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What to make with truffle butter?

berna Dec 4, 2009 01:23 PM

I have 4oz white truffle butter and don't know what I should make with it. I don't want to make truffled mashed potatoes, but I was thinking maybe gnocchi or a great pasta dish. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    jcrimbaud RE: berna Dec 4, 2009 01:35 PM

    I've used it with scrambled eggs - a little on top after they're cooked. I haven't tried it for anything else...yet.

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      rainey RE: berna Dec 4, 2009 03:36 PM

      Mashed potatoes is my favorite. It's a simple, hardy base that really lets the truffle flavor take center stage. Pasta too.

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        Kelli2006 RE: berna Dec 4, 2009 05:09 PM

        Make hollandaise with it.

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          rainey RE: Kelli2006 Dec 4, 2009 06:51 PM

          Excellent thought. I've never considered that but I'm salivating even thinking about it!

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          JudiAU RE: berna Dec 4, 2009 07:43 PM

          I like it in scrambled or shirred eggs.

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            SpareRib RE: berna Dec 5, 2009 08:35 AM

            Aside from what has already been mentioned, I like a dab of it on top of a nicely grilled steak. I will also use it as a butter "finish" for pan sauces.

            1. AndrewK512 RE: berna Dec 5, 2009 08:37 PM

              You could stir it in to a basic risotto. I did that just a few hours ago with oregon truffle butter, it was really delicious.

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                egging RE: berna Dec 5, 2009 08:47 PM

                My favorite burger stand does a truffle french fry--homemade fries lightly coated with the truffle butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Yum!

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                  SpareRib RE: egging Dec 7, 2009 12:43 PM

                  egging, your recipe got me motivated to make some truffle fries for myself at the weekend, but when I went to get my truffle butter out of the fridge I realized that I had run out. Too late to go to the store to get some I melted a little regular butter, tossed my fries in that and then hit them with a little truffle salt and grated parm. It turned out great. Ate all my fries and left my steak! Thanks for the idea.

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                    egging RE: SpareRib Dec 7, 2009 04:52 PM

                    Glad it turned out so well!

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                    TheWinechick RE: egging Dec 11, 2009 05:31 AM

                    where is this stand?

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                      egging RE: TheWinechick Dec 15, 2009 06:01 PM

                      Dempsey's Pub in Lawrence, Kansas. If you're ever in Lawrence, the truffle fries are worth the visit! http://www.theburgerstand.com/

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                    rainey RE: berna Dec 7, 2009 04:41 PM

                    I just had truffle butter and chopped parsley on tender homemade noodles. Yum, she said modestly.

                    1. maria lorraine RE: berna Dec 7, 2009 08:11 PM

                      Popcorn. Serve with bubbly.

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                        TheWinechick RE: berna Dec 11, 2009 05:30 AM

                        Last weekend I made the best scrambled eggs ever. I used the truffle butter to coat the pan instead of cooking spray. The eggs came out amazing with such a great truffle flavor. I also love using it when making mac and cheese.

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                          dofuss RE: berna Dec 11, 2009 05:38 AM

                          What is truffle butter? Can you make it or must you buy?

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                            SpareRib RE: dofuss Dec 11, 2009 03:56 PM

                            It's basically justy truffle shavings/chips folded into butter. You can get black or white truffle varieties. I guess you could make it yourself with fresh truffles but fresh truffles are generally more difficult to find, especially out of season, than truffle butter which you can purchase from Wegmans, Balducci's, and even some Harris Teeter stores year-round.

                            As you can see from this threat, the butter addes a touch of luxory to a variety of dishes.

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                              rainey RE: SpareRib Dec 11, 2009 06:59 PM

                              And I think the fat of the butter delivers the flavor really well. I mean some foods are electrified by acid and some by fat. Without knowing exactly, it would be my hunch that truffles are a fat-friendly food.

                              If anyone in LA is looking for truffles, truffle oil or truffle butter Epicure Imports in No. Hollywood is doing their open warehouse sale next weekend 12/18 & 19.

                          2. NickMontreal RE: berna Dec 11, 2009 05:49 AM

                            Make a nice hollandaise with it and serve over poached eggs, or vegetables (e.g. asparagus).

                            Note - you may want to consider using half truffle butter, half regular butter so that the truffle flavour isn't too overpowering...

                            Also would be a nice compliment to a good steak. Just a bit of butter melted on top... Yum.

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