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Scalloped potato with olive and red pepper tapenade on pizza crust


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Once, while dining at a Moroccan restaurant we savored a potato dish. It had a sauce made of red peppers and black olives and had a nice tangy flavor. We throughly enjoyed it with a hot sauce topping. It was served with bread on the side. I kept reminiscing the wonderful dish over time and wanted to recreate it at home. I was debating between making it a side dish or a main dish like a casserole. Meanwhile I came across a scalloped potato recipe, the presentation was gorgeous with the potatoes arranged in concentric circles. BINGO – this has to go on a round surface a.k.a pizza crust. Concentric layers of potato with its red skin providing relief on a round pizza crust and the marinade drizzled all over. Painting on a plate ! 

So here we go – presenting scalloped potatoes marinated and baked in a tapenade of black olives with red pepper, dressed with olive oil.  Cheeses act as a binder between the pizza crust and the potato layer. Make it spicy by adding more red chillies while preparing the tapenade. This dish is really satisfying and works well for a cozy family supper with your tweens, teens or in-betweens 😉 

Scalloped potato pizza recipe

Ingredients –

Procedure –

  1. First – blend together – olives, red pepper, red chillies and drizzle olive oil while blending. Add salt and mix well. 
  2. Arrange the cut potato slices on a flat pie plate, sprinkle water and microwave for 3 minutes. Very carefully (using gloves) turn them over and microwave for another 3 minutes. Check for doneness of the potato, they should be cooked but still firm. 
  3. Once potatoes are cool to touch, marinate them in the blended tapenade and let it rest for 30 mins. 
  4. Take the pizza crust, sprinkle 2 tbsps of cheese. 
  5. Arrange the potatoes with the marinade in concentric circles on top of the pizza. 
  6. Finally sprinkle 2 more tbsps of cheese. Sprinkle red pepper flakes for added heat. 
  7. Bake in a hot oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 or as per the timing on the pizza crust cooking directions. 
  8. The cheeses will all be melted. 
  9. Carefully slice into wedges, taking care to keep the potatoes in place. 

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