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French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!

French Breton Galette

French Breton galette: a hearty stuffed buckwheat pancake!

Course Main Course, Starter
Cuisine French
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories per serving 437 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices cooked ham
  • 9 oz buckwheat flour (250 g)
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 ml)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup water (240 ml), lukewarm
  • 1 ½ oz unsalted butter (45 g), melted
  • 4,5 oz cheese (125 g), grated
  • a handful fresh chives chopped finely
  • vegetable oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the flour and eggs to a bowl.
  2. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  3. Then add the water, sugar and milk. Season with pepper and salt.
  4. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  5. Stir until you get a runny batter. Then add the melted butter.
  6. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  7. Stir well. If you want no lumps in the batter, blend it for a couple of seconds or use a stick mixer. Then cover the bowl with a towel and let the batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  8. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  9. Pour a tiny drop of vegetable oil in a non-stick pan and place it over high heat until hot. Then add a spoonful of the batter. Don’t add too much. The crepe must be thin and pliable. If it's too thick it will break when you fold it later.

  10. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  11. Gently move the pan around to spread the batter evenly. Then bake the crepe for 3 to 4 minutes until cooked on one side. Flip the crepe over and cook it for another 3 minutes.

  12. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  13. Once cooked, take the pan off the heat. Place a slice of ham in the middle of the hot crepe (trim it if necessary).
  14. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  15. Then break an egg on top. I used a serving ring to keep it more or less in the middle.
  16. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  17. Then place the pan back over medium heat. As soon as the egg white starts to set, fold the sides of the crepe and close in the egg yolk. Bake for another 2 minutes until the yolk is warmed through. Sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped chives.
  18. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!
  19. Season with pepper and salt. Serve hot.
  20. French Breton galette: hearty buckwheat pancakes stuffed with ham, fried eggs and cheese! This is a classic French recipe!