Vegetable Galette

This vegetable galette is essentially a savory tart with roasted vegetables–carrots, potatoes, and asparagus–and a ridiculously indulgent cheese sauce atop a quick, easy, flaky, buttery pastry crust. Sorta like pizza gone to finishing school.

A round vegetable galette, with one slice cut out of it

Vegetable galette. Because secretly, we all want pie for dinner. And this savory tart will convince you that pie for dinner isn’t only conceivable but doable thanks to its buttery, flaky pastry smothered with a creamy cheese sauce and perfectly roasted vegetables that are surprisingly sweet and tender. So go on. Have a second slice. After all, you’re eating your vegetables. Originally published February 9, 2017.Angie Zoobkoff

How To Make The Flakiest Pastry

We all know that cold butter is the secret to flaky pastry. But there’s a little-known corollary to that rule. And it stipulates that you not only want to start with cold butter, but you want the butter to remain cold until the moment it hits the hot oven. To achieve that, the author of this recipe grates the butter rather than chops it into chunks. The resulting wisps can then be stirred into the flour in a matter of seconds rather than having to manhandle the butter and attempt to defy physics as you smash the butter into smaller and smaller particles. One taste of this crisp yet tender pastry that’s flaky as can be and we think you’ll be grating your butter for evermore.

Vegetable Galette

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  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • Serves 2 to 4
4.5/5 - 2 reviews
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Ingredients

  • For the pastry
  • For the toppings

Directions

Make the pastry

Whisk the flour, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Place a box grater over the bowl and grate the butter on the large holes. Gently toss the grated butter in the flour to distribute it evenly. Stir in the ice water with a fork until the flour mixture is evenly moistened. If the dough seems very dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons more water and stir to thoroughly combine. Scrape the dough onto a work surface, gather up any crumbs, and knead gently just until the dough comes together, about 2 minutes. Shape it into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll out the dough to a 14-inch (35-cm) round. Slide the parchment paper, with the dough, onto a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Assemble the galette

Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C).

While the dough is in the fridge, slice the carrots on the diagonal to 1/8-inch to 1/16-inch (3-mm to 1 1/2-mm) thickness. Slice the potatoes to 1/8-inch to 1/16-inch (3-mm to 1 1/2-mm) thickness. Trim the asparagus spears and cut them into 1 1/2-inch (4-cm) lengths. Cut the scallions into 1 1/2-inch (4-cm) lengths.

In a large bowl, gently toss the carrots, potatoes, asparagus, scallions, oil, and lemon zest until completely coated. Season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, stir the sour cream or quark and Parmesan together. Take the dough out of the fridge and spread the cream mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a 1 1/2-inch (4-cm) uncovered edge all around. Scatter the vegetable mixture on the cream mixture. Fold the edge of the pastry up and over the vegetables to create a folded-over border and an exposed center. Lightly brush the edge of the dough with milk, being careful not to let any milk drip beneath the dough.

Bake the galette for 20 to 25 minutes, until the pastry is lightly browned and the vegetables are tender. Let the tart cool slightly on the baking sheet. Slide the parchment paper and tart onto a cutting board and cut it into wedges. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This vegetable galette was an elegant and satisfying meal. The pastry was buttery and flaky and the black pepper really added a savory note to it. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned.

I sliced the carrots and potatoes as thinly as I could get them, about 1/16 inch. I’d recommend slicing the carrots and potatoes very thinly so that they get completely cooked. I used sour cream for the topping. I'd serve this as a lunch or vegetarian main course again.

Flaky crust, roasted vegetables, and a cheesy filling? Sold!

I only had to knead the dough for about 2 minutes before it came together and needed no additional flour at this stage. I baked the vegetable galette for 20 minutes, which gave a lightly golden color to the top of the crust and vegetables. Next time I would leave it in for 25 minutes, just to roast the vegetables more.

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Comments

  1. Love the flavor, but for sure in future I shall saute potatoes and carrots in advance. I used whole Greek yogurt for topping, as well as shallots, zucchini, and baby spinach. Everything delicious except the rock-hard spuds and carrots.

    1. Thanks, Dawn. Great tip about sauteing the potatoes and carrots in advance. Appreciate that!

  2. Great recipe and easy to switch up the veggies to suit your taste. The addition of herbs (rosemary, thyme, or marjoram, etc.) really kicks it up in my opinion are plays nicely off the lemon.

  3. Am I missing something in directions about when & how to cook the vegetables. Are the veggies cooked whole or sliced? I am new at making “galettes” and would enjoy making this recipe for my family. Thank you for your reply in advance.
    Olga

    1. Olga, so lovely to hear that this vegetable tart had the same effect on you as it did on us! If you look at the instructions for the galette, they explain precisely how to slice the vegetables. Then the vegetables are strewn on the crust and they roast to sweet tenderness while the galette is in the oven. Hope you and your family enjoy.

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