Ottolenghi’s Sweet Potato Galettes

Sweet potato galettesI’ve recently been reunited with one of my favourite cookbooks, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and it’s only now that I have it back within arms reach that I realise exactly how much I’ve missed this book, and the treasure trove of recipes it contains. 

I bought the book shortly after it’s release back in 2008 while I was living in London.  It was no coincidence that its acquisition shortly followed my first visit to Ottolenghi’s Islington ‘deli’…  It was a case of love at first bite (sorry I couldn’t help myself)!

Six years and a further three cookbooks later, I’m clearly not the only one who has formed a (healthy?) addiction to the seemingly endless array of mouthwatering dishes dreamt up by the pair behind the Ottolenghi enterprise, Yottam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.

Sweet potato galettes

Last weekend, while re-familiarising myself with the contents of my well loved and newly reclaimed cookbook, I was a little surprised to discover that despite cooking my way through most of it’s recipes I’d somehow overlooked these gorgeous Sweet potato galettes.  Something I set about to rectify over the weekend and I now understand why these simple savoury galettes feature on the cover of the cookbook’s recently released US Edition.

They are seriously delicious.  So much so that I’ve made two batches in as many days!  Unless you decide to try making your own puff pastry, they are also really simple to make.  I made mine for lunch but I think they would also be great served as a starter or even a light meal served with salad.

Sweet potato galettes

Since I’ve followed the recipe straight from the cookbook I’ve not made a recipe card for these Sweet potato galettes, but if you’re tempted to give them a try (and you most certainly should) I’ve tracked down copies of it online here (UK) and here (US). 

To make these Sweet potato galettes, all you’ll need is:

  • 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes (approximately 500g)
  • 250g all-butter puff pastry
  • a little flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 50ml soured cream
  • 100g goats’ cheese
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

Just a couple of comments…

Given I didn’t have any fresh chilli, I used a little crushed chilli instead which I have stored in my fridge. 

I also used sheets of puff pastry to make these galettes.  The first time I baked a batch I used a single sheet, but was a little disappointed with the amount of ‘puff’ it produced.  I layered two sheets for the second batch (painting the top of one sheet with a little egg wash and then placing the second sheet squarely on top) and was much happier with the result. 

Happy baking!

7 Comments on Ottolenghi’s Sweet Potato Galettes

  1. Baking In Pyjamas
    26/10/2014 at 9:10 pm (10 years ago)

    They look great Rachel, I can imagine they’d made a nice meal with a salad on the side. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    • Rachel
      27/10/2014 at 11:57 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks Laura 🙂 With my family around, both my batches didn’t last long enough to eat with a salad, but I imagine they’d be great with a salad as well. A friend of mine said she’s made mini ones and served them as canapes at a party. I’m thinking that would be a fun way to serve them! Thanks for hosting Sweet and Savoury Sunday again. It was great to pop by and check out all the links. You have a great day too!

  2. Jenni Harding
    23/10/2014 at 3:27 am (10 years ago)

    Oh Rachel they look wonderful… I’ll bet even Yotam himself couldn’t make or photograph those as well as you do. Well done. Good to see you posting regularly again.
    We will be in Sydney early Feb, staying somewhere near Coogee Beach hope we manage to have a face to face meeting this time

    • Rachel
      24/10/2014 at 12:22 pm (10 years ago)

      Hi Jen, so lovely to hear from you! That’s really sweet of you to say about my photos… I’m not too sure of what Ottolenghi’s photographic skills are like, but there’s no doubt he would win hands down on cooking and flavour every time! I’d really love to see you in February when you’re here. I’m no longer in Coogee but very happy to have an excuse to meet up there. I’m actually considering a trip to the UK either in Dec or Jan, so if that actually happens, I might see you back in London beforehand! xx

  3. Anonymous
    22/10/2014 at 6:34 pm (10 years ago)

    Yes please. With caprese salad please!!!!

  4. Owen
    22/10/2014 at 4:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Fab photos Rachel – quite superior to those in the other web recipes. Well done!

    • Rachel
      22/10/2014 at 4:56 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Owen 🙂 I’m glad you like them. You should definitely give these a try if you haven’t already. They didn’t last long in our house!


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