I think I’ll add caramelized onions. I didn’t add them this time because I wasn’t sure how strong the onion in the crust would be.

tomato harvest_slice

Tasty! I ate leftovers for lunch the next day at work, and it was still delicious!


Tomorrow Parrish and I are going to tour a possible wedding venue!!!!! I’m so excited! Expect a recap!


Farty Girl said...

I make polenta crusts. But I am about five seconds from throwing them to the wind. This recipe is genius! Much love.

Katie said...

I love this idea! I'll definitely be trying it out soon!

Lauren said...

Love it! Potatoes in pizza crusts sound perfect to me =D.

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this! Potato pizza crust sounds perfect.
Can't wait to try this.

iampalegreen said...

I am definitely making that! Looks delicious!

39 To Go! said...

Wow! That looks amazing!!

Marlow said...

Farty Girl- Have you ever made polenta fries?

Katie- Thanks! I hope you like it!

Lauren- I know right!

Camper- Thanks!

Betsy- It is SO delicious! Hope you like it!

Karmagirl- Oh yes!

MoonGoddess said...

betcha a few cloves of sliced garlic would be pretty amazing on there too! & some fresh basil...

Good luck with the potential venue!! Can't wait to hear about it.

Katie said...

I LOVED this!! It's so easy, too! Thanks for a great idea.

Katie said...

I loved this, and it's so easy!! Thanks for a great idea!

Unknown said...

You've made me very hungry.
I've put off making pizza since gluten free but this I need.

MelK said...

I'm making this tonight! Can't wait!

Alysa said...

YUM! I can't wait to try this!

Jenn said...

Love the idea! It was yummy:-)
I made it and I have a random question. You seem like a potato expert.
My potatoes started turning pink after I grated them. I'm not sure if it was one or both potatoes but I sort of think it might have been one.
Is that pink color normal? I thought it might have been the air hitting the grated potato/a chemical reaction. I'm asking because I felt sick later in the afternoon and I'm trying to narrow it down.
It's obviously not these ingredients because they are all safe.
I love your blog... in fact I'm sort of obsessed over it:-)

Marlow said...

Jenn - pink potatoes are fine to eat and that can often happen when grate then yourself at home. It's an enzyme in the potato that causes it to turn pink, it's the same enzyme in bananas that make them turn brown! Often when you use a dull knife (or grate them) this can happen. Often if you out your potatoes in cold water before you grate, you can keep this from happening. Sorry you got sick!