Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tomato Galette. . . . . . so good!

You may recall the many fruity galettes I've turned out in my kitchen for
 dessert - blueberry and peach, plum, fig and almond, pluots etc. 
All so good and very easy to make.
Early Saturday evening, with a growing bowl of fresh tomatoes from both
 my neighbor's and daughter's gardens on the kitchen island, I decided to
 make this savory one. . . . . .and it was delicious.

For a quick version I used a readymade piecrust.
Sauté a thinly sliced yellow onion in a little olive oil until soft and golden, 
10-12 min.
Add a couple of chopped garlic cloves and some corn kernels cut from
 the cob (which I'd frozen previously) and cook together for a few minutes. 
Add salt and pepper, then set aside.
Grate a cup of Gruyere cheese and slice a few ripe tomatoes.

Unroll dough onto parchment paper placed on a baking sheet.
Add onion mixture spreading to within 2" of edge.  Cover with the
 cheese and layer tomatoes on top.
Fold up edges and pinch together, don't be fussy, needs to look rustic.
Brush crust with an egg yoke mixed with a teaspoon of cream for a nice glaze.

Bake on center oven rack in a 375F preheated oven 35-40 min. until golden
 and you can see the cheese bubbling.
Remove to a cooling rack and allow to sit 10 min. before adding fresh chopped
 basil and/or Italian dried herbs.

I served with a green salad and a glass of chilled rosé - and we enjoyed 
the meal in the gazebo on Saturday night. . . . . . .feeling a little
breeze and cooling in the air at long last!


  1. I made this recently too, and it was delicious!

  2. Oh yummmm! I recently made one similar, but a bit different and like you said "it was delicious". I think the main difference was there was an addition of herbed goat cheese spread under the tomatoes. I think I put fontina on top. Oh so good and yours is beautiful! We have been giving away so many tomatoes, but I think I need to make another before they are gone.

  3. Oh Mary does that ever look good! Thank you for the idea! I hope to have some red tomatoes soon (fingers crossed) and I'd love to make this!!

  4. That looks yummy and thank you for providing a recipe. I’m going to try it one day.

  5. That looks and sounds delish! I will get a ready made pie crust from Trader Joe's (sadly, the one thing I'm terrible at making is my own pie crust) and give this recipe a whirl.

  6. This looks so lovely. I make one quite similar. You're right in that it's a perfect meal. Our tomatoes are producing more and more! Such a delicious time of year.

  7. Very, very nice! I'd probably leave the onions out (am not too fond of them) but would have red wine along with it, and then a cup of espresso and a few cantuccini for dessert :-)


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