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Chef John reveals the secret to perfect potato-topped pizzas!

By Chef John
March 02, 2021
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I love anything involving potatoes, and after some initial skepticism that love includes potato-topped pizzas. Unfortunately, they're not that easy to do, since you need to slice the potatoes thin enough to cook through by the time the crust is done, but if they're too thin, you don't really get enough potato flavor.

I've tried pre-cooking the slices first, but they just didn't have the right texture, so I ended up trying the ultimate in already cooked potatoes, and the potato chip pizza was born. Not only are chips way easier to work with, but they also pack a punch when it comes to concentrated potato flavor. A classic win win.

You can sauce and cheese a potato pizza anyway you want, but this classic pesto-based version is hard to beat, and I have to give a shout out to Extreme Pizza in San Francisco, where I had this for the first time. Speaking of first times, I hope you give this amazing potato chip pizza a try soon. Enjoy!

Get the recipe for Chef John's Potato Chip Pizza.

Potato Chip Pizza
Potato Chip Pizza
| Credit: Chef John

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