Celebrate Chandeleur! How to make a French galette (with recipe).
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Hey there, foodies! Today, we’re talking about one of France’s most beloved ingredients - Sarrasin! That’s right, the deliciously nutty & versatile grain that’s made its way into many French people’s hearts (and stomachs).
Why is sarrasin so special? Well, for starters, it’s gluten-free! It’s also packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, & minerals like magnesium and manganese.
Sarrasin has a distinct, nutty taste that complements various ingredients. It’s no wonder why the Brittany region is so famous for its galettes - they’re simply delicious!
Now, let’s get to the good stuff - the recipe! Today, we’ll be making a classic French galette filled with ham and cheese. On the menu, you’ll look for a “galette complet.” Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 oz ham
2 oz cheese
An extra egg to cook sunnyside up
Butter, for cooking
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, water, eggs, salt, and pepper.
2. Let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes.
3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a bit of butter.
4. Pour in a small amount of batter and spread it evenly to form a thin crepe.
5. Crack the egg directly onto the galette and spread the egg white around, being careful not to break the yolk.
6. Move the yolk to the middle of the galette.
Add a few slices of ham and cheese in the center, surrounding the yolk.
7. You can fold the crepe in half and cook until the cheese is melted and the crepe is golden brown. But the traditional way is to fold each edge in about an inch, creating a square in the middle.
8. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious French galette!
And there you have it, folks! A simple and tasty way to enjoy the nutty goodness of sarrasin in a classic French dish. So, grab a fork and a glass of delicious cider, and enjoy!
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