Galette saucisse
A traditional galette-saucisse consisting of a cooked sausage wrapped in a galette
Alternative namesRobiquette
Place of originFrance
Region or stateUpper Brittany
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPork sausage and breton galette

A galette-saucisse (Breton: Kaletez gant silzig) is a type of French street food item consisting of a hot sausage, traditionally grilled, wrapped in a type of crepe called galette de sarrasin or Breton galette. The French region known as Upper Brittany is the traditional homeland of galette-saucisse, especially the department of Ille-et-Vilaine and some parts of its bordering departments like Côtes-d'Armor, Morbihan, Loire-Atlantique, Mayenne and Manche.

First created during the 19th century, the dish consists of two landmark food items of the cuisine of Brittany. Buckwheat, introduced in Brittany during the 15th century and largely cultivated in the region, is the main ingredient of Breton galette and was a common substitute of bread in poor families. Pork sausage is one of the food specialties of the Rennes area.

Galette-saucisse is very popular in Upper Brittany, especially at outdoor public events, outdoor markets and sports games. It is strongly associated with the Stade Rennais F.C. football team, the dish being often eaten at the Route de Lorient Stadium during football games.



The essential ingredients of the galette-saucisse are:

The crepe itself is usually served cold, in order to protect eater's hand from the hot cooked sausage, but it can be warm when crepes are freshly prepared as consumers are arriving.[2]

Dressing and toppings

The canonical recipe of the galette-saucisse does not include any dressing, and the "French Association for the Preservation of the Galette-saucisse" recommends to not add any of them.[3] Author of Galette-saucisse, je t'aime ! book Benjamin Keltz wrote that ketchup, mayonnaise and any other dressing are strongly seen as unacceptable.[4]

Sausage was historically just one of the items in the galette. At the beginning of the 19th century,[5] galette-saucisse was commonly topped with caramelized yellow onions.

See also


  1. ^ Keltz 2013, p. 54.
  2. ^ Keltz 2013, p. 61.
  3. ^ Keltz 2012, p. 138.
  4. ^ Keltz 2013, p. 64.
  5. ^ Keltz 2013, p. 28-29.