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Dec 8, 2012 08:41 AM

I think im getting truffle oil for christmas! What should i make?

Pretty sure its white truffle oil. In the past I've really enjoyed it in potato salad and aioli on burgers, but I've never cooked with it myself.

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  1. I'm not sure! I'm not fond of the oil, but I do love truffle butter and fluffy scrambled eggs!

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    1. I like to use it on salad myself, or tomato or mozz. I don't actually cook with it, just use it for finishing.

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      1. re: coll

        Yes, I should have said "What should I put it on" since as I understand cooking with destroys the flavor. Great ideas thanks!

      2. Do you know that truffle oil has no truffles in it. It's just oil with a chemical in it.

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        1. re: JMF

          I've had some real truffle oil that was made by a boutique in Brooklyn and it was real truffles, even had shavings on the bottom of the bottle. Don't know if they're around anymore though, not a usual purchase for me!

            1. re: JMF

              That's not true of ALL truffle oils by any means. There are quite a few quality ones out there, just like any other "gourmet" product.

              1. re: Bacardi1

                Maybe some, but I've never heard of any. From what I've read you can't really infuse truffles into oil and have the flavor stay fixed for any length of time. Like not long enough to get it to the customers. The aroma evaporates very quickly. Hey, if you can show me some real truffle oil, that has real depth and complexity, I'd buy it.



            2. Oh, right, I had a tiny bottle that I rec'd as a gift years ago and I would put it on popcorn. Fun snack :)

              1. i think it would be good on fries and popcorn

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                1. re: calmossimo

                  It is - on both counts. Especially the authentic stuff which is very difficult to come by.

                  1. re: chefathome

                    yup. and drizzled over mushroom duxelles with goat cheese on toast.

                    1. re: hotoynoodle

                      Exactly. That is pretty much the definition of perfection. Well, except for shaved white truffles which is the ultimate.