Just bought my very first truffle!!!
- c oliver Apr 18, 2009 02:51 PM
I went to our Saturday Growers Market this morning and the Mushroom Man had some small black truffles. Last week he only had one and it was pre-sold for $75! This one was only $5 and is perhaps an inch in diameter and was grown here in So. Oregon. I confessed my truffle virginity to him and he gave me two suggestions:
--- cut the truffle in half and take one half and mince it finely. Lightly scramble four or so eggs in a bowl, put the minced truffles in and refrigerate overnight. The truffles will infuse their flavor into the eggs. Scrambled very softly (I call it ala Karl S). That's it.
--- the other half he suggested shaving it. He uses a vegetable peeler even though he owns a truffle peeler. Said his wife cut herself badly :) Then make an Alfredo sauce, serve with pasta and truffles.
Anybody have any additional suggestions? I'm planning on budgetting $5/wk for this little extravangance.
C Oliver, I meant to add- make truffle butter!!!! horray, so delicious!shave the truffle, mix with softened butter, roll up into a little log and wrap in plastic wrap. What a treat to have in the fridge- a great thing to add to potato au gratin.
Roast a chicken with slices of truffle tucked under the skin before you roast it, just make small slices in the skin and tuck in the slices of truffle. Yum!