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A cast iron skillet filled with thinly sliced potatoes.
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5 from 3 votes

Potato Galette

A delicious potato dish made with sliced potatoes, butter, garlic and herbs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 6 red potatoes medium sized or about 2 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons butter salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chives fresh, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for greasing cast iron skillet


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Melt butter and combine with olive oil, garlic and herbs
    3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon chives
  • Slice potatoes using a mandoline or a sharp knife
    6 red potatoes
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl and coat with butter mixture
  • Use an additional tablespoon of olive oil to coat cast iron skillet. Make certain bottom and sides are well coated.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Layer sliced potatoes in skillet, overlapping each slice and making a concentric circle.
  • Sprinkle each layer with salt and pepper.
    1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Continue with layering potatoes until all potatoes are used
  • Scrape any remain butter from bowl and pour onto of potatoes
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60-80 minutes
  • Check for doneness by removing skillet from oven and carefully pulling back the top of the potatoes in the center of the pan. Examine the potatoes to see if they are done.
  • To serve, remove from skillet and sprinkle with additional fresh herbs. Slice into wedges.
    1 tablespoon parsley


  • If using russet potatoes, remove skin
  • Slice potatoes evenly
  • Assemble dish as soon as potatoes are sliced to help prevent browning of the potatoes
  • Avoid soaking the potatoes in water. This removes some of the starch in the potatoes and you want that starch retained.
  • Make certain each potato slice is covered with butter mixture
  • Add a sprinkling of salt and pepper between each layer of potatoes
  • Use a heavy, well seasoned cast iron skillet. It help create the lovely crust on the bottom and sides of the galette.
  • Baking time varies depending on the thickness of your potatoes and the number of layers you created in your skillet
  • To check if the galette is cooked through, remove skillet from oven. Carefully pull back potatoes in the center of the skillet and examine the potatoes. The potatoes should be soft and cooked through.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg