It’s often said, “Everything tastes better with bacon.” But I would like to make an argument for truffle salt making even the most simple food like popcorn seem gourmet. Truffles are a very rare and expensive fungi. This is why truffle salt is used as a flavoring accent elevating dishes from ordinary to extraordinary. Just a pinch goes a long way and is worth the $20 price for a 3.5 ounce bottle. For anyone who hasn’t tried truffle salt before, I know what you’re thinking. There is no way you would pay $20 for a little flavoring salt. You think this now, but if you try it, you might be singing it’s praises.. so don’t knock it until you try it.
A couple weeks ago I bought these beautiful and colorful baby potatoes. I roasted them with a little olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Once I removed them from the oven I sprinkled just a little bit of truffle salt over them for flavor and some chopped parsley for color. The moment I set them on the table, my kids as well as their friends gobbled them like appetizers. I think it’s worth mentioning not a single child asked for ketchup – a mother’s victory.
So if you get a chance to come across some truffle salt, make these roasted potatoes. They are seriously AMAZING!
PS: A small jar will last you a very long time and you’ll be glad you invested in an ingredient which makes you look like a gourmet chef.
- 1½ pounds baby potatoes, cut in half
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon truffle salt
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and toss with the truffle salt. Garnish with chopped parsley.