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Nov 29, 2007 04:20 PM

How would you use Truffle Butter?

I recently just bought some truffle butter and was wondering if anyone had ideas or recipes that would utilize it well. how can i use it to make someone go "wow!"?

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  1. White or black?

    Hum, so many ways...this season, I think in a risotto, melted over Cauliflower or brussle sprouts.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Quine

      black truffle butter- just bought it at costco. any ideas featuring it in a main dish, meat or pasta?

      1. re: liveloveat34

        I just used some stirred into mashed potatoes tonight:

        I always have some in the freezer. Some of the ways I use it - as a secret ingredient in hamburgers (putting a slice in the middle), melted on top of a grilled steak, in pan sauces for chicken or beef, to butter grilled cheese sandwiches, tossed with vegetables like crisp green beans or roasted asparagus, or as an addition to any recipe with mushrooms, including pasta dishes, stuffed mushrooms. or sauces.

        As HeatherMB mentions, it's delicious with eggs too:

        1. re: Rubee

          I was going to mention the grilled cheese sandwich (especially for a sandwich made with gruyere!) but thought it might just be me and my truffle addiction!

          I was recently thinking of ways to "truffle-up" my Hanukah latkes...truffle butter might be the way!

          1. re: heathermb

            Truffled latkes, WOW.

            When we were doing the Zuni cookbook, I made grilled cheese sandwiches with sage and "Boschetto al Tartufo Bianchetto" (a cow and sheeps' milk cheese with shavings of white truffle). Amazing.


    2. some ideas that come to my mind:

      on scrambled eggs
      on risotto as quine suggested
      on a nice grilled salmon fillet
      on a sizzling skirt or flank steak
      in mashed potatoes

      1. I'm eating some truffle butter right now on top of fresh bread and it's delicious.

        1. liveloveeat34 -- I see that this post is pretty old and just got bumped up. Was wondering how that truffle butter was! My dad also bought some at Costco a couple months ago, but I never ended up trying it (I don't live with my parents). I've actually never had truffles before, so if this product was good, maybe it'd be a nice way to be introduced to the taste . . . anyway if you're still hounding around, let me know!

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          1. re: operagirl

            hi! sorry i just saw ur post- the truffle butter was really good...def for the price i think its a great way to get a taste of it. it's really a neat change from regular unsalted/salted butter. i would recommend it for sure...let me know what u think!