MARCH in New York City
"This recipe for Shirred Eggs with White Truffles and Baby Potatoes
is conducive for soft seductive thoughts. The textures are oozing
with sex" Although this recipe is for one, we suggest you make it
for two or share one with your amore.
Egg with White Truffles and Baby Potatoes
4 or 5 Ruby Crescent potatoes, each the size of a fingernail,
1 stick of sweet butter
a pinch of kosher salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 very fresh extra large organic egg
1/4 ounce fresh white truffle from Italy
1 teaspoon white truffle oil
1 tablespoon mixed fresh herbs (chives, chervil, parsley, tarragon
oven to 500 degrees
On top of the stove, in a small saucepan,
melt the butter, season with salt and gently poach
the quartered potatoes for a few minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, in a cold small steel blini pan
(4 1/2" diameter) pour in the olive oil and swirl
to cover the bottom. Pour out the excess.
Crack open the egg into the pan,
season lightly with salt and bake for two minutes
or until just set.
Remove the egg to a small round serving dish
and garnish with the drained potatoes, truffle oil and herbs
Shave the white truffle over the dish
in paper thin slices and serve immediately.
© Wayne Nish