How Truffle Butter Can Make Your Favorite Foods So Much Better
There’s something funky yet addicting about truffle butter. When you’re out to dinner and you get a whiff of truffle in the air, there’s no question your head turns. While truffle butter might not be on the same level as freshly shaved truffles, it still adds that punch of complex flavor to your favorite foods. Truffle butter tends to be more affordable than truffle oil, if you know where to look.
With a container of truffle butter in your fridge, your sandwiches will never be the same again. Let’s say you want to make an appetizer that’ll seem fancy, but not cut into your budget. Make truffle grilled cheese and cut it up into bite-sized pieces. This grilled cheese is made with two types of mushrooms, shredded fontina cheese, shredded parmesan cheese and Italian parsley. Any time you’re making a sandwich, whether it’s grilled cheese or balsamic-marinated portabello, think about schmearing a little truffle butter on your bread to spice things up.
Whether you’re making spaghetti, risotto, penne or ravioli, truffle butter can turn your plain pasta into something more elaborate. Combine truffle butter with some heavy cream to make something like this pappardelle with a white truffle butter cream sauce, or try making a smoked gouda, bacon and white truffle butter mac and cheese. When cheese and truffle come together it’s always a good time.
If you have a fresh loaf of sourdough, a French baguette or dinner rolls lying around, truffle butter is a no-brainer. It will kick any toast up a notch. You can make truffle butter bruschetta with some caramelized onions and mushrooms on top or brush a little bit of melted truffle butter on your dinner rolls or garlic knots.
You could be scrambling, frying or poaching your eggs and truffle butter will help you out, no matter what style you’re going for. Truffle butter and eggs make a harmonious duo. The rich complexity of the truffle butter compliments the creamy and softness of the eggs.
If you really want to be extra bougie, smuggle some truffle butter into the movie theater for your popcorn. When it’s a choice between fake butter from the machine or your own truffle butter, there’s no contest.
Be prepared to turn some heads even though there’s no law against bringing truffle butter into a movie theater. Here’s a recipe for truffled popcorn with butter, parmesan, parsley and fresh black pepper.