The galette! A wonderfully rustic French favourite, filled here with the simple delights of potatoes, pine nuts and a mix of olives. When we think of French cuisine, it can be easy to picture perfect Parisian patisseries and elegant a la carte plates. Yet some of the most delicious meals from France come from more rustic roots. Of course, flavour is still the order of the day. And there’s no lack of mouthwatering ingredients in this simple yet scrumptious tart. Puff pastry provides the case. (Don’t forget to brush the edges with melted butter to achieve that irresistible golden brown finish.) Then the filling is a pure celebration of Mediterranean flavours. Garlic and thyme give the potatoes a brilliant depth of flavour. Pine nuts add elegance and bite. The finishing touches of crumbled feta and thyme leaves elevate the whole thing even further. For the olives, variety is your flavoursome friend. Lemon filled Manzanilla olives bring an element of zing, whilst our kalamata olives, seasoned with garlic & rosemary, add an extra hit of flavour. You could, of course, experiment with your own variations of olives. There is no shortage of seasonings, fillings and flavours to choose from with Fragata. You can enjoy the galette both hot and cold. Which means it’s ideal for a midweek meal, with leftovers to tuck into for lunch the following day. (One that your co-workers will be wishing they had.) The sides you serve it with can determine whether it’s a light bite or a more filling meal. It tastes wonderful with anything from a simple side salad to a tray of potatoes and vegetables, roasted with Mediterranean herbs. And perhaps a small glass of French wine to accompany it all. Bon appetit!
Recipe by Eleanor @good_food_mood__