Here we go gang, I never entered a Throwdown before, because most of the time there's no way I could put out anything like so many of you guys & gals can. I never was a cook, and never will be one, however this time I thought I had a lock on the judges poll, due to 2 of their 3 criteria.
It said think out of the box. The thing I'm gonna show you has never been made by anyone before, unless Google isn't as good as I thought. The closest thing I could find to this on the internet was a pile of Tater Tots smashed into a Pizza crust. I think somebody said the more smoked stuff you put in it, the better, So I smoked the potatoes, and topped it with my smoked cheese & 6 different types of meats that I smoked.
BTW: It even tasted better than it looks. You really have to try it.
Here we go:
#1 Take 4 nice sized potatoes, and stick them in your smoker without heat for 2 hours, above a Hickory filled A-MAZE-N-SMOKER, lit on one end.
#2 Remove those smoked potatoes from the smoker and bake them.
#3 Let them cool awhile, and stick them in your fridge over night to cool & firm up.
#4 Remove Smoked Baked Potatoes from Fridge, and slice them into 1/2 thick slices.
#5 Put the slices in a Medium hot frying pan with butter, until both sides of all of the slices are well browned & buttery (this could take a few batches).
#6 Lay out all of the slices that will fit in a circle on a Pizza pan. Cut little pieces of some of the smaller slices to fill in little voids between the larger slices.
#7 Take some of your smoked Mozzarella and grate it.
#8 Put as much of this grated cheese on the potato Pizza crust as it takes to hold it together, and broil it just long enough to melt the cheese.
#9 Partially fry any of the uncooked toppings you will use on the Pizza, like Belly & Buckboard Bacon, and set it aside.
#10 Now if you want to keep each topping separate, you will have to make your cuts now.
#11 Slice up enough cherry tomatoes to cover the whole pizza, and spread them out now.
#12 Spread a little more Smoked Mozzarella Cheese on top of the tomato slices.
#13 Now if you want to do it the way I did, cut & lay out on individual slices, Belly Bacon, Smoked Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Venison Bacon, Deer Sausage, and Buckboard Bacon.
#14 Spread the rest of the grated Smoked Mozzarella Cheese on the whole thing.
#15 Place in Oven at 350˚ until the top cheese is melted, and everything else is nice and warm.
#16 Remove from oven, and let the diners select which pieces they want.
Our son came up to have some, and the three of us ate 6 of the 8 slices for dinner. Another amazing thing is the next day I nuked the two left over pieces, and my wife & I ate them. They were just as good as they were the night before (Not dry or mushy)!
You don't have to do any of this exactly like I did. I did all of these things to try to win a contest by entering the most original (out of the box), and time consuming meal.
BTW: If you want a hint as to what this tastes like (before you make your own)---Think of those Baked potato skins that they scoop out most of the potato, put cheese & bacon bits in, and bake it again. Now just think about using "Home Smoked Cheese" and a different kind of smoked meat on each slice.
Now check out the Qview:Slicing 4 Large Smoked and Baked Potatoes:
Pan browning slices of Smoked & Baked Potatoes in butter:
Slicing & drying cherry tomatoes:
All slices browned:
Browned Smoked Baked Potato slices laid out in Pizza Pan:
Completed Smoked Potato Pizza (pieces around outside show what is on each slice)
Cold-smoked potatoes, baked, sliced, pan browned, and arranged into a circular pizza crust. Has my smoked mozzarella & cherry tomatoes on the entire pizza, except half of the top one, to show viewers the potato slices. I smoked all of the additional toppings. They are (clockwise, starting at 3 O'clock)---Belly Bacon, Smoked Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Venison Bacon, Venison Sausage, and Buckboard Bacon:
Smoked Belly Bacon topped:
Smoked Buckboard Bacon topped:
Smoked Deer Sausage topped:
Smoked Canadian Bacon topped:
Smoked Deer Bacon topped:
Smoked Pepperoni topped:
Just Smoked Mozzarella & Cherry Tomato topped:
Edited by Bearcarver - 5/14/15 at 6:35am