Precious Potato Bites ~ Truffle Oil, Sour Cream, Chive Blossoms
I may have made a nice green salad or a simple pasta for dinner, but I what I like to share on Taste With The Eyes is not “last night’s dinner” but dishes that titillate and inspire. With ingredients that I find interesting.
Well, here’s a side dish (or appetizer) that is both simple and interesting…
The classic combination of potato with sour cream and chives ~ with a twist. Charming petite smashed potatoes adorned with both high quality white truffle oil and chive blossoms from the garden, instead of the ubiquitous green chives.
Precious Potato Bites ~ The Recipe
Condolences to my friends and family back East. Yep, my chives are blooming here in LA now… I’m hoping Spring is right around the corner for you.
As always, choose blossoms that are certain to be edible, grown without pesticides, and only eat flowers in moderation.
Smash cooked potatoes to break open the skins. Drizzle with white truffle oil then top with a squirt of sour cream. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Garnish with chive blossoms.
The truffle oil lends the intense perfume of white truffles – earthy, sensuous, garlicky. And the chive blossoms sure are pretty with that lovely lavender hue, but don’t discount the full onion flavor they add to the potatoes…these petite bites are packed with savory flavor.