Tomorrow I am going for a hydrogen breath test to check for a couple of food intolerances. Yes, this is a journey and I am not there yet. There is something else going on that has not yet been identified, hence this test. It takes 3 hours which is a bit of a pest because it means time off work. And it’s necessary to have three sessions – the first is a control test, the second a fructose test after filling up on juice and the third is a lactose test (they are related) after filling up on milk (I think). Today I have been on a strict diet to make sure I am empty of certain food groups and I have had very peculiar meals. But I wanted to feed Dario and Adriano well despite my woes. These potato rosti pizzas worked well because I was able to eat everything except the cheese. They are simple to make, require few ingredients and got the approval of both male members of the family.
- 4 potatoes, peeled
- Salt & pepper
- A bag of spinach
- 1 tomato
- Edam cheese or mozzarella
- Coconut oil & butter
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
- Grate the potatoes in a food processor or with a hand grater.
- Squeeze out all the water and dry with a clean tea towel.
- Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
- Melt the butter and coconut oil in a frying pan.
- Place heaped spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil/butter mixture and shape into rough, flat circles.
- Fry until golden on both sides.
- Meanwhile wilt the spinach in another frying pan with a little butter.
- Place the cooked rosti on baking paper on a baking tray.
- Place a layer of spinach on top of each one.
- Follow with a slice of tomato and season.
- Layer a slice of cheese on top and place the tray in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
My Kitchen Stories says
Wow you are going through the wars. I guess it will all lead to somewhere worthwhile and once this would not have been possible, so good luck. The little pizza s look great and what a good idea
It’s not so bad. I just have decided to get to the bottom of things for once and for all. It’s about time!
Oh, my gosh, Suzanne…these look INCREDIBLE! Those crispy potato rosti bases are done to perfection.
PS…good luck with the testing. I hope you get some answers.
Thanks, Liz. There are three sessions and then the tests have to be sent away so no quick answers unfortunately.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Hope your tests go well! I love these little pizza, the potato rosti make the perfect “crust”!
Thanks, Laura. It was a surprisingly good crust for a pizza.
Hotly Spiced says
I have never heard of that kind of a test. And three hours! That’s a very long time. I’m glad you were able to enjoy these potato rostis because they look really delicious. I love the combination of spinach and potato. Good luck with the tests xx
Thanks, Charlie. This is a medical test done by a gastroentologist. They give you a drink and then test your breath every 15 minutes for 3 hours while the substance passes through your system. I’ve had the first one – the control one and now have to book for the next.
Good luck with your test, 3 hours does sound very long. I had at some point intolerance to yeast, pork and dairy, and though the first two solved out, I still have to watch my dairy intake. These little pizzas are lovely by the way 🙂
Thanks. I didn’t have to do much for the 3 hours except blow into a machine every 15 minutes but it did take a hunk out of the working day. That’s great about being able to eat yeast and pork again. I have heard of people overcoming allergies through various methods. That’s quite hopeful.
This is my first time here, all the best for your test.
I just LOVE LOVE your space !! Awesome ! i am soooo glad i found it. love the space and love these cute potato pizza !!
Thanks so much, Simi, for the compliment and your enthusiasm. I must check out your blog.
Laura @ Family Spice says
Oh, those look amazing! I love the idea of using latkes as your “crust.” Good luck getting your food allergies diagnosed and under control. I really should go get tested myself. I’ve had years trying to figure out my issues, but never got a definitive answer. Fingers crossed you get an answer quickly.
Thanks, Laura. It’s taken me until now to do something about my issues. It’s amazing how long we put up with a life that’s less than comfortable for so long. I hope you do something to sort it out but believe me it’s no simple route. I am going down the path of fructose intolerance now but it takes a while to do the testing and then get the results. Good luck if you do try.
Gosh, I hope the tests are productive and you get to the bottom of what’s bothering you. And what a nice looking dish! This is such a simple recipe, and looks like it has wonderful flavor. I love recipes that are both quite healthy and tasty. Good stuff – thanks.
Healthy and tasty is my aim with all my cooking and mostly I achieve that – at least my family says so.
The Life of Clare says
Good luck with all those tests, I really hope they find what ever it is! These look wonderful, any takeon a pizza is delicious I think.
Thanks, Clare. I hope I find the issue sooner rather than later too.
I agree that any way you make pizza is a win because of the toppings.
I know that mozzarella is what is typically paired with tomatoes, but wouldn’t pepper jack give it just enough extra zing to send it out of this world?
Suzanne Perazzini says
I don’t know exactly what pepper jack is since we don’t have that here, but any pure mature melting cheese would work.