Tasting of Potatoes with Black Truffles

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By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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This dish combines several different potato preparations—sliced small, served in a bed of mashed potatoes, with chopped truffles, a truffle sauce, and crispy truffle potato chips. The contrast of textures—creamy, firm, crunchy—makes the ordinary extraordinary.

The hardest part of this dish is the mashed potatoes; in some ways, it may be the most difficult recipe here, because there are so many small choices that have a big impact. First, you should cook the potatoes in their jackets