1 Truffle, 5 Ways
Gippsland Truffle grower, Noel Fitzpatrick shares his favourite ways to
make 5 meals out of just 1 truffle.
- Jun 20, 2017
With some careful planning one truffle can reward you with a multitude of meals. Expert truffle grower, Noel Fitzpatrick, advises that a 30g truffle is enough to make a beautiful dinner for four, plus give you many more meals in the form of truffle infused butter, salt, eggs and cheese.
Here are Noel’s favourite ways to make one truffle go the distance:
1.Truffle Infused Eggs
The porous shells of eggs are perfect for absorbing and transferring truffle aroma and flavour into the egg yolk. Store fresh truffle and eggs together in an airtight container in the fridge for 23 days.
The eggs can then be used to make omelettes, frittatas or scrambled eggs.
2. Truffle Butter
Take a 250g pack of organic butter and allow to soften at room temperature. Once malleable place it onto a piece of baking paper and grate a few grams of fresh truffle over the top. Knead until combined and shape into a log. Wrap tightly in baking paper, secure ends and place in the freezer. Whenever you want to add truffle flavours to a dish simply slice off a piece of the butter.
Truffle butter is fantastic on steak and makes a truly decadent cheese toastie. Truffle butter will last for up to 6 months in the freezer.
3. Truffle Salt
Place 100g of good quality rock or sea salt into a bowl. Shave over 23g of fresh truffle and combine. Store in an airtight jar or container.
This is the ultimate seasoning and can be sprinkled onto meats, eggs, pasta, vegetables and salads for a lovely hint of earthy, truffle flavour. Truffle salt is best used within 3 months as the aromatics will diminish over time.
4. Truffle Infused Brie
Take a piece of good quality brie and cut it horizontally in half like a sandwich, then shave a 23g layer of fresh truffle over the base. Wrap the cheese tightly in clingfilm and store in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving.
The musky truffle aroma will completely permeate the cheese. This makes a show stopping addition to a cheese plate and pares beautifully with crusty bread, honeyed walnuts and dried fruit.
5. Truffle Pasta
There is nothing quite like the sublime combination of pasta, cheese and fresh truffle. Noel has kindly shared his recipe Ravioli with Truffle and Walnut Cream Sauce. Follow the link for the full recipe.
Try new season black truffles today:
● Truffle Harvest Gippsland