Mushroom Trifolati is normally served as a side dish all over Italy. The addition of crisp, homemade chips turns this dish into the perfect first course.
Funghi Trifolati, or Mushroom Trifolati, are sautéed mushrooms that are served all over Italy; as a side dish to steaks, or on top of creamy polenta or as a crostini.
I used a variety of wild mushrooms: porcini, oyster, and cremini, but you can use whatever mushrooms that are fresh and in season, then just sauté with garlic, olive oil, parsley and some spicy peperoncino flakes. Instead of making a side dish, as is so common in the Piemonte region, I made this into a delicious and unique appetizer. I made my own thick-cut potato chips, which are used as a scoop to pick up the medley of mushrooms into bite-sized portions, which is perfect for a cocktail party, and a very impressive presentation.
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