Potato galette


Potato galette
This potato "cake" is like a big savoury pancake of duchess potatoes (mashed potato with egg yolks), mixed with strips of fried ham, chives and spring onions.

The galette is cooked in the oven in a tin and cut into portions for serving.

This is delicious on its own or with a good green salad on the side, but can also be used to accompany many other dishes.
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Last modified on: July 10th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:PotatoesDuchess potatoesRobuchonCakeGrilled hamChives
For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
37 min.36 min.1 hour 13 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #1
Rinse then peel and slice 2 spring onions (scallions), keeping the green and white parts separate.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #2
Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a small frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, lightly brown 2 slices smoked ham on both sides.



Set aside.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #3
Use the same pan to fry the white parts of the spring onions, adding a little oil if necessary. Salt and pepper, then cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring. Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Cut the fried ham into strips.

Stage 5 - 7 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #5
Peel 1 kg cooked potatoes...

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #6
...then put through a vegetable mill or grate.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #7
Put the mashed potatoes into a mixer bowl, start kneading on slow speed...

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #8
...and mix in 4 egg yolks, one at a time, then salt and pepper.

Knead until smooth and evenly mixed.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #9
Finish by incorporating the ham strips, the cooked onion, the raw onion (green) and the finely chopped chives.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #10
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

FIll a non-stick tin or mould with the mixture and smooth the top with the back of a spoon or soft spatula.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
Potato galette : Photo of step #11
Bake for about 30 minutes.
Remarks
You can use whatever kind of ham you prefer: dry-cured or smoked, or even use bacon bits (lardons) instead.

If you don't have spring onions, or they are out of season, use a normal onion or shallots, but increase the amount of chives or add a little chopped parsley.
Keeping
One or two days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,566 Kcal or 6,557 Kj45 gr213 gr59 gr
78 %17 %20 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
111 Kcal or 465 Kj3 gr15 gr4 gr
6 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
391 Kcal or 1,637 Kj11 gr53 gr15 gr
20 %4 %5 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.59 €
  • Per person : 0.65 €

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Source
Based on a recipe by Joël Robuchon.
This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked potatoCooked potato: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gratin du Nord, Comtois surprise bread, Lemony cabbage and potato salad, Green Piedmont Salad, Winemaker's toast, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Thin endive tart, Apple confectioner's custard, How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub), Fish in white wine, Quiche Bretonne, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Bistro-style red endive salad, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Melting Epoisses on toast , Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham, Quail egg canapés, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Lebanese Tabbouleh, Minestrone, Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage , Avocado, artichoke and chicken salad, Stuffed baguette , ... All
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