I LOVE Pizza! Yes, it is one of my favorite foods. It also reminds me of Italy which is one of my favorite places to travel. I first went to Italy when my husband lived there while stationed in the Air Force and then later had the opportunity to tour there a few times with the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. It's a beautiful country and the food, the food, is just so amazing.
In my opinion, the next best thing to traveling to Italy, is eating pizza! I'm not the only pizza lover out there of course. Did you know there is an International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas? Sadly however, even though I would love to go, it's not open to the public because it is a professional trade show. I found out about the show from Vegas.com as they are the official host city. So if a trip to Italy isn't in the cards for you this year (with a young toddler it will be a while before I get back to Europe!), maybe a trip to Vegas could be on your list with a stay at one of the Italian themed hotels. Vegas.com asked if I would come up with a pizza idea inspired by one of their hotels. So of course I chose the Italian themed hotel The Palazzo! If you want to check out more of the Italian themed hotels in Las Vegas head on over to Vegas.com and their fantastic hotel section. To check out The Palazzo and more Las Vegas Hotels head on over to their website: www.vegas.com/resorts
This pizza recipe is similar to one I've made in the past, except I've revised the recipe to make it even easier and less expensive to make! In my other recipe, I used Yukon gold potatoes sliced thinly on a mandolin, real truffle oil, rosemary-garlic infused olive oil, and goat cheese. You can use all the above in this recipe and follow the same instructions! I'll make that pizza again sometime and blog it with those ingredients. In this revised version, I'm using organic Yukon gold hash browns, truffle oil spray, and dried oregano.
There is something magical in my opinion about the pairing of Yukon gold potatoes, Fontina, and truffle oil. Yes, this is a dish with a lot of carbs, but if you are going to have the calories, do it with high quality ingredients an enjoy. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Truffled Patate Pizza
- 1 16oz bag frozen organic Yukon gold hashed browns (cook following directions on package)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2-3 sprays of Truffle flavored liquid spice (or 1-2 TBSP Truffle oil), to taste
- 2 cups Fontina cheese, shredded
- 2 cups arugula
- 2 TBSP shredded Parmesan
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Truffled Pasta with Potatoes and Arugula