Chicken sausage, gouda, spinach & egg galette

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When my lovely friend Stevi (from the  MissStevi Marie Etsy shop)   announced that her Araucana and Barred Rock hens had laid some pretty eggs, I jumped at the opportunity to get a few. Within an hour Stevi was at my house with a dozen of the most beautiful eggs I have ever seen.  I almost felt bad cracking them open and my daughter insisted on examining and photographing every single one before they were consumed. Seriously, look how beautiful these eggs are!

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Of course I wanted to go right into the kitchen to make something with these eggs  and since It was time for brunch, a galette seemed perfect.  Galettes are incredibly easy to prepare and you can make it either sweet or savory. I love to make these for breakfast  to make  a simple egg  dish a bit more filling.

This galette is perfect for any meal and you can add any veggies, meats or cheeses you like. I love to use gouda cheese because it bubbles up and gets a bit crisp on top, yum! The best part is that  the kiddos can easily put together their own galette creation which makes them more likely to finish their meal.

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What you need:

  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 REAL butter or a vegetable margarine like smart balance
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons  cold water
  • handful of organic spinach
  • 1 chicken sausage, I like al fresco all natural
  • Gouda cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white to brush crust
  • salt & pepper

How to make it:

  • Preheat oven to 275
  • In a bowl mix flour and baking powder
  • Cut in butter with a your hands until it is crumbly
  • Add cold water little by little until it sticks ( you might not need it all)
  • Put on a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes
  • Roll out and place on a baking pan
  • Brush entire crust with olive oil
  • Place spinach on crust and top with cheese and sausage
  • Fold crust over  toppings to create a crust and brush with egg whites
  • Crack 2 eggs on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes, checking  now and then to make sure not over cook eggs.

Serve with a  light salad and enjoy!

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