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Herb-Potato Maximes

  • SERVINGS: Makes 20

Great American Food by Charlie Palmer (Random House) delivers sophisticated food with a playful spirit. Palmer serves these potato bites at Aureole, his Manhattan restaurant.

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  1. 1/2 cup clarified butter
  2. 2 large Idaho potatoes
  3. 20 1 1/2-inch fresh chives
  4. 20 fresh tarragon leaves
  5. 20 tiny fresh chervil sprigs
  6. Coarse salt
  1. Brush a heavy, flat baking sheet with clarified butter. Peel and rinse the potatoes; pat dry. Cut them into paper-thin lengthwise slices using a mandoline.
  2. Lay half the potato slices next to one another but not touching on the baking sheet; place 1 piece of each herb in the center of each slice, leaving a border around the herbs. Pat the remaining slices dry; lay them evenly on top of the herbs and press firmly. Brush with clarifies butter and season with salt. Bake at 275° for 25 to 30 minutes, turning the sheet, until golden.