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Jan 27, 2009 09:13 AM

How do you use white truffle oil?

I received a bottle of white truffle oil. I have one recipe that calls for it, but I want to be sure that I don't waste it. In what ways do you use it? Thanks for the help!

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  1. I mix a little (very little) with honey and drizzle it over granny apple slices with brie and candied walnuts. You can also make a salad dressing out of it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey.

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    1. Add a splash over pasta or gnocci.

      The trick is not to "cook" with it--the high heat will destroy the flavor. Drizzle it over a prepared dish just before it goes to table.

      Really, you can put it on just about anything and it will be delicious. Truffle oil is wonderful.

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      1. re: aravenel

        "The trick is not to "cook" with it . . . ."

        Not sure I agree with that. I make a compound porcini butter with a bit of truffle oil, smear it on scallops or fish fillets, and either bake or put them under the broiler. The truffle oil flavor isn't destroyed in the least.

        1. re: aravenel

          Drizle it over hot french fries or mini fried risotto balls.

        2. A single drop in scrambled eggs or a Swiss cheese omelet. In cheese souffle. In vinaigrette. In mash potatoes.

          Remember, it can be very strong, almost with an overwhelming "petrol" smell- so take it easy.

          1. I put it over risotto but I've heard it's fabulous over popcorn.

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            1. re: GenieinTX

              It IS fabulous over popcorn. I pour a little into my melted-but-somewhat-cooled butter, then toss with grated parmesan cheese. My favorite snack.

              1. re: mirage

                mirage, I just tried truffle oil on popcorn-WOW! What a winner!

                1. re: HillJ

                  Sometimes I squish a clove of garlic into the butter/oil, too!

                  1. re: mirage

                    mirage, have you tried a tiny splash of hot chili oil? or basil oil? on popcorn?

            2. Drizzle on roasted potatoes or a fresh baguette.