Potato Gallete: Filling Snack!
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The good old potatoes are versatile, perhaps, like no other vegetable. A potato galette is a French potato cake made with buttery potatoes. The layers include a fresh cheese and sprinkling of rosemary. It has varied methods and can be made in an oven or even in a pan.
Ingredients (serves up to 4)
• 50g melted butter
• 1kg boiled potatoes
• 50g parmesan cheese
• 1 clove garlic
• 1 teaspoon chilli pepper seeds
• Salt to taste
Start with peeling the boiled potatoes and grate them using a box grater. Be sure not to grate them too thin. Peel the garlic and chop it finely.
Heat a flat bottom pan or skillet and melt the butter. Once the butter bubbles up, add diced garlic and red chilli pepper seeds. As the aroma meanders around the chimney, evenly layer the pan with grated potatoes. Save half of the potatoes for later.
Keep the flame to medium to ensure proper cooking. After two minutes, add thin-sliced cheese as the second layer. Now add another layer of grated potatoes that you saved. (Instead you may use thinly sliced round potatoes too). Brush with butter and season with salt.
Test the potatoes at the base of the pan with a non-stick spatula. When the bottom potato layer is dark golden, it is time to flip it and let the opposite side turn crispy. Carefully release the pan and slide galette onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve hot.