Savory Galette

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So I went to Arkansas last week.

Did you know that? No? I totally went to Arkansas last week. Took meeself a leetle roadtreep. All by myself! I drove my husband’s Honda Element for 14 hours all.by.myself. I’ve done this once before so I have no idea why I’m so braggalicious right now.

And it was actually nice to be alone, because man, you don’t even want to know the amount of Lilith Fair barfage that took place in that car. Neither does Aaron. He haaaaates when I drive. Because we all know the driver gets to pick the music. And when I drive I’m always like, “Okay let’s start with Sarah McLachlan’s Possession, and then we’ll move on to some Lisa Loeb AND her Nine Stories because I’ve made up some great harmonies for Stay, and then we’ll transition to some early Jewel, before she got all glammy and weird and shiny.”

Aaron sits in the passenger seat, ripping his ears off and crying.

So yeah, I went to Arkansas last week all by myself.

And I want to pretend it’s because I’m this mysterious lone ranger who seeks the open road for solace, adventure and spontaneity, buuuut I’m not. I nervously drive with my cruise control set ON the speed limit and not a single digit higher, with my hands white knuckled at 10 and 2, sitting straight up and annoyingly alert, eyes glued on the road stretched before me, and a concrete plan in place for my arrival.

Oh you don’t want to travel me ever ever ever? Oh.

The plans this time around happened to be a plethora of family birthdays. My Poppila (dad) who turned 64, my Granddaddy who turned 90 (!!), and my sweet Danish sort-of-sister who my parents hosted as a foreign exchange student a few years back and was back in the States again for a smidge, Christina, who turned 22. (uh, that was really wordy. sorry.)

I love Christina. Girl has the biggest heart I’ve ever known. I can’t understand a dang word she says though, so I usually just smile and nod and say, “Yeaaaaah, tooootally. I love your blouuuuse.”

Anywayanywayanyway, I cooked. I made this super simp to the pimp savory galette with caramelized onions, sliced pears, crumbled blue cheese, walnut pieces and torn prosciutto. And birthday love, der.

By the way, my mom would like you to know she’s getting a new stainless steel stove soon, so it will match the rest of the kitchen.

Moms.

Ohhhhhh my word, you guys.

I didn’t get an overhead shot of this because my family had arrived and was watching me take pictures and my butt was facing towards them and I had a panic attack.

Galette. It’s more like GAGETTE in my face.

Savory Galette:

(recipe inspired by my bestie)

What it took for 2 galettes, or 12 small slices:

* 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
* 2 refrigerated pie crusts
* 1- 2 bosc pears, thinly sliced
* 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
* 1/3 cup walnut pieces
* 8 – 10 slices prosciutto
* 1 egg

Preheat oven to 415.

In a large skillet over low heat, add the onion slices. Toss them occasionally,
caramelizing them until they’re sugary and brown and sweet and you want to freak out, about an hour.

Evenly arrange the onions in the center of the rolled out pie crusts. Top with sliced pears (fanned out), blue cheese, walnut pieces and the prosciutto strips.

Fold the outer two inches of dough into the galette, kind of overlapping. I didn’t photograph this because everyone had just walked in and I got nervous.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Brush the egg wash over the outer crust, and bake the galettes for about 30 minutes. (on a rimmed baking sheet)

Photograph them in front of your family and nearly wet your pants because you’re not used to a crowd.

Slice and serve!

* garnish with fresh rosemary if desired. which you should probably desire.

Aaaaand a few pics of the bday crew!

By the way, my mom would like you to know that my dad doesn’t make a habit of wearing huge red plastic lips on a daily basis.

     

Get some birthdays!

Aaaand got.

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35 Responses to Savory Galette

  1. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough October 11, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    I would like to insert this galette into my mouth-hole every day for the rest of my days. DELISH.

    Also happy happy happy birthdays all around! :)

  2. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty October 11, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    I love how easy this looks – so perfectly fall-ish with the pears, blue cheese, walnuts … yummm.

    When you first mentioned Lilith Fair barfage I thought you and your girlfriends must’ve had a crazy time at an actual Lilith Fair. And I thought, because I researched Elements at one time as a possible purchase, “good thing you can just open all the doors and just hose that sucker right out!”

    I guess I go to the gross places.

    Anyway, gorgeous galette. :)

  3. Villy @ For the love of Feeding October 11, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    I love the kitchen photo! You should include photos like that more often!
    And I totally need this galette now..

  4. Loretta E October 11, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Oh my gosh. I’m drooling and I just happen to have a frozen pie crust in the freezer…

  5. Katie October 11, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    It looks like a little pillow! Come make it for by birthday? You have a few months to prepare…

  6. danielle October 11, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    I love the idea of a savory spin on this – it looks fabulous.

  7. Cassie October 11, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Awesome, I love this. Those onions…I want the whole pan. And Lisa Loeb…perfect road trip music!

  8. Tracey @ Cooking With Love October 11, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Galette looks wonderful, and I love that cutting board with the pie dough on it…. LOVE IT!! I like that you took some kitchen pics too. Makes your photo look very homey! :)

  9. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite October 11, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    I don’t think that I could ever make it that long in a car by myself. I’m dreading a 9 hour trip today to the North Panhandle of Texas. This galette looks amazingly good and now I really want to try it out but I can’t since I will be in a car for the next couple of hours. Saved for future use!

  10. Heather @ Heather's Dish October 11, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    i loooooooooooove roadtrips and could totally drive by myself for days. not that i don’t love when Nate’s with me, but it definitely gives me time to think.

    and yes, please, i want some of that galette. like yesterday.

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 11, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Bev I want the galette, but I REALLY want that cutting board! It’s gorgeous!

  12. Christina @ Be Mindful. Be Human. October 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Wow. These look amazing! I want to make some now.

    Looks like you have a fun family. Definitely worth the drive.

  13. Rachel Cooks October 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I want to live at your house. Is that okay?

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    What a gorgeous galette! And you’ve included my favorite ingredient of all – prosciutto!

  15. Ashley L October 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Just spent my lunch break buying the ingredients for this… can’t wait!

  16. Barb P. October 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    The galette looks amazing! What crust recipe did you use? It looks so flakey!

    • Bev Weidner October 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

      Thank ya! I actually just used storebought refrigerated pie crusts! Roll ‘em out and they’re ready. :)

  17. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Gotta love some Lisa Loeb on a road trip!
    Oh my caramalized onion goodness – I just want to grab a spoon

  18. Jackie @ The Beeroness October 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    The first time I made a galette, I wasn’t sure how to say it so I just defaulted to the most french sounding pronunciation I could think of, Guh-Lay and then I was too insecure to say it in front of “food people” for fear of sounding like an idiot. So then I google it and found this: http://www.forvo.com/word/galette/
    And pushed the play button over and over because I was still a little convinced that it was pronounced Guh-Lay. AAAAANd It’s not. But, who cares how you say it when it looks as goooorgeous as yours. True story.

  19. Kari@Loaves and Dishes October 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    When I’m on a solo roadtrip, I plug in my Ultimate Broadway CD. My vocal chords are bruised and scratched by the end of the trip from trying to hit all those notes, that I can’t hit.
    The gallette look great, and I love all those flavors together!

  20. CJ Pillow October 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    What part of Arkansas did you visit?

    • Bev Weidner October 12, 2012 at 6:43 am #

      Fayetteville and Little Rock! I have a lot of friends and family in Fay, and went to school there. And more family in Little Rock! Are you from Arkansas?

  21. Abbe October 12, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    Oh.

    Heaven on a plate.

    I don’t think I’d be able to share it, were it mine.

  22. Laurie {Simply Scratch} October 12, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Last week I made dinner for just myself, hardly a road trip… but I bet it felt sort of the same!? btw this is gorgeous Bev!

  23. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) October 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    LOVE this, Bev! The colors (and I can only imagine the flavors) are spectacular!

  24. Katie @ Blonde Ambition October 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    This sounds like something I need to make yesterday. Your grandpa is so cute — mine passed away this week, and photos from all our birthday gatherings are totes keeping me from being a big blubbery mess!

  25. Danguole October 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    This looks right up my alley, and I’m so glad someone said something about Jewel. She DID get all weird and shiny, and I didn’t like it one bit. Can you really tell a Jewel not to be shiny, though? Sigh.

  26. danielle October 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe today in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post -stop by and see!

  27. Kathryn November 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I made this for a dinner party with friends and it was great. I used Deborah Madison’s recipe for galette crust, but otherwise followed the recipe. I’m planning to make this again for a party this weekend where we’ll be serving hors d’oeuvres, so I’m going to try making them into mini galettes (after doubling the recipe).

  28. W. January 2, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this! I haven’t visited this blog before, but I recently discovered savory galettes over at Smitten Kitchen, and now it’s sort of all I want to make EVER. I found you while searching for more recipes. This is absolutely up next!!!

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