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Watch How to Make a Savory Galette Without a Recipe

April 15, 2015

Here at Food52, we love recipesbut do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.

Today: Kristen Miglore and Erin McDowell show us how to make a savory galette with greens and cheese, all without a recipe.

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When was the last time you heard someone say "the wonkier, the better" when it comes to cooking? And what can't you wrap up in a buttery, flaky crust? The answers are in this video in our new weekly series with The New York Times, where Executive Editor Kristen Miglore and Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell make a kale, mustard green, and Asiago galette from scratch. Their method is forgiving and adaptable—little flaws and changes in the process just make your galette that much more rustic, yet always crispy and melty—in other words, everything you want in a galette. 

Video by Kyle Orosz

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Joseph M. April 19, 2015
Seriously Love Galettes! I cheat and use store bought role out pie crust dough.
Alexandra H. April 17, 2015
I adore galettes-- both sweet and savory! Don't be shy to mound up the fillings either. Great video!
P.S. I LOVE the sauté pan! Is that the 11" Turk Cast Iron pan in Provisions? Thanks!
Andrea Y. April 16, 2015
I actually made my first galette ever last night. I was really frustrated when making the dough (not this recipe), thinking it was too dry. I kept having to tear off pieces from the edge and smashing them in the holes I had in the center. I kept promising my family I would soon be throwing it away and we would be going out for hamburgers (the kids were hopeful). But do you know what. That galette turned out beautiful and delicious, and the crust was perfect. You could have knocked me over with a feather; I was so surprised. They really are forgiving little pies.
rikasper April 15, 2015
where can I find the dough recipe? thanks!
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AntoniaJames April 15, 2015
Yes, I agree, you seriously "done good." Wow. You have totally inspired me. Thanks for this excellent video. ;o)