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Spinach and Onion Galette

February 15, 2011

So it’s now about 5-something in the afternoon and I have no idea what I want to do in the kitchen. I’m so uninspired. I decide to take a look at some food on the web to get me going and come across this recipe for a tart on Simply Recipes. This quickly reminds me of a galette and then the wheels start churning. I’m think, hmmm….what do I have in the fridge that I can easily whip up and serve for dinner? That’s when the spinach and onion galette idea was born. I must say, I love, absolutely adore, absolutely want to marry the recipe for the dough (a pâte brisée). It’s just too doggone good and reliable.  We’ve all been through this whole love-hate relationship with our pie dough recipes. Well, look no further because this absolutely is the mother of all doughs. I use it for EVERYTHING. Thanks Simply Recipes, you’re the best!

Ingredients:

For the Pie Dough:

All butter crust for pies recipe (Simply Recipes)

For the filling:

1 large onion

1 package frozen chopped spinach (I used fresh spinach which equals about 3 bushels pre-washed)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp butter

Directions:

  1. Make your pastry dough following the pâte brisée recipe. Let chill in refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  2. Peel and slice your onion into half circles. Add butter to a sautee pan on medium heat and begin sauteeing your onions. Add the sugar, a pinch of salt and sautee until onions start to become translucent. Then turn the heat down to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes until the onions start to caramelize.
  3. Drain your frozen spinach (or pat dry your pre-washed fresh spinach) and add to the sauteed onions.
  4. Season your mixture and continue cooking until spinach has wilted.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 450ºF/220ºC. Remove pastry dough from fridge and let sit for 5 minutes. Roll out to a 10-inch diameter.
  6. Add the onion and spinach to the center of the dough. Fold the edges of the dough leaving a small circle of the onion and spinach showing.
  7. Bake on a baking sheet for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 375ºF/175ºC and cook for 20 minutes more.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Serve.
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11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2011 3:12 pm

    Oh Yumm..that looks fantastic, and I can imagine how wonderful it must taste it!

    • February 16, 2011 12:22 am

      It was yummy. The crust was the best part. All I kept thinking about was all the different recipes that can be made with it.

  2. February 16, 2011 12:57 am

    Oh that looks so good! That crust sounds delicious!

  3. February 16, 2011 1:07 am

    Hi! Just to let you now, thanks for the comment and yes you can add me on your blogroll!
    Happy baking!:)

  4. February 16, 2011 2:14 am

    Yum – this looks really good (not to mention quick and simple – which is exactly what I like!)

  5. February 16, 2011 2:21 am

    That looks and sounds amazing.

  6. February 17, 2011 4:53 pm

    Very nice, looks awesome. Great dish to serve, and doesn’t sound too hard. thanks

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