ask the nutritionist: what to do with truffle oil

Last Christmas I picked up a bottle of truffle oil for my Mom. Apparently I thought she wanted or desperately needed it like I do. We are now nearing October and I doubt the truffle oil has even been opened (the horror, I know!) and so the question arose – what do I do with truffle oil?

I will start by saying that the tiny, but expensive bottles of truffle oil really do last longer than they look like they might.  The flavor is strong, so typically a few drops is enough and chances are you aren’t going to use it everyday, so if you’ve ever been tempted to pick it up, my recommendation is to get it. You can thank me later.

Ideas for Truffle Oil:

  • drizzle on popcorn
  • drizzle over fries with parmesan cheese
  • mixed into mashed potatoes
  • mushroom pizza (saute mushrooms and finish with truffle oil)
  • scrambled eggs
  • on burgers (truffle burger with brie cheese on an english muffin)
  • homemade mac & cheese

Recipes for Truffle Oil:

Wild Mushroom & Truffled Brie

Truffled Deviled Eggs

Truffled Pasta with Spinach

Mushroom Pâté

Navy Bean & Artichoke Salad

Pan Fried Thyme Potatoes with Baked Eggs & Truffle Oil (from Eating for England)

Do you have truffle oil? What do you use it on?

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for including my potatoes!! It really was super delicious. I love your other ideas for using it – especially mixing it into mashed potatoes or having it on popcorn! Woah.

  2. says

    I’ve seen this stuff on the shelves a lot lately. I don’t pick it up because the bottle is so small and I really didn’t know what to do with it.

    Thanks for the tips! I might just have to check it out more closely the next time I’m in the grocery store.

  3. says

    I just started using truffle oil…shame I know! Last time I used it was to finish off some steak medallions that were lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. It was awesome. I love all your ideas!

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