Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cheesy Potato & Onion Galette


I am always looking for things to do with potatoes since they are a great side dish.  This Cheesy Potato & Onion Galette is so good.  I just love how the onions caramelize on the bottom.  And smoked Gruyere cheese gives it a fabulous flavor!  Enjoy!

CHEESY POTATO & ONION GALETTE
1 onion, sliced (don't separate the rings)
3 T butter
1 lb potatoes, sliced (I used a mandolin)
2 T peanut oil
1 1/2 C shredded smoked Gruyere cheese (or your favorite)
1 packet Ranch dip mix
2 cloves garlic, minced
Roughly 10 springs fresh thyme
Black pepper, to taste

NOTE:  I have only made potato galettes in a cast iron skillet. I've never done it in any other skillets, so I'm not sure how well your galette will slide out of the pan.  You will need an ovenproof pan if you don't use cast iron.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Preheat a cast iron skillet (or other ovenproof skillet) to medium high heat and melt in the butter.  Place the onion slices in the skillet, making sure not to separate the rings. Pull the leaves off of the thyme sprigs and put the leaves in the skillet with the onions (discard the thyme stems).  Cook the onions for around 5 minutes, turning once, or until the onions start to brown and get tender.  

Mix the potatoes, oil, cheese, Ranch dip mix, garlic, and black pepper together.  Spread the potato mixture over the onions, trying to make even layers.  Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.  Place a plate on the skillet and flip it over so that the galette ends up on the plate onion side up.

Adapted from Moveable Feasts

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