Ribbons of delicate asparagus may look fancy, but making them couldn't be easier -- all you need is a vegetable peeler. They are fabulous on this flatbread, as well as tossed with an herb dressing and some hard cheese.
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- Servings: 6
Photography: Romulo Yanes
Source: Everyday Food, April 2012
- All-purpose flour, for rolling
- 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen, divided in half
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and thinly sliced
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 bunch asparagus (1 pound), trimmed and shaved with a vegetable peeler
- 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees, with racks in middle and lower thirds. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into two 6-by-16-inch ovals and transfer to two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets. Brush each with 1 tablespoon oil. In a medium bowl, toss potato with 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes on dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Bake until edges of crusts are golden and potatoes are beginning to crisp around edges, about 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
Meanwhile, toss asparagus with 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to 450 degrees, remove sheets from oven, and top flatbread with asparagus. Return sheets to oven and bake until asparagus is crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Top with cheese and bake until cheese is warmed through, 3 minutes. Drizzle each flatbread with 1 teaspoon oil, then cut into wedges to serve.
Spice It Up
Sprinkle flatbread with some red-pepper flakes for a little kick.