Grilled Potato Cheese Pizza
This unusual pizza makes a great brunch dish. Serve it with scrambled eggs, pan-seared tomato slices, and a salad of spring greens vinaigrette.
Makes two 12-inch pizzas
- ½ recipe Pizza Crust for the Grill dough
- Cornmeal and flour for dusting
- Vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup Garlic and Oil Sauce
- 1 pound thinly sliced Cheddar cheese
- 1 pound thinly sliced smoked Butterkase cheese
- 6 Idaho potatoes, peeled, cooked, and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
On a lightly floured board or on parchment, roll out two 12-inch dough circles. Place one circle of dough on a metal pizza peel or rimless baking sheet generously sprinkled with flour and cornmeal.
Prepare a gas or charcoal grill so that one area is hot while another side or corner is medium-hot. Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Slide the pizza onto the grill rack over the hot coals or heating element. Close the lid immediately and grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until pizza dough is cooked on the bottom and grill marks appear. Remove dough to peel or baking sheet, turning the grilled side up.
Brush the grilled pizza side with half the olive oil. Quickly spread half the sauce over the grilled crust. Cover the sauce with half the Cheddar and Butterkase slices, followed by half the potato slices arranged in overlapping circles. Drizzle a tablespoon of melted butter over the potatoes, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the rosemary. Sprinkle half the shredded Monterey jack cheese over the potatoes.
Carefully slide the pizza back onto the grill, placing it over the medium-hot area. Close grill cover and cook 3 minutes. Check to make sure crust isn't browning too quickly. If it is, move some coals to the opposite side of the grill or lower gas grill thermostat to reduce heat. Continue to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and serve. Repeat cooking process with second pizza.