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Ideas for cooking with white truffle oil

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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.

      http://www.food52.com/recipes/search?...

      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.