Swiss Chard-Ricotta Galettes with Fried Eggs

Swiss Chard-Ricotta Galettes with Fried Eggs Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
You can make these ahead, without the fried egg on top. Reheat in the oven; then, fry eggs and place on top of each galette just before serving.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 2 Hours

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours
Cook: 10 Minutes
Bake: 20 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours


1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups torn fresh chard or baby spinach leaves, stems removed
9 large eggs, divided
1 cup (8 ounces) fresh ricotta cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
8 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of ground red pepper
Pinch of ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons butter


1. Cover and chill Simple Pastry Crust 1 hour or overnight.

2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chard, and cook about 1 minute or until just wilted. Set aside to cool slightly.

3. Whisk 2 eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in ricotta cheese and next 6 ingredients. Stir in cooled chard.

4. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets or line each with parchment paper. Divide each pastry crust evenly into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place on prepared baking sheets. Place about 1/3 cup egg mixture into center of each crust. Fold up about 1 inch of crust around mixture, pinching edge together to create a free-form rim.

5. Combine 1 egg and milk; brush outside of each galette with mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

6. Melt butter in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Fry remaining 6 eggs to desired degree of doneness. Place 1 egg on each galette. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Sara Foster,

Coastal Living

May 2012
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