Luckily, I like to cook. I like to look at recipes. I decided to make a sweet potato galette. I made a galette once in the past, and I remember it as labor intensive. I surfed the web looking for recipes, but most sweet potato versions included cheese or sweet stuff. Time to just make it up as I go, using online guidelines for the process, but not the ingredients.
Step 1 - Mend my apron.
I love my apron. The pocket came unstitched in one corner. Yes, I mended it with purple thread because X-Chromo used up my black thread. Yesterday.
Step 2 - Scrub and peel sweet potatoes.
Please note that I bought long skinny sweet potatoes to make the slicing process easier.
Step 3 - Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/8" thick rounds with a mandoline.
Step 4 - Mutilate an onion.
The only time I miss wearing contact lenses when I'm chopping onions.
Step 5 - pour Wegmans Basting Oil into a large cast iron skillet.
If you don't have a Wegmans near you, perhaps your supermarket sells seasoned oils. If not, you should move some place where there is a Wegmans. Just not near me, because there are already too many people at my Wegmans. The parking lot is a nightmare.
Step 6 - layer the rounds of sweet potatoes, slightly over lapping, into the skillet. Top with some onion, drizzle with some basting oil.
Step 7 - Repeat step 6 until all sweet potatoes & onions are used.
Step 8 - Cover the sweet potato mixture with a round of aluminum foil. Non Stick. And make sure the non-stick side is down. Trust me.
Step 9 - Weight the foil with another cast iron skillet (slightly smaller than the first skillet)
Step 10 - Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Then put into a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Ignore my dirty oven. I do.
Step 11 - Remove top skillet and foil. Bake for another 25 minutes.
Step 12 - Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes. Loosen edges with spatula. Flip onto a platter.
It's supposed to look like a large pancake, but with texture.
Nope. But it tastes good. I put it in a shallow baking dish with a cover and will transport to Mom & Dad's, reheat in the microwave. I just wanted it to look pretty, you know?