Potato & Gorgonzola Cornbread Galette & National Vegetarian Month!

Gluten-free | Vegetarian

It’s NATIONAL VEGETARIAN AWARENESS MONTH! And I’m happy to report, I have been celebrating in style lately. How can you not with all the winter squash, potatoes, and radishes in season right now? Take my potato galette recipe for example… it’s as pretty as it is tasty. And fairly hard to mess up, trust me, I tried… I’ll get to that later (Mercury Retrograde realness!!). For another delicious potato recipe, check out FIX.COM

Source: Fix.com

On to the galette! This story begins with me making a shopping list for my husband to pick up “sweet potatoes” and him coming home with I don’t know what. I legitimately had to google it. He technically did get sweet potatoes, Japanese ‘Murasaki Purple’ Sweet Potatoes to be exact. Since I had no clue how it would taste, I mixed it with a pretty red potato I had on hand. Needless to say, we were pretty unsure of how this would turn out but to our amazement, it came out delicious! If you find these long purple sweet potatoes… pick some up. They’re mild in flavor and not necessarily sweet… but oh so good. Or use whichever potatoes you or someone else mistakingly picks up and I guarantee it will still be good. Anything combined with creamy, salty cheese, homey cornbread crust and dried rosemary and thyme… tastes like a winner in my book.

The crust is perfect. I adapted it from a New York Times article I stumbled across and fell in love. It was very sticky at first and I found it weird that there was no starch in the recipe, but hey, I was already trying new things here so why not go all the way. Luckily, yet again, I was happily surprised. It’s flakey, buttery and holds up very well. The taste combination is exactly what I wanted.

Now. As this beauty was in the oven… I had some technical difficulties. Let’s just say I was simultaneously baking something else that went SOUTH FAST and my oven freaked out. Luckily I did not burn the building down. The odds were against me on this one but the galette prevailed! If I did it, so can you. Moral of the story is… just go with it, and have fun. And maybe also watch the oven when you’re experimenting…



  • 10tbsp corn flour or finely ground cornmeal (non GMO, I like Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2/3cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 3ounces cold butter
  • 1/4tsp sea salt
  • 8tsp almond flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2tsp+ cold water on hand


  • 1 red potato, sliced thin
  • 1 sweet potato, sliced thin
  • 1/4cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of dried thyme
  • dash of finely chopped rosemary
  • drizzle of olive oil


  1. Cream butter and salt in a stand or hand mixer for approx. 1 minute. Separately, sift all dried ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the egg to the butter mixture, then slowly start adding in the dry ingredients.
  3. The dough should start forming, if you see it’s too dry, start spooning in the cold water until the paddle is picking up and the dough is forming with no flour left behind.
  4. On a piece of parchment paper, place the dough in a ball on top, cover with a layer of saran wrap, and roll out using a rolling pin into a thin round layer.
  5. Chill the dough for at least an hour covered with the saran wrap and parchment paper as is.
  6. Before you are ready to assemble, begin slicing potatoes and pre-heat the oven to 350f degrees. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and layer the potatoes in the center, allowing room on the edges to fold.
  7. Start closing your galette, if it crumbles or breaks, just keep pinching and it will stay together. Crumbles the blue cheese on top and in between top layers of potatoes. Drizzle olive oil and all seasonings on top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 350f degrees. Voila!

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  • ColeyOctober 23, 2014 - 8:59 pm

    This looks SO GOOD! I love the texture you get from a cornmeal crust, plus anything with gorgonzola is A+ in my book. As soon as my kitchen is finished being renovated, I’m giving this one a try! Thanks!


    • Alison MarrasOctober 23, 2014 - 9:10 pm

      Thanks! Yes – the texture is legit of the cornmeal crust, it’s my new fave! I just checked out your blog, and saw some delicioussss things! Good luck with the kitchen, can’t wait to see the "AFTER" shot! 😉


      • ColeyOctober 23, 2014 - 10:28 pm

        Thanks! I just stumbled upon yours as well. Gorgeous photography and great recipes!!


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