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?

9 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    This might be a foodie sin but I HATE truffle oil, the smell, the taste. Just ick. I actually wish I liked it.


  2. Alex @ IEatAsphalt
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    I had truffle oil mixed with honey and served with hard cheese and apples. It was incredible! I can’t do it in large concentrations but definitely like it mellowed out with a contrasting flavor.


  3. Angharad
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    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.


  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    I wish I had truffle oil! I would use it drizzled over pizza or flatbread and in sauteed shitake mushrooms…I could go on and on.


    • Emily
      Sep 30, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

      You would have loved this dish we just had – scallops over sauteed shitakes with truffle oil :) Just your style!!


  5. Tracey
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    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.


  6. erica
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    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!


  7. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    Oooh, on popcorn, what a great idea! I also love it on scrambled eggs, or drizzled, along with some honey, over drunken goat cheese. Yum!


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