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Ingredient Spotlight: White Truffle Oil

White Truffle Oil

“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!

Photo Courtesy of the Oregon Truffle Festival

Photo Courtesy of the Oregon Truffle Festival

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!

Truffle Baked Penne Alfredo

Roasted Cauliflower with Truffle Oil

Truffled Potato Skins

Truffled Mac and Cheese

20 comments on “Ingredient Spotlight: White Truffle Oil

  1. lulu
    April 18, 2013

    Like you, I find having a bit of truffle oil in the pantry is a wonderful way to add special flavor to food.

  2. lavenderloafers
    April 18, 2013

    Looks so delicious! But I think I’ve never tried it:)

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 19, 2013

      Thank you! It really is a wonderful oil and worth trying. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    April 18, 2013

    I’ve never used this oil before. How long is the shelf life?? I want to try it when we are settled.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 19, 2013

      I really think you’d like it Cynthia! I would say shelf life is a good six months. Just make sure that it stays in the fridge when not in use.

  4. On all the cooking shows, this is what they all talk about…now you♥ I guess I better go out and buy some. Thanks for the information…so I now know what to do.

  5. the Painted Apron
    April 18, 2013

    I definitely want to get some, what is the shelf life in the fridge?

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 19, 2013

      I really think you’d like it Jenna. I would say you can leave it in the fridge for a good six months or so.

    • alexisharrow
      April 23, 2013

      Ciao! The shelf life for truffle oil depends on what you get, if you get the most common type of truffle oil that is only synthetic then the shelf life will last considerably longer however if you find the rare but available real truffle oil then you can be looking at around one month.

      I intern at a truffle company in Italy

      I hope you find the perfect match to your dish!

      • Green Door Hospitality
        April 23, 2013

        Thanks so much for your comment and sharing this information!
        And thanks for stopping by!

  6. leaner by the lake
    April 18, 2013

    Never heard of this before! Will be on the lookout for some to add to our kitchen!

  7. Love white truffle oil! I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I used it on a sandwich once and it made it DE-licious.

  8. gentlestitches
    April 19, 2013

    I loved baked veg and hadn’t heard of this oil. Must give it a try.

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