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Truffle Oil

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by nickg, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. nickg


    Jan 16, 2002
    i've seen a lot of chefs touting the great taste of truffle oil. i see it in the store all the time and just haven't gotten around to buying any yet. it's not cheap though - a very small (maybe 6-8 oz. or so) bottle cost around $10.99.

    this is for "black" truffle oil. i know "white" truffles are EXTREMELY expensive, something like $1000.00 a pound (maybe it's the other way around, but i can't remember for sure)!! ;P ;P ;P

    anyone try it before? does it really enhance the flavor of your salads and other dishes?
  2. Glockerel

    Glockerel Got Mojo?

    Maybe it's just me, but I hated it. I love mushrooms, pick morels; you name it I eat it. Truffle oil, to me, tasted like strong mold. I got mine free when I ran an italian deli. It was white truffle oil. ICK!

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    You're suppose to use just a bit of the truffle oil to improve the flavor. Too much is nasty.
  4. Shoeless

    Shoeless Gun Totin' Girl

    Nov 25, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Truffle oil is wooooonderful but it's an acquired taste for sure. I used to hate it. I thought it tasted like a combination of garlic, onions and dirt. But somehow, I aquired a taste for it and now I love it.

    BUT use it sparingly. It can be overwhelming if you're not careful. :)

  5. MrsKitty


    Mar 23, 2003
    Shoeless, you have just convinced me to try it!

    Anything that tastes like garlic and onions has to be good;e
  6. saluki9


    Mar 3, 2003
    One thing to consider, since truffles have become the "in" thing there is a lot of fake truffle oil on the market. Make sure you get it from a reputable source (Dean & Deluca) is my choice. A lot of people have been turned off by the fake stuff, some of it is pretty gross.

    Now, fresh truffles... That's heaven