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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Potato and Ham Galette with Sage and Fontina

My husband adores potatoes. I mean, who doesn't, really? I think David enjoys them more than most people do though.  At least it seems that way. When I asked him to look at my Pinterest boards with me to help me plan some meals for the week, one of the things that drew his attention was the photo of a Potato and Canadian Bacon Galette with Sage and Gruyere that I had pinned from Feast on the Cheap.   Mary Anne and Mariel are a mother/daughter duo who have a beautiful website full of yummy budget conscious dishes.  You can view the original post here.   Yummy foods that are budget friendly?  Who wouldn't love that, right?

David cut the potatoes on the mandoline while I chopped the ham. 

and the shallots...

 and the garlic...

Although the original recipe didn't include sautéing the shallots and garlic, I just love the way they taste when cooked like that so I went ahead and sautéed them.

 I mixed the ham, shallots, garlic and half and half with some fresh minced sage....

 and freshly ground nutmeg....

I dipped some of the potato slices in the half and half mixture, placed them in a single layer in the bottom of a pie plate and spooned some of the ham and half and half over the top of them.

Another layer of potatoes....more of the ham mixture.....and a final layer of potatoes on top of that....

Everything is better when topped with cheese, right?  I didn't have Gruyere even though I'm sure that would have been amazing.  I had Fontina.

The recipe said to bake this, lightly covered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, take the foil off and bake for another 15 minutes.  I should have tested the potatoes before I put the galette back in uncovered because they were not done.   I raised the temp to 375 degrees and put the galette back in uncovered for another 35 minutes.   

With a few minor tweaks to the baking time and perhaps trying other combinations of ingredients, this recipe is a keeper.  My potato loving husband loved it.  I loved it.  It really was delicious.  My mind is full of all sorts of ideas on how make this again with different meats and cheeses and perhaps something spicy like roasted poblanos. 

This recipe is being shared here
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

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  1. oh my Candace, i am definitely trying this one. your ingredients sound so delicious. my husband loves potatoes too, so i know he would really appreciate your recipe. i think this would be a nice addition to our holiday side dishes too. thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh man! That sounds fabulous! I bet it doesn't taste 'cheap!'

  3. Looks so good! Love the combination of ham cheese and potatoes. Smiling here because I knew you'd would find a way to spice it up next time :)

  4. I love potatoes too!! This looks very yummy!! Are these pictures from your own kitchen?

  5. Candace, that looks like total comfort food for a chilly fall evening. YUM!!

  6. Oh my goodness sweetie! I so want to come eat at your house! You create some of the most fabulous dishes & this one is no exception! Not a big potato eater, but so loving this recipe!~Hugs, M

  7. oh i want to try this recipe. it looks so delicious.

  8. That galette is, I'm pretty sure, comfort food epitomized!

  9. Oh my this looks delicious! I love potatoes also. My mom being made us potatoes all the time. I hope you are doing great. Have a godd day!

    Mama Hen

  10. That looks delicious! I have to make these soon-of course I don't have potatoes and I was just a the store this morning! I'll add this to next weeks menu!

  11. I can't think of anything that would be any better!! Perfection!

  12. This sounds absolutely divine! This would be a perfect fall meal! Thanks so much for sharing...I found you on Full Plate Thursday.

  13. That is everything you want in a meal: delicious, gorgeous, fragrant, soothing, comforting, hearty, simple, sophisticated, dress it up or down ... absolutely extraordinary!!!

  14. Oh this is a recipe I remember from good ol' Europe. Love it. And yeah, I am that potatoe girl par excellence!

  15. OMG i just want to grab that right now . This came out perfect and I love potatoes any time!

  16. What a delicious potato dish! I agree with your husband that this recipe looks great!

  17. Well, I would have to skip the ham, but other than that, YUM! I love this recipe. Very simple and rustic. I'm all about potatoes too. :)

  18. Hi Candace,
    Your Potato and Ham looks out of this world. I just love the wonderful flavors in your sauce with the sage and that wonderful cheese. I am drooling! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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