Quick, name your favorite dip! Mine is, without a doubt, french onion dip. You know those jarred french onion dips they sell near the potato chips? I was a huge sucker for those back in my high school days. Give me some sour cream and onion chips with french onion dip and you were my best friend. Little did I know that jarred sauce was nothing like the real deal. Once I made the real french onion dip, there was no turning back (okay maybe that's not completely true). Today I wanted to take the idea of a french onion dip and turn it into a galette. Too far of a stretch? I didn't think so when this french onion galette came out of my oven. It's buttery, it's savory, it's sweet, it's utterly delicious. Ready for some savory galette madness?
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So since this is a french onion galette, the first thing you have to do is make the pie dough. Nothing fancy here, just a basic parmesan pie crust. Yes, we are going all the way with this pie and even adding cheese to the crust. It will make it extra buttery and delicious, I promise you. You can also omit the parmesan if you want to stick to basic pie dough.
While the dough is chilling in the fridge, caramelize the onions. Properly caramelized onions will take forever, or around 45 minutes to be more exact. You want to keep the flame on low to prevent the onions from burning and stir occasionally so that they don't stick to the pan. If the onions start to stick, add a couple of tablespoons of water and continue to cook. The onions will be a deep brown color and almost jammy when they are ready.
Cool the onions and combine it with sour cream, gruyere, salt, and pepper. Sorry folks, there isn't a healthier substitute for sour cream for this french onion galette. But at this point, who's looking for healthy?
Roll out the pastry dough, spread the filling, brush the edges with heavy cream, and bake until golden brown. If you want to skip the heavy cream, brush on an egg wash instead.
About 20 minutes later, your kitchen will be smelling like heaven. This french onion galette is nothing like french onion dip but the inspiration resulted in something fabulous. The crust is so buttery and flaky and is the perfect vessel for the savory and sweet onions. Excuse me while I stuff my face with this amazing galette...
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