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Truffle Scented Chive Dip

January 18, 2011
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  • Serves a crowd
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
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16 Reviews

cjbollinger November 14, 2013
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!
hennef7 February 1, 2011

Do you mean THE French Laundry???
thirschfeld February 1, 2011
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.
Oui, C. January 19, 2011
Simple and brilliant...homemade chips would put it over the top! - S
thirschfeld January 21, 2011
I find homemade chips put lots of things over the top, LOL, thanks
drbabs January 19, 2011
cool photo, too.
thirschfeld January 21, 2011
thanks drbabs
Crispini January 19, 2011
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.
thirschfeld January 21, 2011
thanks, make sure you have plenty of chips
TasteFood January 18, 2011
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?
thirschfeld January 19, 2011
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.
Blissful B. January 19, 2011
Thirschfeld, I find the same goes for trying new recipes....so many duds! But the ones that make you close your eyes in gustatory ecstasy make it all worth it.
Lizthechef January 18, 2011
I have truffle oil in the pantry - what a combo - great dip!
thirschfeld January 18, 2011
thanks LTC.
mrslarkin January 18, 2011
you get around, thirschfeld. Nice dip.
thirschfeld January 18, 2011
used to, not as big on travel as I used to be. Thank you