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What to do with a black truffle?

jeff_in_redmond Dec 5, 2009 01:11 PM

I do a big Christmas brunch for my family, and I have a bee in my bonnet to buy a black truffle from a local merchant and cook with it (because it sounds delicious, but also to impress my sister-in-law :)

They are nice, fragrant black truffles from Oregon, and I'm hoping to incorporate something that will go well at brunch. I know I could cook it in eggs, but I'm looking for something more exciting.

The same merchant also has little white truffles from Oregon as well. So, I could go either way.

I'm serving sausages, bacon, french toast, salmon, etc.

  1. MMRuth Dec 12, 2010 05:36 AM

    Fontina cheese and black truffles go nicely together -- there is a restaurant here in NY that makes the loveliest little dish with a poached egg, bread, melted fontina and black truffles.

    As an aside, I much prefer the black Oregon truffles to the white ones.

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      dandy985 Dec 5, 2009 01:52 PM

      I have had soft scrambled eggs with little shrimp served with toasted baguette rounds
      spread with unsalted butter and chopped/shaved truffles. Simply Sublime.

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      1. re: dandy985
        rruzza Dec 12, 2010 05:04 AM

        i bought some italian black truffles in november. are thye supposed to feel wet when slicing or shaving them? made a pasta last night (oil butter salt) and and did dot get much flavor?

        any ideas?

      2. bermudagourmetgoddess Dec 5, 2009 01:26 PM

        Truffled grits with a poached egg would be nice

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        1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess
          c oliver Dec 22, 2009 08:15 PM

          Oh, yes!

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