Pizza is one of the most popular foods in America. My husband loves it so much that our family has a pizza day every week. lol Do Koreans love pizza too? I cannot say that pizza is a food for all ages in Korea like it is in America, but it is a popular food for Koreans, especially the younger generations. Then, how is Korean pizza is different? 🍕 That is what I’m going to show you today. 😉 Koreans like a lot of toppings on their pizza. Among those toppings, there are some ingredients that you may have never saw on pizza before, such as sweet potato paste, sweet corn, seasoned potatoes, etc. Does anything sound interesting? For me, as a potato lover, I always liked potato on my pizza in Korea. My husband thought it was weird to see potato wedges on top of his pizza for the first time. Then, once he tried Korean potato pizza, he liked it. I tried to keep this recipe simple, yet still delicious. I will also teach you how to make a garlic dipping sauce that Korean pizza restaurant often serve with this potato pizza. Are you ready to try something unique but very tasty? 😉 Then, let’s get started.
Yield: 2 10 Inch Pizzas
Short Korean Lesson
- MoSeoRi (모서리) = edge
- CoNeo (코너) = Corner
- 2 Thin Pizza Crusts or 4 Tortillas (10 inch)
- 2-2½ Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 6 Strips Bacon or Turkey Bacon
- 1 Cup Onion
- ⅔ Cup Pizza Sauce
- Some Dried Parsley (Garnish)
Potato Wedge Ingredients:
- 2 Medium-sized Yellow Potatoes (3 Cups Water + ¾ tsp Salt)
- 1½ Tbsp Melted Salted Butter
- ½ tsp Dried Parsley
- ¼ tsp Onion Powder
- ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Pinches Black Pepper
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
- 2 Slices American Cheese
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- ½ tsp Garlic, Minced
- ¼ tsp Vinegar
- 2 Pinches Salt
Prepare 2 medium size yellow potatoes. We are going to leave the skins on, so wash them good and remove any bad parts.
Cut each potato into 12 wedges. To do that, cut the potato in quarters, and then slice each quarter into 3 wedges. You will get 24 pieces total from 2 potatoes.
Pour 3 cups of water into a pot and add the potato wedges. Then add ¾ tsp of salt.
Once the water starts to boil, cook for about 5 minutes on high. We will cook the potatoes about 70%. Depending on the type of potato you use, the cooking time can vary, but I recommend you try yellow potatoes for the best result.
Meanwhile, let’s prepare the other ingredients. Cut 6 strips of bacon into half-inch pieces. I like to use turkey bacon, but you can use normal bacon. Cut 1 cup worth of an onion into ¼ inch pieces.
Mix ½ tsp dried parsley, ¼ tsp onion powder, ⅛ tsp garlic powder, and 2 pinches of black pepper in a small bowl. This way, you can coat the wedges with the seasoning evenly.
After 5 minutes, take out the potatoes from the boiling water and put them in a mixing bowl.
Melt about 1½ Tbsp of salted butter and pour it over the potatoes. Mix it gently.
Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on the potatoes and mix it one more time.
Place all the seasoned wedges in a heated nonstick pan. Fry one side of each wedge for about 5 minutes on medium-high.
Add the bacon in another heated pan. Fry for about 5 minutes on medium-high, or until done.
After 5 minutes, flip all the wedges to their other side and fry for anther 5 minutes. The bacon is done cooking now, so remove it from the pan and add the onion in the same pan. Fry it for about 5 minutes on medium high. The grease from the bacon can give the onion good flavor.
After 5 minutes, the potato will be nicely golden brown on both sides. The onion is done cooking too.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. All the ingredients are ready, now, so let’s put the pizza together. In this recipe, I will show you 2 different pizza crust options. The first option is using tortillas. Thin tortillas can make for a very crispy thin crust pizza. It is also cheap and easy to use for pizza. So, place 1 tortilla (10 inch) on a baking sheet.
Since, a tortilla is a little too thin for pizza crust, I will use 2 of them. To make them stick together well, sprinkle about ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on the tortilla. The cheese will melt and glue them together when you bake the pizza.
Put another tortilla on top of the tortilla with cheese. Now, this will be our pizza crust.
Spread about ⅓ cup of pizza sauce on the tortilla evenly. Depending on your tastes, you can adjust the amount of pizza sauce.
Divide the cooked bacon and onion in half since we will make 2 pizza with them. Put half of the bacon and onion on top of the pizza sauce.
Sprinkle about 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over the bacon and onion.
Then, place 12 potato wedges on top in a circle, as if you are making a clock.
For the final touch, sprinkle some dried parsley on top of everything. It is optional.
Bake the pizza for about 12 minutes at 400 F.
After 12 minutes, all the cheese will be melted, change the oven to broil and finish baking the pizza in a minute. You will get beautifully baked potato pizza.
If you want to go for a more original pizza flavor, try my second option for the crust. It is store bought thin crust pizza dough.
Put the same amount of pizza sauce, bacon, onion, and cheese on it as you put on the tortilla.
The baking time will be slightly different. You can follow the instruction for your pizza crust. Mine was to preheat the oven to 450 and then bake the pizza at 425 for about 12-14 minutes. After that, broil the pizza for a minute. This also yields a nicely golden brown cheese.
While the pizza is baking, you can make great garlic dipping sauce that goes really well with this potato pizza. Simply add all the garlic dipping sauce ingredients in a sauce pan. After the cheese melts and starts to bubble, cook it for a minute on medium-high and then turn off the heat.
Both of the pizzas got a nicely crunchy pizza crust. Plus the delicious potatoes tasted really good with the bacon, onion, and the dipping sauce for the pizza. I liked both of them, however, if I have to pick only one, I will choose the pizza using tortillas. I really wonder which one will be your favorite. Please try this yummy Korean potato wedge pizza someday and let me know what you think. I have a special announcement for you today. Tomorrow, (September 9th) I want to try my first real live stream. Why do I say “real”? It’s because, as some of you might already know, I had a short live stream last week to test and learn how to do it. It was fun to meet some of you then. As one of the methods to communicate with you, I want to have live stream every now and then – if it goes well, and if you like it. So, for the first trial, I want to eat something delicious with you and we can have some chit chat. I will bring my fire noodles to eat, and you can bring anything delicious to eat with me. It will be at 5:30 PM PST, or 8:30 PM EST. Please come and join – let’s have a fun time together.