Truffle Tortilla

Preparation info
  • serves


    as a meal
    • Difficulty


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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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This simplest of uses for the valuable black subterranean funghus is also the one which I think best shows off its elusive flavour. Suitable for vegetarians.


  • lb waxy potatoes
  • salt
  • big knob best unsalted butter or generous splash bland olive oil for frying


Cover scrubbed but unpeeled potatoes with cold salted water. Bring to the boil. Lower heat, cover pan and leave at a lively simmer until cooked. Take out of water and leave until thoroughly cold. Pull off skin and slice potatoes quite thickly.

Heat butter or oil over medium-low flame in a heavy, preferably cast-iron frying pan (this should either be non-stick or used sufficiently to hav