On Claire’s suggestion, we brought these back into the rotation after a long absence, and wow, they were delicious (and easy!). Julia Child steams her potatoes before grating, but I don’t bother because a) I’m a slacker and b) it doesn’t seem necessary.
To make 4 gallettes:
- 2 baking potatoes
- olive oil
- salt & freshly ground white pepper to taste
Peel the potatoes and shred with a mandoline or grate with a box grater. Heat a small (6-inch) skillet over medium and film with a generous layer of olive oil. Add 1/4 of the shredded potatoes and press flat with a spatula. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and then flip and cook the other side until browned. Keep hot in a 350F or so oven until ready to serve (I usually have 2 skillets going at once). If you’re an omnivore like me, serve with slices of pan-seared steak and deglaze the pan with a little water or wine. Plate up slices of steak on top of a gallette and pour the sauce over the steak so that some of it soaks into the gallette. Omnomnom.