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What do you do with truffle oil?

Michelle Jun 19, 2005 03:15 AM

OK, so I was at Trader Joe's today and somwhat impulsively purchased a bottle of white truffle oil and a bottle of black truffle oil. I've never used these before and was wondering if anyone would share their ideas or tips on how to use this product. Thanks!

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    Edie Jun 19, 2005 03:35 AM

    Use it to finish off a dish.
    I drizzle it over poached eggs served with asparagus.
    It's great on salads, a bit over pasta just before you bring it to the table...
    When I make popcorn, I mix a little in with my melted butter before I pour it over and toss it together.

    Link: http://bunrab.com/

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      slyfox Jun 19, 2005 03:09 PM

      Drizzle over grilled steaks, frenchfries(frittes), simple mixed green salad, rinse greens salt and pepper, add to mashed potatoes........

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        naomi Jun 20, 2005 02:42 AM

        Yum! I second the suggestions for gourmet popcorn and in mashed potatoes. It is also delicious over scrambled eggs - but I only use 1/4 teaspoon as it is so strong and can be overpowering if you use too much.

        It also tastes fantastic on risottos as well.

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          dude Jun 20, 2005 11:32 AM

          Aside from prior suggestions about mashed potatoes (or other root vegetables like parsnip, celeriac for that matter) risotto, and eggs, I actually like to drizzle over cooked peas. Also, spike your lobster-dippin' butter with a bit for a truly over-the-top treat.

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            Ruth Lafler Jun 20, 2005 01:53 PM

            Good thing you bought it now: the white truffle oil is almost gone until next season.

            There have been threads before on what to do with truffle oil (I'd do a control-F search on the General Topics board for "truffle oil"). One comment posters have made is that black and white can be used slightly differently: black can be added to foods while the cook, while white should be used as a "finishing oil."

            A couple of things I do with my TJ's white truffle oil: drizzle it on tuna tartare and add it to sour cream for an awesome dip/topping.

            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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