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What to do with truffle butter?

Cicely Jul 10, 2005 01:52 AM

Saw this on sale at one of the gourmet warehouses in town and couldn't resist. I got black truffle butter, but the only idea I have (and it certainly makes my mouth water) is to baste roast chicken with it.

They also had white truffle butter, but I thought I'd tackle one new thing at a time. I thought maybe some fettuccine and cream concoction?

Any other suggestions for either of these?

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    rebs RE: Cicely Jul 10, 2005 01:55 AM

    first thing that came to mind was to put a big slab of it on a nice rare steak.

    i'll post something more creative once i get this idea out of my head. now i'm salivating....

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      Candy RE: rebs Jul 10, 2005 11:25 AM

      That is hard to beat and it is really good to use when making really creamy scrambled eggs

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      sbp RE: Cicely Jul 10, 2005 09:54 AM

      Put it on salmon, roast or pan sear

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        MM RE: Cicely Jul 10, 2005 11:06 AM

        I was thinking pasta...some fresh gnocci, perhaps. I wouldn't think you'd need to make a cream concoction. The truffle butter itself atop the gnocci seems perfect on it's own!

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          AimeeP RE: Cicely Jul 10, 2005 12:55 PM

          Saute wild mushrooms in truffle butter serve on crostini with a little crumbled gorgonzola.

          Same thing would be good on a pizza with some fresh sage and a little goat cheese

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            Carb Lover RE: Cicely Jul 10, 2005 02:58 PM

            I recently used some truffle oil in a pasta that had some corn among other things. Corn and truffle flavor married very well IMO. Makes me think truffle butter would be the perfect gourmet anointment for corn on the cob. Mmmmm...

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              FoodNut RE: Cicely Jul 10, 2005 03:30 PM

              Believe it or not, truffle butter is fabulous on popcorn!!!

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                ButcherJason RE: Cicely Aug 7, 2005 11:29 PM

                I ripped this one off from where I used to work:

                Make grilled cheese sandwiches!

                Spread a duxelle of mushrooms on some good crusty bread, top with a fine white farmhouse cheddar, slather the outside in a thin layer of truffle butter and fry baby fry.

                Absolutely delicious!

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