First of all, I must apologize for the darkness of the picture above. Tom gets home from work about 8 pm and it’s already dark by the time we are eating dinner! (winter is coming….)
Here is a great way to use up ripe beefsteak tomatoes. This recipe is from Bon Appetit - I changed it slightly - and also next time I want to roll the crust thinner and use more tomatoes. I might even cook the tomatoes down like I do for a fresh pomodoro sauce - just let them release water that way instead of the way the original recipe has you do it. Also I would add basil. Also it was too salty done the original way. However - still delicious! Who doesn’t like pie for dinner? And this is so much easier than a pie! I love making galettes with sweet fruit, but this savory application is also delicious. I could use this crust for so many things - roasted peppers and shallots come to mind. If you like summer squash, you could do a saute of zucchini for the filling. This would also work well with winter squashes and brown butter and sage. You can switch out the parmesan to some other kind of cheese, too - or ricotta. Ricotta would have been good in this one and would have added some creaminess. Clearly we all need to experiment in savory applications of galette and report back.
We had some beautiful ‘pineapple’ tomatoes to use in this recipe, along with the other favorites I’ve already mentioned.
Do you like galettes? Do you make them frequently? Any recipes or tweaks you’d like to share?