Savory Bacon, Potatoes & Leeks Galette Recipe

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Savory galettes are some of the best things to make once fall rolls around. Not only are they easy to make (thank you, store-bought dough), but they're also incredibly versatile. Savory or sweet? The choice is yours. This particular galette is filled with all things cozy; potatoes, bacon, and leeks.

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Image Credit: Kristan Raines

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Things You'll Need

  • 1, 11-inch store-bought pie dough round

  • 3-4 strips of uncooked bacon

  • 2 large leeks, white part only, thinly sliced into half moons, and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup grated gruyere cheese

  • 6 oz Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • large skillet

  • parchment paper

  • baking sheet

  • pastry brush

Step 1

Heat oven to 400° F. Add the bacon to a large skillet set over medium heat and cook until slightly crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined dish. Roughly chop the bacon once cooled.

Cooking bacon
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Step 2

Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease, then add the sliced leeks to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Season lightly with salt. Transfer to a small bowl to cool slightly.

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Cooking leeks
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Step 3

Unroll the store-bought pie crust and place on a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with half of the gruyere cheese, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border all around. Layer the potato slices over the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

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Layering potatoes
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Step 4

Toss the bacon and leeks together, then scatter over the potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Fold the dough edges over filling, tucking and overlapping as needed. Whisk 1 tablespoon water into the egg and brush over the dough.

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Brushing with egg wash
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Step 5

Place galette onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow galette to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Bacon, Potato & Leek Galette
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Finished galette
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