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Jan 10, 2012 09:12 AM

Ideas for cooking with white truffle oil

Received some white truffle oil of mediocre quality. Not terrible, just now what I'd prefer to use. Now the question is how to put it to best use. Since I also received some handmade pasta I'll be doing a pasta carbonara w/ and infusion of white truffle oil. Anyone have any other ideas how to maximize this ingredient?

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  1. Even of mediocre quality, you probably still don't want to waste it in cooking, since that kills whatever flavor there is. But perhaps you could use it as a traditional drizzle but with strongly flavored foods, so that the meal doesn't rest on its weak shoulders. Like perhaps a baked brie topped with sauteed mushrooms and a drizzle of truffle oil? A sausage and mushroom ragu? Maybe even a pizza?

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    1. re: katecm

      I routinely use it on pizza, just a drizzle on top about a minute after the pie comes out of the oven. It's also good over grilled asparagus

    2. My favorite is used on a zucchini and pecorino salad. The recipe for it, and many others is here.

      1. How about drizzled on top of some softly scrambled eggs.

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        1. re: ctfoodie

          that's what i was going to suggest. eggs work well. also as a top of asparagus its pretty good. i haven't found much use for it either.

        2. I use my more mediocre truffle oil for either : 1) duxelles,I freeze them in ice cube trays or 2) I put a few drops in a zip lock bag with some pita chips or light flavored butter crackers to make "truffle crackers". I eat these with cheese and wine as apps a few nights per week.

          You don't need quality truffle oil for either of these applications.

          1. Great with roasted potatoes. and I cook with my truffle-infused olive oil, and it's great.