Potato Galettes


Galettes are perfect as a side dish or topped with creme fraiche and caviar. Each one requires about ten minutes to cook. We suggest making two at a time, to minimize time at the stove. Once you have started the first galette, heat a second pan and begin making another. The finished galettes will stay warm in the oven while you work.



  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, slice potatoes into paper thin rounds. Place a 7-inch nonstick saute pan over medium-low heat. Add 1 tablespoon clarified butter; swirl to coat pan.

  2. Working quickly, arrange potato slices, slightly overlapping in a circle, beginning at outer edge of pan. Place a smaller ring of potato slices (about 4) inside outer ring; finish with a slice in the center. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Repeat with a second layer of potatoes.

  3. Place a small plate inside pan to press on potatoes. Cook until edges and bottom begin to turn golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to loosen plate, and remove it; flip galette. Press lightly with spatula; cook until galette is golden and edges are crisp, 2 to 4 minutes.

  4. Transfer galette to prepared baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm, up to 45 minutes. Repeat with remaining butter and potatoes. When ready to serve, pat gently with paper towels.

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