Author Notes: This large, delicious and rich Gallette or Pancake makes a quick and filling vegetarian lunch or supper or a side dish any time of the year and also a nice alternative for Hanukkah or Passover latkes. Can be made with sweet potatoes, parsnips, zucchini and seasoned with herbs, deferent nuts and seasonings of your choice. - Kukla
Makes 8 wedges
- • 3 medium, about 1 pound russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, baked and shredded on the large side of a box grater
- • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- • ½ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
- • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
- • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
- • 2-3 scallions green and white parts, chopped
- • 1 teaspoon turmeric
- • 3 extra large eggs, beaten
- • Kosher or sea salt + freshly ground black pepper
- • 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
- • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine for vegetarian or kosher version
- Bake the potatoes until tender; peel and grate them. Stir in all the other ingredients, (reserving oil and butter for frying); salt, pepper to taste and mix well.
- In a 10-inch skillet with sloping sides, melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil. When hot, spoon the pancake batter into the pan, pressing down with a spatula to form and even pancake.
- Cook over medium high heat for about 4 minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake is brown and crusty. Slide the pancake onto a platter.
- Melt the remaining butter and oil in the skillet, then invert the pancake into the skillet and fry the other side until brown, about 4 minutes more.
- Slide onto a platter, cut into wedges and serve with a salad or sauces of your choice.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Walnuts & Sage