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Caramelized Leek, Onion and Carrot Galette

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The technical definition of galette is a flat, round or freeform crusty type cake but most people have eaten a galette as a pastry folded over veggies, meat or fruit and baked until golden brown. It looks sort of like a misshaped pizza with the crust overlapping the ingredients. There are all types of ways to do a galette and I am not going to pretend my way is the best but what I can say is this dish was so incredibly good that it is definitely a keeper in my book and a easy go to meal or appetizer for any party. It is impressive, elegant and full of rich flavors.

I was standing at the refrigerator door with my hand on my hip thinking what on earth can I make that is different, light and goes well with a dinner salad. I knew my husband had a business lunch that day and he typically likes to have a smaller dinner that night if that is the case, so I was prepared to not make a huge meal but I wasn’t prepared, ingredient wise, to make a small meal. So what is a girl to do? Hunt! I was like a scavenger tearing my pantry and refrigerator inside and out searching for some inspiration. Until lo and behold, I saw it! It was a light shining down on my leeks.

So now your thinking, “Okay so you had leeks, So what?” Well, at the sight of the leeks I remembered this recipe I saw in a magazine a while back for leek and onion bread. Seeing as how bread is not really a meal I thought I would do a twist on the bread and form the dish into a galette. I grabbed the leeks, onions and carrots and got to work. Chopped and sauteed leeks with caramelized onions and sweet baby carrots sounded delish. I combined Spanish thyme, garlic, butter, dill and paprika with my veggies and then baked them in a savory and sweet pastry dough. UNBELIEVABLE! Cut the galette  into wedges and serve at a party, eat it alongside a salad or just by itself.

I am not going to sit here and lie by saying I made this completely from scratch. I was lucky enough to have refrigerated pie crust and used that instead of making my own pastry dough. I mean really, when you can cut corners why not? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but this is definitely a dish where it works! By all means, make your own pastry dough for those special occasions and save yourself the time and effort for the weekdays! I say just buy it girl! Just buy the dough!

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Caramelized Leek, Onion and Carrot Galette

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll of refrigerated pie crust
  • 3 leeks, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 TBSP butter plus 2 TBSP Devo Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper each
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cup Gruyère
  • 1 TSBP chopped parlsey

Directions:

Roll out your pie crust on a lightly floured work surface to 1/2 inch thick and then transfer to your baking sheet. Meanwhile, caramelize your onions, leeks and carrots in the butter and olive oil along with the seasonings in a non-stick skillet over medium to high heat stirring ever so often for approximately 15 minutes. Place mixture into a bowl and add in the cheese.

Spread the leeks, onions, carrots and cheese mixture over the dough, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and then fold the border over the mixture, pleating the edge to make it fit. The center will be open. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes until nice and golden brown. Make sure to allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into it.

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31 Comments

  1. Joanne

    Not gonna lie, bread is sometimes a meal in my house.

    But I’d much rather have this galette. It looks SO GOOD! I love that combination of toppings!

    11 . May . 2011
  2. S

    I love galette and the last one I made was sweet so now i have to try your savory version

    11 . May . 2011
  3. Candace

    Omygoodness! How delicious does that look? My mother-in-law shared with me years ago that while she loved to bake from scratch that she had given up making pie crust. She said she could buy it just as well at the store and she did just that. Please come share some of your wonderful food with me? We’re living on sandwiches and store bought sushi here. HELP!?! Please?!

    11 . May . 2011
  4. daphne

    Last week, I learned the right pronouciation of galette. So happily saying it while I was reading your blog! I love this savoury version- and sooo much veges!!!

    11 . May . 2011
  5. Torrie @ a place to share...

    How funny! I had a very similar experience the other day (with leeks, and needing a light dinner), and ended up making a frittata! Delicious, but this has me wishing I still had those leeks :).

    (so, they sent us samples of the apriums in the produce box yesterday… and they have tiny spots, but barely visible… so I’ll be making that tart soon!!)

    11 . May . 2011
  6. whitney

    oh man. you had me at caramelized onion!! i can’t wait to try this. i need to blog about trying some of your recipes so you can see how it all really turns out haha. i love all the cooking inspiration i get from your blog!

    11 . May . 2011
  7. Lindsay

    making it this weekend! looks delicious!

    11 . May . 2011
  8. Katie

    I’ve never tried a galette before, but I definitely need to try one! It’d be so easy with the pre-made crust.

    11 . May . 2011
  9. Alwaysinthekitchen

    Been gone way too long from your blog. We got into a food rut their for a while but now i have plenty of great recipes to get back on track! Love the idea of this purley veggie galette. Sounds amazing

    11 . May . 2011
  10. lena

    hi, the combination of the veggies makes the colour amazing! I think galette do has a kind of funny shapes. I was chucking away when i read about you tearing your pantry and fridge in and out..that happens to me too sometimes!

    11 . May . 2011
  11. Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls

    Ohhhh my! This looks crazy delicious!!

    Love your blog!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

    11 . May . 2011
  12. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    That is one gorgeous galette! The flavours are just amazing!

    11 . May . 2011
  13. Natalie

    Always looking for a great veggie recipe and this sounds like the perfect one. Love the leeks. Never thought to include them in a pizza type dish

    11 . May . 2011
  14. Ellie

    This looks fantastic!! I love leeks and I dont have to make a homemade crust 🙂 I am so not a baker. Thanks.

    11 . May . 2011
  15. Peachy Keen

    oooo I LOVE galettes! And caramelized leeks and onions, what’s not to love?!

    11 . May . 2011
  16. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I would eat this misshaped pizza any day. I always forget about leeks, but they are so good.

    11 . May . 2011
  17. Kelli

    O Wow this looks some kind of good! What a great idea!

    11 . May . 2011
  18. Tessa

    Great job with this one. It sounds (and looks) amazing! Yum!

    11 . May . 2011
  19. Kathy Wolf

    This galette looks amazing. Instead of using Gruyère cheese I would use Goat Cheese. Great idea about using refrigerated pie crust. I definitely will try this one on my family. What’s not to like!

    11 . May . 2011
  20. Stephanie

    Amazing! Delicious! Fresh! All the above! Oh I need a piece right about now!

    11 . May . 2011
  21. Cool Gal

    I love leeks!

    This looks so good and easy. Love the pre-made pie crust idea. Perfect!

    Brilliant!

    11 . May . 2011
  22. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    This looks SO good! I love when random ingredients become a fantastic meal 🙂 Oh and the premade pie crust is genius!

    11 . May . 2011
  23. Olive

    I’ve never tried making savory galette before; yours looks amazing..delicious!! 🙂

    11 . May . 2011
  24. sonia

    Hi There, This is looking AWESOME. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

    12 . May . 2011
  25. Erica

    WAY better than a pizza in my book!! Caramelized veggies…so good. And add a nice crust? Delicious. A creative meal for sure. Hope you’re doing well

    12 . May . 2011
  26. Lindsay Rudolph

    Love how you described it as a “misshaped pizza”, because that is all I could think about when I saw it. It looks like a pizza! Although I must say, this looks much more deliciuos and nutritious than delivery.

    12 . May . 2011
  27. val

    You are truly amazing….I want to reach through the screen and have a piece.

    12 . May . 2011
  28. Jay

    wow…that looks sooooper tempting..:P
    First time here…amazing blog you have with rich recipe collections..
    love your presentation..
    Am your proud follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

    12 . May . 2011
  29. pigpigscorner

    REady-made pie crust is really handy. So much easier! The galette looks really good especially with all the caramelised stuff. YUM!

    13 . May . 2011
  30. Simply Life

    YUM! I love the idea of carmeziling leeks!

    15 . May . 2011
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