In the world of vegetable galettes – Zucchini galettes with feta, chili and thyme
On ne se lasse pas des galettes de légumes – Galettes de courgettes à la feta, piment et thym
I have been thinking lately about Thanksgiving menu and I am not sure what to make yet. Last year was mainly a “French” Thanksgiving with of course a Turkey but prepared the French way since the guests were French, and the traditional kind of French, and I wanted to make something different this year since the guests will be the same.
I love to make those vegetable galettes, they’re quick to make, original and delicious…so I might keep this for some side dishes, but not yet sure. You’ll probably think that those have nothing to do in a Thanksgiving menu, but I think it is allowed on my table since I did not grow up here. So that is my lame excuse. For years, I have been invited at friends’ house for Thanksgiving, so I never got to organize one, it’s been three years in a row that I am actually having friends over and it’s been quite fun.
I made those zucchini galettes gluten-free for some gluten allergic guests. I usually make them with regular flour but for those who cannot tolerate gluten, rice flour works fine. The flour I bought was a little more grainy than wheat flour but was not really a problem. I thought cooking without gluten would be tricky and it’s actually not. There are tons of alternative to wheat and it tastes great too.
Ingredients for about 8 galettes
- 5 zucchini, very thinly sliced
- 2 eggs
- 5 tbs or more brown rice flour or regular flour
- 1 tsp chopped thyme
- 3 tbs feta, roughly crumbled
- chili flakes
- salt and pepper
Using a mandoline, slice zucchini very finely. Place in a drainer, and sprinkle with 1 tbs coarse salt for about 30 min. to let the water come out. Rinse under running water to remove the salt and squeeze tightly with your hands to remove excess water. Place in a mixing container.
In a large bowl, beat eggs with flour to make a thick paste. If paste is liquid, add extra flour. Mix well to obtain a homogenous mixture. Pour on top of zucchini. Mix well so that the zucchini get coated with egg mixture
Add thyme, chili flakes and adjust with salt and pepper, (don’t add too much salt, since the mixture is usually salty enough due to the feta cheese and salt remaining in the zucchini). Add feta, mix carefully not to break it, you want to incorporate feta pieces in the mixture.
Heat large pan, and spoon about 2 tbs of mixture forming some regular galettes. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
Serve hot as an appetizer with smoked salmon, or with a salad, or as a side dish.
This entry was posted by silvia on November 15, 2009 at 11:04 pm, and is filed under Appetizers, Side Dish, Vegetarian - dairy. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
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what a beautiful color you captured here !
ma tu una cosa non buona la vuoi fare ogni tanto?:D
beautiful this vegetable galettes!
I love this as a Thanksgiving dish – who says everything has to be so heavy and sticky?
You know, I’ve been scared away from gluten-free foods because few years back I purchased a loaf of rice-flour bread that turned out to be completely flavorless and crumble/exploded into sawdust with every bite. However, your recipe is just the push I need to try again!
Wow. looks absolutely mouthwatering.
A question for you: In the third step of preparation you do not say to add the feta with the thyme and chili, but the last sentence implies that it should be added at that time. However, the picture leads one to believe that the feta should be used to top the galletes after plating. Should one add the feta to the mixture and reserve some extra cheese for garnish as well?
Beautiful colours and dish!
Mmmm…I was thinking that would be a great filling, without the flour of course inside some individual sized tarts as a side dish. Zucchini and Feta is always a winning combo in my book now matter what you do with them!
So vibrant and lovely! I made some corn fritters the other week, but zucchini would be a better option, since its got a lot less sugar in them, and they cook up so beautifully! Love the combination of spice with the feta.
These look absolutely healthy and yummy dish. Love the colour! Any plans for this coming thanksgiving?
These are such beautiful galettes!
I liked it.
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