07 December 2010

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Galette

It's been a while since a food post, hasn't it? I made this galette (my first one ever!) almost two months ago, but haven't gotten around to posting it until now. I love galettes, because I think they make the perfect appetizer or side dish at a party. Or, you can just cut a big slice, add a side salad or steamed veggie, and you have a filling and comforting main dish! They're also so pretty, versatile, and cold-weather friendly. If you're having a holiday party in the next few weeks, you should definitely make one of these up and bring it!

Oh, and you can pretty much put anything in a galette, seriously. So feel free to make substitutions and be creative.

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Galette
1 ball of galette crust dough- I used a simple pie crust recipe because I was missing some key ingredients. I highly recommend you use this recipe, though (scroll down for the dough recipe) 
2 medium yellow onions
about 1.5 cups mushroom (I just used a whole one of those blue styrofoam packages)
3 tbsp olive oil
1.5 cups gouda cheese, grated
1/3 cup chopped italian parsley
1/2 can (I'd guess about 1/2 cup or so) white cannellini beans
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper (regular is fine in a pinch, but I had some on hand)

1. Begin by slicing the onions into strips. Also wash and slice the mushrooms. Oh, and preheat the oven to 375.

2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Cook the onions for about five minutes, then add the mushrooms. Cook until the onions are caramelized and the mushrooms are tender.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the gouda, the white beans, the onions and mushrooms, 1/2 the chopped parsley, the salt, and the pepper. Taste the filling and see if you want to add any spices or additional salt. I don't remember if I added anything to mine, but I bet some sage and maybe some thyme would be good.
4. Roll out the galette dough and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Spoon the filling onto the middle of the galette dough. Top with the remaining parsley.
6. Close the galette by folding the dough over the filling a few inches at a time, creating a pretty pleat.
7. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes. It's done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and slightly bubbly.
mmm. take this or any other galette (they're easy to make up) to a holiday party- everyone will think it's amazing and oh-so-pretty :)

happy holidays! (and happy end of the semester!!!)

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    this meal looks absolutely delicious....!

    How are you?