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Gaufrette Potatoes Topped With Cilantro Cream

  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings as a first course


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 large Idaho potato, peeled
  • 1 small truffle


  • In a small bowl combine sour cream and cilantro; season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a deep skillet heat about 1/2-inch oil over medium heat to 360 degrees F. Using a mandoline or ridged slicer on a box grater, cut potato into 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick waffled slices. Do not rinse. If moist pat off excess moisture from slices with paper towels. Fry potato slices, a few at a time, turning once or twice, until tender and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels; season with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, dab some sour cream mixture on a pretty plate and top with a potato slice. Build a tower, alternating potato slices and sour cream mixture, to desired height. Use a truffle slicer or other shaving device to shave truffles on top.