10 Ways to Use a Potato


Potato Crust Pizza

You can even use potatoes to make a unique, tasty pizza crust. Here's a brief how-to.

  1. Scrub about 1.5 pounds of potatoes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of pepper and four teaspoons cornstarch.
  3. Slice up your potatoes. Make them thin -- use a food processor or mandoline.
  4. Put the potatoes in a bowl and sprinkle with half the cornstarch mixture. Gently stir to mix and then sprinkle on the rest.
  5. Brush a tablespoon of olive oil over your 12-inch (30.5-centimeter) pizza pan.
  6. Layer the potatoes on the pan in concentric circles. Make sure you cover the pan completely.
  7. Sprinkle some chicken broth over the potatoes and brush them with a bit more olive oil.
  8. Then, press down with your hands to compact the potatoes into a crust.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees until edges turn brown (20 to 30 minutes).

Your crust is ready! Remove it from the oven, add your favorite toppings -- for example pesto, grilled chicken and some feta cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes or so and enjoy.

[source: Idaho Potato Commission]

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