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White truffle oil

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I bought some white truffle oil on a recent trip to Florence, I have used it in a few simple pasta dishes and in risottos but am looking for other ways to use it, can anyone suggest anything/

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Be careful when using it as it can hijack the dish. Anthony Bourdain refers to it as the ketchup of the middle classes, which gives some idea of the effect it can have on food and how it can be overused.

In addition to the dishes you have mentioned, I use it in mushroom dishes (particularly porcini) as it complements and intensifies the earthy flavours. Try it with asparagus dishes, goat's cheese, in mashed potato, as a contrast to the sweetness of scallops, or in a flavoured butter for steak (serve it with mushrooms to give the complement). It also goes well with eggs poached, fried and omelettes.


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Great suggestions - i will try it with more mushroom dishes, maybe adding a touch to a mushroom duxelle, I like the idea of a little in mashed potato and i think the truffled eggs tomorrow have just become my breakfast!

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I added a touch to scrambled eggs with salty bacon on a muffin for breakfast - absolutely amazing! Trufled mashed potato will certainl be next :)

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