There is nothing like a new potato, but as it’s January in the North East of Scotland we are a long way from tasting a new potato. However all is not lost, as Cypriot new potatoes are available in Tesco stores in 750g bags from now until the end of March. They need no peeling, just a wash and are perfect for boiling, steaming, roasting or baking.
A potato galette has elegant simplicity and is one of our favourite dishes. It’s basically a dough base, covered with a layer of thinly sliced potatoes and sprinkled with dried herbs and finished with fresh. However, whilst simple, it is important that you use a potato with a good firm texture, and most important an excellent earthy flavour, this makes the Cypriot potato ideal to use for this recipe.
There are numerous recipes for Potato galette out there that add many extra elements to the dish, however we prefer our approach as it heroes the potato. It can be used as a side dish alongside a meal, be part of a tapas type meal, or served as a starter with salad. It also works equally well as an appetizer with a glass of crisp white wine and the company of friends.
We would like to thank Tesco for the voucher they sent to us to enable us to purchase the ingredients for this recipe.4