This delicious galette is easier to make than it looks! That means if you are trying to impress anybody with your awesomeness as a cook, you can lay this baby down on the table next to a succulent meat dish, and be all smug about it. 😀
By definition, a galette is a flat round cake, or pastry – OR – any food prepared in said shape. Potatoes are used frequently. But those dang nightshades! They can be so bothersome to some people (ahem, me 🙋🏼♀️). Japanese sweet potatoes to the rescue! Those are the ones with kind of a purple-y skin, but a white flesh. Before you ask, I haven’t tried white sweet potatoes. I went with the Japanese ones because they don’t seem quite as dense as white sweet potatoes, and thus able to soften a little better.
Some of you may raise an eyebrow at one certain ingredient: duck fat. I know! I have had a bit of an “unpleasant” response to it in the past myself. But then Laura Morrow, founder of the company Simply AIP, contacted me asking, “Hey, do you have a recipe that uses duck fat?” Duck fat is in this month’s subscription box, and she needed a recipe to go along. Now, honestly, heretofore I have disliked duck fat. BUT. I do SOOOOOOO love a creative challenge! I set out to make a recipe that uses duck fat that I would actually like. So that’s how this recipe came to be. And if you are a Simply AIP subscriber*, you will see a recipe card in your box this month (January 2019) with this recipe! 😀
Try something new! Enjoy your cooking! Be a food adventurer! And have an absolutely fantastic day!
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No-Potato Galette By http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com
- 1/3 C. cassava flour
- 1 T. finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 T. large flake nutritional yeast (This is to give it a cheesy flavor.)
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. sea salt
- 1 T. + 1/4 C. duck fat, melted
- 8 C. thinly sliced Japanese sweet potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes)*
*For best results, slice with a mandoline.
- Pre-heat oven to 400° F. In a small bowl, combine flour, rosemary, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and salt. Set aside.
- Grease sides and bottom of a 10” cast iron skillet with one tablespoon duck fat. (You could also use a tart pan or springform pan, but the galette might not have a crispy finish.)
- Place sweet potato slices in a large mixing bowl. Add dry mixture. Toss it all together with your hands.
- Starting at the edge of the skillet, overlap coated potato slices in a spiral toward the center. When you have finished a layer, drizzle one tablespoon of melted duck fat over all. Make new layers, drizzling melted duck fat each time, until layers reach about one inch from the top of the pan. (You might not use all potatoes.) Sprinkle any remaining dry mixture over all.
- (Skip this step if using a tart pan or springform pan.) Place skillet over medium high heat. Cook for five minutes.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper over the galette, and weigh it down with a pie plate. Place all of this in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are soft when tested with a knife. Remove pie plate and parchment. Bake another five minutes. Remove skillet from oven, and cool for five minutes.
- Run a knife around the edge of the galette to separate it from the skillet. Place your serving plate upside down on the skillet. With MUCH caution and oven-mitted hands (because it’s heavy AND hot!), hold the plate and skillet together, and invert the whole thing. Carefully lift off the skillet.
- Revel in your handiwork! Garnish with sprigs of rosemary.
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