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velvetdc1 Feb 18, 2011 08:29 AM

Hi all, I was just given a jar of Dean & DeLuca's black truffle salt and wanted ideas on what I can do with it. I spent some time looking at past discussions and they invariable become debates on the merits of different salts, oils, regions, kinds of truffles, etc. I found that interesting but am much interested in recipes, uses, and flavors that work with black truffle salt in particular. Any ideas?

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  1. Phurstluv RE: velvetdc1 Feb 18, 2011 10:12 AM

    Sounds like it's more of a finishing salt, than one you would cook with. I too was given four jars of different salts from D&D, but not the black truffle one, darn!

    I would add it to cooked potatoes, pasta, steamed veggies, scrambled eggs. Anything that is prepared rather simply, so as not to mask the subtle flavor & aroma of the black truffle. Enjoy it!

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    1. re: Phurstluv
      tommy RE: Phurstluv Feb 18, 2011 01:20 PM

      It's all about the scrambled eggs for me too with this stuff. And I don't even like fake truffle stuff!

    2. chefathome RE: velvetdc1 Feb 18, 2011 12:38 PM

      I always have some on hand and use it mainly on egg dishes and fries. As Phurstluv suggested I also use it on steamed, grilled or roasted veg. Oh, another yummy thing is to sprinkle it on grilled bread that has been drizzled with olive oil.

      1. kennybobenny RE: velvetdc1 Mar 4, 2011 08:40 PM

        grilled cheese sandwiches! . seriously, i would opt for milder chesses , versus anything funky or fancy for that matter. A gruyere, or even a deli cheese ... swiss, provolone, munster. use olive oil instead of butter . actually butter would probably would work fine , just use unsalted.

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          kennybobenny RE: kennybobenny Mar 4, 2011 08:44 PM

          just remembered this as well , arugula, pecorino ,lemon juice,tomatoes (beefsteak) and truffle salt to taste with olive oil is delicious , and i prefer that to truffle oil because its very easy to over do the oil and a majority of truffle oil available at 'normal' places aren't even made with real truffle by product.

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            TheHuntress RE: kennybobenny Mar 4, 2011 11:04 PM

            I love it on really soft boiled eggs - the kind where the yolk is completely runny. Delicious.

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