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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Examples of galette in a Sentence

a golden-brown galette of lightly buttered and sautéed potato slices
Recent Examples on the Web Fold in the rim of pastry around the galette and brush the pastry with olive oil. Star Tribune, "Sunday supper: Crispy Galette With Butternut Squash, Feta and Olives," 5 Mar. 2021 Across town on a hillside in Alamo Square, a group of immunologists dished out a heavy dose of realism along with their sausage stuffing and caramelized onion galette. Nora Mishanec,, "Coronavirus concerns mean a different Thanksgiving for people in the Bay Area," 26 Nov. 2020 Bake the galette for about 35 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the vegetables are just tender. Kate Krader,, "A Star Chef’s Roast Vegetable Tart Solves Many Holiday Problems," 20 Nov. 2020 Pépin, who made a plum galette famous at Food & Wine in the ’90s, approves. Kate Krader,, "A Star Chef’s Roast Vegetable Tart Solves Many Holiday Problems," 20 Nov. 2020 And for people who adore nuts but find the syrupy goo of the usual pecan pie cloying, this galette makes a sophisticated, less sweet alternative. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "This Dessert Goes Out to the Crust Lovers," 26 Oct. 2020 Buckwheat galette from Breizh Crêperie at Minneapolis Cider Co. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 23 Oct. 2020 Want a dessert that’s easier to make than a pie by miles, and easier than even a free-form tart or galette? Washington Post, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 26 Aug. 2020 This galette, a French-style freeform pie, is stuffed with caramelized onions and oodles of cheese for a hearty snack or main course when served alongside a leafy salad. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Sweet Onion Galette," 27 May 2020

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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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The first known use of galette was in 1775

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19 Mar 2021

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“Galette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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