Cheesy Zucchini Ricotta Galette Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Ricotta Galette Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Ricotta Galette Recipe

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Ready In: 50 mins
  • Prep Time: 20-30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30-40 mins

If you have never made a galette before, you need to listen up… It is a simple,wonderful free-form pastry shell, ready to be filled with either sweet or savory ingredients, infiltrating your kitchen with that homey smell of baking pie crusts, mmm butter. Think of this as a rustic puff pastry/pie crust ready to be filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients. (Oh, and cheese, lots of cheese!)

Ricotta and Parmesan lay down the creamy, tangy, simply luxurious foundation. Play around with your fillings, once you make your first galette, you will start to roll countless ideas around in your foodie imagination. Go forth with wild abandon!

Keep in mind, you are making a pastry dough, so all ingredients need to be cold, cold, cold and handled to a bare minimum for a flaky crust.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 336
  • Fat: 23g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Ingredients:

  1. Pastry:
    1 1/4 cup all purpose flour - chilled in freezer for 30 minutes
    1/4 tsp salt
    8 TBLS butter, cold, unsalted cut into cubes and refrigerated
    1/4 cup sour cream
    2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1/4 ice water

    Filling:
    1 large zucchini - sliced into 1/4" rounds
    1 TBLS plus 1 tsp olive oil
    1 medium sized garlic glove, minced
    1/2 cup ricotta cheese
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 TBLS thinly sliced fresh basil leaves for garnish

    Glaze:
    1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp water.

Directions:

  1. Dough:
    1. Whisk together flour and salt in a large bowl.
    2. Sprinkle bits of butter over flour and cut into flour with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles course meal.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix sour cream, lemon juice, water and add to flour mixture.
    4. Combine with a wooden spoon, mix in liquid until a large lump forms.
    5. Use your hands and pat any extra lumps into the ball, do not overwork the dough.
    6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

    Filling:
    1. Spread zucchini slices on several sheets of paper towels and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt.
    2. Let drain for 30 minutes, then gently blot all excess water off the slices.
    3. Set aside.
    4. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic together.
    5. Set aside.
    6. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta and Parmesan cheese until combined.
    7. Drizzle in about 1 tsp garlic olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

    Assembling Galette:
    1. Preheat oven to 400.
    2. On a floured work space, roll out dough into a 12" round.
    3. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet, or one lined with parchment paper.
    4. Spread ricotta mixture out evenly over the galette dough, leaving a 2" border.
    5. Start to lay out zucchini slices in a circle, over-lapping one another.
    6. Drizzle the remaining garlic oil over zucchini.
    7. Fold the border over the zucchini and filling, pleating the edge as you go around.
    8. Brush the crust with glaze. Season with salt and pepper.
    9. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, the cheese should be puffed and zucchini wilted and crust is golden brown.
    10. Remove from oven and sprinkle with basil.
    11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Celeste Kellerhouse

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