7 Ways to Incorporate Truffles

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7 Ways to Incorporate Truffles

Truffles are underground mushrooms that are harvested using trained dogs or pigs that sniff out the distinct aroma. They are usually found in European forests due to the optimal growing conditions; European red soil and rainy summers lend truffles their signature, earthy flavor. The two main varieties are the French black truffle and the Italian white truffle.

Since they’re so hard to come by, truffles are known as one of the most expensive ingredients in the world, retailing at around $1,000 a pound. But thanks to some culinary geniuses, you don’t have to break your wallet to get your hands on these babies. Truffles can be made into oils or salts, both of which are sold in stores for reasonable prices. Here are some innovative ways to spice up an otherwise plain dish using truffles.

1. Truffle Scrambled Eggs
Photo courtesy of Life Ambrosia

Photo courtesy of Life Ambrosia

Find the recipe here.

2. Truffle Seared Scallops
Weathervane Scallops

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Find the recipe here.

3. Truffle Mac and Cheese
Photo courtesy of Life Ambrosia

Photo courtesy of Life Ambrosia

Find the recipe here.

4. Truffle Butter
lavender honey + black truffle parmesan.

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Find the recipe here.

5. Truffle Fries
Photo courtesy of Jenny Steffens

Photo courtesy of Jenny Steffens

Find the recipe here. 

6. Truffle Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potato with Truffle Salt

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Find the recipe here.

7. Truffle Popcorn
Parmesan Truffle Popcorn

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Find the recipe here.

Next time you’re in the kitchen whipping up your signature dish, try adding some truffles for a new take. You won’t regret it.

 

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