Rant: Enough With The Truffle Oil Already

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truffle_wedgesThe goodness of truffles is revealed to everyone. The truth though is that not everyone cannot afford to buy truffles because they are way expensive. There are alternatives these days for people who want to incorporate truffles in their cooking but cannot spend so much. They can choose from truffle oil, mayonnaise, butter and a lot more. All of these can be added on their meals. Take truffle oil for instance. This oil can be used the way ordinary oil is used. The only difference in this is that the food will be given a new twist. Something that cannot be achieved by just ordinary oil.

There are so many ways in using truffle oil. This oil is good as a finishing touch to meals. Meaning, this oil can be drizzled on a dish. The drizzling is of course done before serving the food. Just make sure to put the oil in a very small amount. Just do not overdo the drizzling part. This oil is not intended for cooking. The flavor of the truffle will be lost if the truffle will be exposed to heat. The thing here is that this oil cannot be used in every dish that you will wish to. There are many uses for this oil; however, there is a limitation.

If you want to enhance the flavor of fresh truffles, then this oil can be used. Going for mild flavor truffles is possible through burgundy and summer truffles. You can drizzle this oil on slices of fresh truffle. You can do such with the use of white black truffle. Aside from this, you can also make truffle oil vinaigrette. In doing this, you need to combine two truffle with lemon juice or vinegar, olive oil, pepper, salt and Dijon mustard. This oil vinaigrette can be used in salads, summer truffles, dried or cured meats as well as hard cheeses.

Apart from the above mentioned ways, you can also use this oil by drizzling it over pasta, polenta, risotto or even potatoes. This is the most common use of truffles. You can perfectly match this oil with pasta polenta, potatoes and even risotto. Pizza with truffle oil is something that you should also try. This oil can be perfect for your pizza crust. This is the best especially for white pizza. This oil can be perfect for your pizza crust. This is the best especially for white pizza. You can also try eggs with truffle oil. The two actually make the perfect pair. You can drizzle the oil over scrambled eggs, or you can also top this with cheese omelet. For most of the time, eggs are combined with fresh truffles. For people who find these fresh truffles expensive, then it would be best to go for the oil instead.

There are many vegetables where this oil is perfect to match. Among these vegetables include sweet potato, cauliflower, asparagus, and corn, yams, squash and even mushroom. Beef Carpaccio is also perfect with this oil.

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