Truffle Scented Chive Dip

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Author Notes: Once, outside of San Francisco on a backroad near Napa I had something similar to this at a French Laundry. Just goes to show you you never know where you will find a great dip.thirschfeld

Serves a crowd

  • 2 cups sour cream, save the non fat for baking us full fat
  • 1/2 to 2 teaspoons white truffle oil, amount depends on how strong it is
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, minced
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • good store bought potato chips or if you have the urge, clarified butter baked potato maxims
  1. In a bowl whisk the chives, sour cream and the truffle oil. Add a pinch of salt and some black pepper. Taste and adjust as necessary. Serve

Tags: delicious, Easy, fancy, travels well

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over 1 year ago cjbollinger

I just tried this…I was surprised that such a simple dip would be that good….then again I like me my truffle oil. Nice job! And thank you!


about 4 years ago hennef7


Do you mean THE French Laundry???


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

that would be the one. Keller's is a lot different but mine is easier on the pocket book and well, quite honestly, this is no where near as good as his.


about 4 years ago Oui, Chef

Simple and brilliant...homemade chips would put it over the top! - S


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

I find homemade chips put lots of things over the top, LOL, thanks


about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

cool photo, too.


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

thanks drbabs


about 4 years ago Crispini

Love this idea...and I have the truffle oil just waiting for an inspiration. I'm going to try this out at an upcoming party.


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

thanks, make sure you have plenty of chips


about 4 years ago TasteFood

Oh, and actually I like this one even better. Just read 3 of 3. How come I don't find dips like this when I'm traveling?


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

I sorta of have a nose for finding out of the way places that have very good food. But then that is like gambling, for every one time you win money at the casino there have been 10 times you have lost. No one talks about their loses.


about 4 years ago Phoenix Helix

Thirschfeld, I find the same goes for trying new many duds! But the ones that make you close your eyes in gustatory ecstasy make it all worth it.


about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I have truffle oil in the pantry - what a combo - great dip!


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

thanks LTC.


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

you get around, thirschfeld. Nice dip.


about 4 years ago thirschfeld

used to, not as big on travel as I used to be. Thank you