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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

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
37 min.36 min.1 hour 13 min.
Keeping:
One or two days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Peel 1 kg cooked potatoes...

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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...then put through a vegetable mill or grate.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Put the mashed potatoes into a mixer bowl, start kneading on slow speed...

Stage 8 - 4 min.
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...and mix in 4 egg yolks, one at a time, then salt and pepper.

Knead until smooth and evenly mixed.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Finish by incorporating the ham strips, the cooked onion, the raw onion (green) and the finely chopped chives.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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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.
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Joël Robuchon

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