ga·​lette | \ gə-ˈlet How to pronounce galette (audio) \

Definition of galette

1 : a flat round cake of pastry often topped with fruit
2 : a food prepared and served in the shape of a flat round cake a galette of potatoes

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Synonyms for galette


cake, croquette, cutlet, fritter, patty (also pattie)

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Examples of galette in a Sentence

a golden-brown galette of lightly buttered and sautéed potato slices

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Everyone gathers for certain tasks—scooping cookies, folding breakfast galettes. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 This quick and simple galette looks elegant, but is filled with hearty and filling ingredients, like potatoes, as well as fresh green spring produce, like asparagus and spinach, to create a perfectly balanced dish. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Asparagus, Potato, and Spinach Galette," 8 Oct. 2014 If adding to a tart, galette or crumble, the skins are easily removed before using: Score the base of each fruit with an X, then place in boiling water just until the skin begins to curl. Noelle Carter,, "Tarts, salsa, jam and more ideas for apricots, now in season," 15 June 2018 The blood sausage slab on top of a buckwheat galette that surfaced at the end of June was as seasonal as earmuffs. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Morning displays of airy doughnuts and gorgeous strawberry-rhubarb galettes shift by afternoon to colorful macarons, mojito lime curd tarts, and some impressive wedding cakes. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan's first bite of the Delaware beaches | A dining guide," 15 June 2018 Some stop by Le Traiteur Marocain, where a man with a couple of whisks tends to a pyramid of couscous; others stand in line for galettes and sandwiches that smell like heaven To eat out alone is to partake of a city. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Eating Alone," 6 July 2018 Try tossing tomatoes — depending on the type and size — into salads or baking them into savory galettes. Noelle Carter,, "Gazpacho, lasagna and other great ideas for tomatoes, now in season," 22 June 2018 The Savory Pastry Beets star in galettes at North Bakery in Providence, sea buckthorn sneaks into the muffins at Kantine in SF, and everything spice tops these doughy knots from The Bakery at Fat Rice in Chicago. Leah Mennies, Bon Appetit, "Technicolor Croissants and More Glimpses Into the Future of Pastries," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of galette

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for galette

borrowed from French, going back to Old French galete, diminutive of Norman dialect gale "kind of flat cake," feminine derivative of Picard & Norman gal "pebble," probably going back to pre-Latin *gallo-

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