Are you in for a classic French dish today? Here is my lush recipe for potato galette! It consists of a layer of crunchy scalloped potatoes on top, and buttery soft and smooth potatoes underneath… A real treat!
This potato side dish is both crisp and smooth at the same time.
And that is also why I love it so much!
I am always on the lookout for new potato side dish recipe. So I am glad to say that I have found yet another way to prepare potatoes at home…
There is so much more to prepare with potatoes apart from the usual cooked or mashed potatoes!
Potato Side Dishes
If you have a mandoline slicer, then this potato galette recipe will be much easier to prepare it.
The advantage of a mandoline slicer is that the potato slices are all of the same thickness. Which also means that the potatoes will cook evenly. If you slice the potatoes with a knife, some slices might be thicker that others.
Slice them evenly for the best result.
Easy Potato Galette Recipe
This galette for instance is a real delight.
Crunchy on top with a layer of buttery soft and smooth potatoes hiding underneath. Now that I come to think of it, you could actually call it a skinny potatoes dauphinoise. It still contains butter but no cream.
What to serve this potato galette with?
I love it with a good grilled steak. Or juicy pork chops. And spicy Italian sausages in wine for example. And I have even served it as a light vegetarian meal for lunch, with a crips green salad on the side!
So what about that potato galette La Madeleine, a French bakery and café based in Dallas, is so famous for?
It is part of their Country French Breakfast.
And their potato galette comes with two eggs (cooked to order), bacon or sausage and a butter croissant.
Thing is, their galette doesn’t look like mine!
Which is understandable because it contains a mixture of grated potatoes, dried herbs and cheese. Some people even claim that made potatoes are also added, which makes sense though.
Anyway, no scalloped potatoes at all like in my recipe.
Potato Galette Recipe La Madeleine
It kind of resembles more a Swiss potato rösti or classic hash brown really.
Do you want to try that one out at home as well?
Then I suggest that you scroll down to the second recipe here on this very page!
You will love it…
Here is me hoping that you like this one as much as I do…
Do you love scalloped potato side dishes like this galette?
Then you should also check out a popular French potato recipe that you most certainly have heard about as well: my dauphinoise potatoes au gratin!
Easy Potato Galette Recipe
A classic French potato galette recipe: crunchy scalloped potatoes on top, buttery soft and smooth potatoes underneath...
- 2 ¼ lb oven potatoes (1 kg), peeled
- 2 garlic cloves peeled
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tsp dried herbs
Fill a large pan with water. Add the whole garlic cloves and dried herbs. Place the pan over high heat until boiling.
Slice the potatoes finely using a sharp knife or mandoline slicer. Then add the sliced potatoes to the boiling water.
Cook the potatoes for about 7 minutes. They should still be a little crunchy. Don't overcook them! Then drain the potatoes. Discard the garlic and pat the potatoes dry between 2 clean kitchen towels.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Cover the bottom of a spring form with baking paper and tighten it. Brush the bottom with some melted butter. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Put a layer of the half cooked potato slices on the bottom. Brush with melted butter and season with pepper and salt.
Keep building the galette up this way until all the potato slices are used. Brush the top with the remaining butter and season with pepper. Put the potato galette in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 30 minutes. Check if the potato is tender. Bake for another 15 minutes if necessary. Then open the spring form and remove the side circle.
Here comes the tricky part. Put the galette on a clean surface, keep the baking paper steady with one hand and carefully pull the springform bottom from underneath the galette. Then place the bottom on top of the galette again and turn the whole lot upside down. Carefully peel away the baking paper.
Place the galette under a hot grill for a few minutes until the top starts to brown nicely and crisp up. Keep an eye on it! Slice the potato galette up. Serve hot.
Potato Galette La Madeleine Recipe
Let me show you how I make my la Madeleine style potato galette at home…
This crunchy crisp hash brown kind of treat taste just great for breakfast or lunch even!
Whenever I see a hash browns recipe or hash browns on the menu somewhere, then it makes me think of Key West, Florida.
We were there a couple of years ago to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Our last breakfast there was in the Southernmost Beach Café.
We had been there for dinner a couple of times, but not for breakfast before.
It is a great place, packed with people.
It is noisy, bustling, vibrant. Gorgeous smells come from the kitchen, and delicious looking dishes fly out the door. We sat down and ordered our breakfast from the menu.
We tuck into our eggs and bacon.
A then a couple of minutes later the waiter puts a plate of hash browns on our table by mistake. We tell him that we didn’t order hash browns. So he asks another waiter. Who walks away to register, comes back and tell us that he can’t find what table ordered it.
So he just leaves it on our table, telling us that we could have it for free.
Easy Potato Galette with Cheese
I have eaten all kinds and sizes of hash browns while visiting Florida.
From floury, boring and bland to extraordinary. But my most favorite one was the crispy flat version. We had it for breakfast at a little eatery alongside the road while cruising through the Keys.
I also remember now that their eggs benedict were absolutely fabulous as well. It is a pity though that I don’t remember the name of the place anymore.
A sizzling stack of crispy hash brown like potato galette with cheese between it. I sprinkled mine with a little fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese.
Do you love hash browns?
Then you should also check another version with cabbage and bacon!
Potato Galette La Madeleine Recipe
My homemade potato galette recipe: crunchy homemade hash brown like potato pancake that taste just great for breakfast! Delicious...
- 7 oz potatoes (200 g)
- 2 tbsp onion chopped
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- parmesan cheese grated
1) Peel the potatoes and rinse. Grate them thinly.
2) Transfer the grated potato onto a clean kitchen towel.
3) Tighten the towel into a ball.
4) Squeeze well to drain all the potato juice until the last drop. Remove the dry potato.
5) Add it to a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the chopped onion. Heat a tablespoon of sunflower oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Divide the grated potatoes in 2 even portions. When the oil is warm (not hot) add a portion of grated potato and spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan in a thin layer. Season with a little pepper and salt.
6) Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until golden then flip it over and cook the other side. Season again lightly with pepper and salt to taste. Add extra sunflower oil if necessary. Transfer the crispy baked potato galette onto a plate. Add some oil to the warm pan and start baking the other portion of grated potatoes.
7) In the end place the first potato galette on top of the other to reheat and cook for another 3 minutes. Put them onto plates. Sprinkle with the freshly chopped parsley and some grated (parmesan) cheese. Serve while still hot.