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Old 04-11-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hiya!

So, we went to some friends for dinner last night, and the salad was served with truffle oil as the dressing. We loved it!

While looking online today, we discovered that some truffle oils are not made with truffles at all.

Can anyone recommend a good truffle oil? One that actually contains truffles?

Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Truffles are extremely expensive, so you will almost never find real truffle oil at the supermarkets. Most people use an olive oil/truffle mix, which is probably what your friend was using. Check out this article.

Thinking about Truffle Oil: Should you Buy it?
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hilarious, M, that's the article that I read this morning which prompted me to post the question here!

I stand corrected: I'm looking for good brand of olive oil/truffle mix. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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While I'm not a fan, a friend of mine who is highly recommends this one. I've never tried it, so I can't comment!



Or, you can take Artie out in the woods and pick some yourself!
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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While I'm not a fan, a friend of mine who is highly recommends this one. I've never tried it, so I can't comment!



Or, you can take Artie out in the woods and pick some yourself!
There's just a red X where the picture should be. Wuz da name?
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Sorry! Here's the site:

Italian White Truffle Oil and Salt - Sur La Table
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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Default Truffle Oil

Ok...who uses it?
Which brand do you love?
How & on what do you use it?
My latest obsession, can't wait to hear from all of you.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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It's great on popcorn with some smoked sea salt. I also like it on wild mushroom pizza and shrimp risotto.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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That stuff is vile - I used it once then tossed it. However, I do like fresh truffles.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Okay, I can help with this one.

If you want a heavier truffle flavor, look for black truffle oil. I like the one from Truffle Hunter.

For a milder taste, look for white truffle oil. Urbani makes a pretty good one.

Don't bother with the one from Trader Joe's - it's nearly tasteless. Also remember that any of these oils will lose flavor as they age. Store it in a cool, dark place, NOT near your stove or oven. Do not refrigerate it. Do not cook with it. Consider it a finishing oil, but Don't overdo it. Just a few drops will do the trick.

For the poster who said they like truffles but the oil tasted "vile", I'd bet the oil was so old that it became rancid.

I use it in many dishes where I might add butter or olive oil at the end of the dish. Salad dressings, of course. But it's great with mashed potatoes, or even on a baked potato. Certain vegetables pair very nicely with it, particularly asparagus and green beans. Pour a bit on prosciutto. Great with anything that contains mushrooms (stew, soups, roasted mushrooms). Pasta, polenta and risotto. Pairs nicely with eggs. Truffled french fries (add a little Parmesan cheese and you've got a wow factor you wouldn't believe) or popcorn. Some people like it with fish and lamb (I don't).
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