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Portuguese Potato Pizza

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Potato Type: Russet
Prep Method: Baked


Main Dish

Prep Time

45 Mins

Cook Time

15 Mins


Serves 8


  • 1ea pizza dough, proofed and stretched
  • 4oz marinara or pizza sauce
  • 1oz Portuguese hot chopped peppers (pimenta moida)
  • 6oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10oz chourico-potato hash
  • 4ea medium sized eggs

Pizza Dough

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 5oz warm water
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey

Parsley-almond Pesto

  • ½ bunch parsley, rough chopped
  • 2oz sliced almonds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1oz Grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Potato Hash

  • 6oz russet potatoes, ½” dice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2oz canola oil
  • 2oz leeks, diced
  • 2oz cherry bomb peppers or similar mild red pepper, diced
  • 4oz Portuguese chourico, casing removed, chopped medium fine
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Portuguese Potato Pizza

  1. Preheat the oven to 480 °F with a pizza stone
  2. Top pizza dough with marinara sauce and pimento moida
  3. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese on top, then spoon the hash evenly over top, and then add the remaining mozzarella cheese
  4. Make 4 small divots with a spoon on each quarter of the pizza and crack the eggs into each divot
  5. Place pizza in the oven and cook for 5-7 minutes or until done- if the eggs still seem too soft, they will likely carry over and set after the pizza is taken out of the oven.
  6. Drizzle the parsley-almond pesto over top and serve

Pizza Dough

  1. Bloom yeast in the warm water.
  2. Place all ingredients in a mixer with the dough hook and mix on low speed for 6-8 minutes or until gluten is fully developed.
  3. Place dough into a bowl and proof for two hours. Punch dough down and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove dough from the refrigerator two hours before making pizza.

Parsley-almond pesto

  1. Place the almonds, garlic, salt, cheese, and half of the water and oil in a food processor and process until it forms a paste.
  2. Add parsley and process, then drizzle in the remaining water and olive oil to emulsify.

Potato Hash

  1. Place the diced potatoes in a pot with salt and water to cover. Bring to a simmer and cook until just tender, but still firm. Drain the potatoes and set aside momentarily.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the leeks in the canola oil until they are translucent and aromatic. Add in the peppers, chorizo then saute for 5-7 minutes or until the chorizo is brown and some of its fat has rendered out. Add the potatoes and cook them until they are golden.
  3. Drizzle the hash with the olive oil and adjust the seasoning with the salt and pepper. Set aside until you are ready to make the pizza.


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