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Top This, Saint Paddy's Day Edition: (Baked Potato Pizza à la Pete Zaaz)
The Baked Potato Pizza at Pete Zaaz (covered here on Slice), a quirky Crown Heights pizzeria that has recently garnered much well-deserved attention, just might be the perfect solution to your Saint Paddy's Day pizza needs. The pie adopts everything you love about a loaded baked potato: cheddar, scallions, bacon, and crème fraîche. For the potato component, Pete Zaaz pizza-makers Pete Entner (No. 7) and Glen Hudson (Pulino's) top the pie with purple potatoes cooked in cream, which get gratinéed under a sheath of cheddar on the pizza itself, making this pie both beautiful and outrageously crave-worthy.
Pete and Glen recently took the baked potato pie off the Pete Zaaz menu, and replaced it with a pierogi pie that uses similar ingredients. If you missed the baked potato pie the first time around, don't fret—you can make it for yourself at home. Follow the slideshow to find out how.
What You'll Need (for one pizza)
- 1 dough portion
- 1 purple potato
- Shredded white cheddar
- Crème fraîche
- Heavy cream
- Thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, cut into lardons
- Scallions (use only the green part of the scallion, thinly sliced on the bias)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
About the author: Originally from Los Angeles, Erin Mosbaugh writes Je Blague, where she captures her food adventures in NYC and beyond. Erin also writes dining and nightlife features for Robb Report's New York City.