Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
“Truffles are the elite of fungi and the white truffle is considered by all to be the best.” (The World Encyclopedia of Cooking Ingredients)
Truffles are part of the fungi family. They are very aromatic and flavorful, needing to be matured fully before being harvested. They are prominently found with the aid of trained pigs and dogs. Truffles are extremely expensive and truffle oil has become a popular alternative to actual truffles. Few truffle oils are purely made from truffles, rather they contain odorants from the truffles and are infused with olive oil. But don’t be discouraged because the white truffle oil is still packs a punch and has an intense and intoxicating aroma!
White Truffle Oil is a bit on the expensive side. However, I find it to be a staple in the kitchen and worth the indulgence. Truffle oil is really flavorful and can brightens up a lot of dishes. A little bit goes a long way. In many cases, a few drops will do you. Store the oil in the refrigerator. That will keep it fresh… and then you just remove it about 1/2 hour before needing it so that the oil can go from solid to liquid.
Below are some great dishes from Green Door Hospitality that include White Truffle Oil. Simply click on the image to be taken to recipe!