Perfume makers should give up on chasing pheromones and start trying to mimic the scent of truffles instead, the aroma is so irresistible.
Have you ever used truffle oil in your cooking? I think I have a new best friend in the kitchen. I don't want roasted potatoes any other way than tossed with a bit of truffle oil.
Yes it is expensive, $12 or more for a little 3 ounce bottle. (Found my bottle at Whole Foods.) But you don't need much; the amount of truffle oil required for this recipe will cost you anywhere from 25 to 50 cents. Small price to pay to see everyone's eyes light up with delight as they take their first bite.
Truffle oil is especially good with potatoes as the starchy potatoes just soak up the truffle flavor from the oil. These are just basic roasted new potatoes and onions, easy to make, hard to mess up, but they taste out of this world with a few drops of truffle oil.
Roasted New Potatoes With Caramelized Onions and Truffle Oil
1 pound small new potatoes, scrubbed, quartered
1 large yellow onion, peeled, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Several shakes white truffle oil, about 1/2 teaspoon
Preheat oven to 400°F
Toss potatoes and onions with olive oil, salt, pepper:
Put onions and potatoes in a sturdy roasting pan. Pour olive oil over them and toss well to coat. Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper over the potatoes and onions. Spread the potatoes out so they are in a single layer in the pan.
Place in oven. Roast at 400°F for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are lightly browned and cooked through.
Sprinkle with truffle oil:
Place potatoes and onions in a serving dish. Sprinkle well with truffle oil. Toss to coat.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 13mg||63%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|