Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homemade Truffle Potato Wedges


inspired by Delicious' truffle fries

Last week, we got embroiled in something pleasant (even though it was a threat to the waistline) - giving feedback to Delicious on their proposed menu items. They're in the midst of revamping the menu and prior to unrolling out their newbies, it goes through a few road tests - among their own chefs, their family members and also tasters from the general public. We were privileged to get an invite (thanks to PL!), as among our group there were friends of the management and regular diners to all their outlets. We also sat among a group of fun loving individuals that kept us entertained the whole night, making it a great pleasure even though we were technically "working"!

Taste testing 25 items ranging from breakfast, salads, Asian items, desserts and drinks was pretty serious business. After every tasting session, we had to give feedback on the taste and the visual appearance. Needless to say, we were as honest as we can regarding every dish that passed through our mouths. Am not sure what will be the final outcome but we will wait with bated breath. One of the items we tasted, inspired me to whip this dish last weekend. It's more of a variation since this is more homemade but it was just as delish with the truffle oil that adds a luxe taste to it.

Homemade Truffle Potato Wedges (Makes 1 portion)

1 russet potato, washed and cut into wedges
oil
parmesan cheese, grated finely
a dash of truffle oil

Preheat an oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Cut the potato into wedges. Toss in some oil and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-45 minutes or until browned around the edges. You may need to turn the wedges halfway through the cooking time. Remove from the oven. Finely grate parmesan cheese and drizzle with a dash of truffle oil. The wedges get their heady aroma from the truffle oil. Serve and eat immediately.

17 comments:

Sean said...

ooh, a new menu for delicious sounds interesting! it feels like the current menu has stayed exactly the same for years! am especially looking forward to any new pastas... :D

Frat said...

OMG Boo... you have taken potatoes to an all new level of indulgence!

Respect... respect...

qwazymonkey said...

Oh no! Potatoes are now considered a luxurious item on the menu? How am I going to afford to eat out any more? What's next...Foie Gras rice?

Having said that, can't wait for the new menu at delicious to be unveiled

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Perhaps the most premium way to enjoy the ol spud! The Delicious menu is well due for a revamp. Can't wait to see what's in store!

eiling lim said...

Oooh the potato wedges with truffle oil looks good. Now.. what if there's real truffles shavings in there?!! Yum yum...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

need to ask my gf to give me back some of the truffle oil i managed to find in australia (eventhough it was made in UK!), so i can make this

J said...

Waah. Sounds yummy. A simple dish with a decadent twist... :)

foodbin said...

does not looks too appealing.

thule a.k.a leo said...

simple dish with a twist :)
I like and I heart

Paprika said...

I love potatoes. These are quite low-fat whaaat. Baked in oven after all. Heh heh...

sc said...

ooo, so decadent for simple potatoes. i lurve potatoes..

Wilson & Rachel said...

Well, it looks good to me

boo_licious said...

Sean - yes there's new pastas also but they're still testing the items.

Frat - the humble spud deserves to be elevated since he's the ultimate comfort food. Thxs for the comp.

qwazymonkey - that will be chicken liver rice! LOL.

550ml - yes it has been ages since they intro anything new.

eiling - I also want real truffle shavings but can't afford any!

Joe - oooh, give this a spin, u'll always crave this after it.

J - truffles with anything is damn good.

foodbin - not very appealing looking but tastes good. Maybe tday's post will be more yr cup of tea - good old fashioned Hakka food.

Thxs Leo!

Paps - LOL, yes, no dripping oil everyone to splatter the kitchen.

sc - me too, now I know how easy it is to make my own wedges, I'm going to be experimenting!

Thanks Wilson & Rachel. Happy Birthday Wilson.

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pepe cadena said...

I love this kind of food, in my town near of iservepharmacy we can find a restaurant which cook similar potato, so delicious, thanks for the recipe!

blobbo said...

Almost all "truffle" oil is plain oil chemically treated to taste like truffle. There are no truffles in it. You are being cheated.

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