Savory Vegetable Galette
Savory roasted vegetables tucked into a soft buttery crust creates a fabulous side dish or meal in-itself. Produce is at its best now—zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes—and a combination of these flavors with oregano, basil and thyme is mouthwatering. Parmesan cheese adds a dense, sharp flavor. This originally French pastry is free form which adds to its rustic look—but don’t let that fool you. Its sophisticated taste will make this a regular part of your food repertoire!
Recipe is below.
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This is a wonderful and complex story of second chances.
Savory Vegetable Galette
Yield: 1 galette
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter, cold
5 to 6 tablespoons water, cold
1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4" slices
1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/4” slices
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
12-15 cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 large egg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Crust: Mix together flour and salt. Work in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add 1 tablespoon water at a time, mixing until dough is evenly moistened and sticks together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Filling: Preheat oven to 425°F. Place zucchini and yellow squash slices on a parchment lined pan (or 2 if need be) and tomato halves on a parchment lined pan and sprinkle with all with oregano, basil and thyme.
Roast vegetables until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes for zucchini and yellow squash and 10 to 15 minutes for tomatoes.
Remove from the oven and cool for 10.
Mix together sour cream, salt, pepper, egg. And 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
Assembly: Roll dough on a sheet of parchment paper into a 12" circle.
Spread sour cream mixture over dough, leaving a 2"wide border.
Shingle zucchini and yellow squash slices alternately over sour cream mixture and place tomato halves on top.
Fold dough edges towards the center.
Brush edges of crust with egg wash, and sprinkle remaining Parmesan over galette.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before serving.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Ricotta: Replace sour cream with ricotta cheese.