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Potato galette is a beautiful side dish made up of thinly sliced potatoes seasoned to perfection and baked until crispy on top and creamy in the middle. They are next-level delicious and really easy to make at home!

I absolutely love potatoes as a side dish, main dish, or midnight snack. Yep, I crave them just about all the time. Which is why I love this recipe so much! These potatoes are a little dressed up making them perfect for special occasions. If you are in the mood for more yummy potato dishes, you’ve got to try these Crack Potatoes, these yummy Crispy Potato Skins, and these Mashed Potato Balls.

An overhead view of potato galette in a cast iron skillet with fresh herbs on top.

Potatoes Galette

Are you ready for the best potato dish you’ve ever had? Because that’s what this potato galette promises! I like to think of myself as a potato connoisseur (just search potato on my blog!) because we eat them at least 3 times a week. My kids absolutely love them and they are a cheap way to fill bellies. So it’s up to me to get a little creative with them because I would be crushed if I ever got tired of them. From ranch potato salad to potato pancakes, you can count on me for the best potato recipes around.

Let’s talk about potato galette. It’s a layered potato dish that is just potatoes and seasonings. Of course you need fat to make it all come together. I bet you already have the ingredients you need in your pantry right now! You thinly slice potatoes and layer them in a beautiful design in a pan, then bake until they are golden brown and crispy on top. The inside is creamy and soft and everything you want a potato to be!

Ingredients

I prefer to use russet potatoes for my potatoes galette. I have never tried another type, but I don’t see why yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes wouldnt be just as good (or better)! Instead of using a baking sheet, you will use a cast iron pan or any oven safe serving platter. I prefer to use an oven safe pan because I like to cook my seasonings in the pan over the stove first, and then put the potatoes in that same pan for baking. You can find the measurements below in the recipe card.

  • Russet Potatoes: You could use other types of potatoes, but I prefer russets for this recipe.
  • Salted Butter: I like to add salted butter because potatoes can handle a lot of salt! You can use unsalted butter if you prefer.
  • Olive Oil: To coat the potatoes for baking.
  • Garlic: Whole cloves of garlic minced.
  • Yellow Onion: They just add tons of flavor to potatoes.
  • Salt and Pepper: For extra flavor, they make the potatoes pop!
Process photos showing how to prep the ingredients and put the dish together.

Potato Galette Recipe

This is such a simple recipe and the flavor is off the charts! I love potato galette because they are a unique way to make a really basic ingredient. You will start on the stove by warming your onion and garlic with butter. Then toss your potatoes in that butter sauce you just made, and layer them back in the skillet. Then bake until golden brown! So simple yet beautiful and delicious.

  1. Prep Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Prep Potatoes: Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice your unpeeled, washed potatoes into disks, about ⅛ inch thick. Cover and set aside
  3. Saute Seasonings: In a skillet over medium high heat, melt your butter and saute your onion for about 3 minutes, until they become transparent. Add in your garlic and saute for an additional minute. Remove the pan from heat and add in your olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Toss Potatoes in Seasoning: Pour your butter mixture into a large bowl and add in your sliced potatoes, toss to coat evenly. Once the potatoes are evenly coated in your butter mixture, add them back into the skillet.
  5. Layer Potatoes: You are going to layer the potatoes in the skillet, overlapping each one about halfway, in a circular pattern until the bottom is covered. Start again on the next layer and repeat until all the potato slices are used. Pour any remaining butter mixture over the top of the top of the potatoes.
  6. Bake: Bake your galette until the potatoes are tender and golden, about 60-70 minutes. Once they are finished baking, remove the skillet from the oven and allow it to cool for about 15-20 minutes before removing from the skillet.
A close up of potato galette in a cast iron skillet.

Tips for Making Potato Galette

There are so many ways to make potato galette, so feel free to switch things up! I like the basic recipe, but you can add so many flavors and additional ingredients. Here are a few tips to make this potato galette perfect for you.

  • Add Fresh Herbs: I like to add fresh herbs on top once the galette is out of the oven but still warm. Things like fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, and green onions are a great option and go great on potatoes.
  • Additional Seasonings: You can add more than just salt and pepper to your potatoes. Things like dried oregano, thyme, paprika, and parsley would all be great.
  • Add Cheese: I absolutely love cheese on my potatoes. I usually like to add freshly ground cheese after the potatoes are done baking. I prefer parmesan cheese and some sour cream, but you could do any type of cheese that you prefer. Some ideas are swiss, cheddar, provolone, and gouda.
A slice of potato galette being lifted out of the cast iron skillet.

Storing Leftovers

Potato galette makes great leftovers because it reheats really well! The top of the galette will get soft when reheated in the microwave, but the flavors won’t change. Reheat slowly in the oven if you want to keep the top crispy.

  • In the Refrigerator: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Potato Galette

By: Alyssa Rivers
Potato galette is a beautiful side dish made up of thinly sliced potatoes seasoned to perfection and baked until crispy on top and creamy in the middle. They are next-level delicious and really easy to make at home!
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice your unpeeled, washed potatoes into disks, about ⅛ inch thick. Cover and set aside
  • In a skillet over medium high heat, melt your butter and saute your onion for about 3 minutes, until they become transparent. Add in your garlic and saute for an additional minute. Remove the pan from heat and add in your olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour your butter mixture into a large bowl and add in your sliced potatoes, toss to coat evenly. Once the potatoes are evenly coated in your butter mixture, add them back into the skillet.
  • You are going to layer the potatoes in the skillet, overlapping each one about halfway, in a circular pattern until the bottom is covered. Start again on the next layer and repeat until all the potato slices are used. Pour any remaining butter mixture over the top of the top of the potatoes.
  • Bake your galette until the potatoes are tender and golden, about 60-70 minutes. Once they are finished baking, remove the skillet from the oven and allow it to cool for about 15-20 minutes before removing from the skillet.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 681mgPotassium: 688mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 358IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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