Freshly shaved truffles are one of those luxury items that just screams “This is for rich people only.” Priced from hundreds to thousands of dollars a pound, depending on the species, these musky mushrooms do not make for an affordable meal. But us financially impaired people appreciate good food, too. So in the tradition of Cubic Zirconia, knock-off designer handbags, and generic antidepressants, lets stock our pantries with truffle salt and truffle oil and tell rich people that we don’t need their stinking (literally) fungus, shall we?
For under twenty bucks you can get either the earthy oil or the salt and add the delicious depth, earthiness and complexity of truffles to your favorite dishes. We truffle salt our deviled eggs and avocado toasts, and drizzle the oil atop salads and even in our cocktails (see crazy recipe below and picture above).
We’ve gathered a few favorite recipes that use truffle oil and/or salt. It’s sure to have your diners thinking you’re a real funghi. Get it??
Recipes With Truffle Oil
Cauliflower and truffle oil are a match made in pungent heaven. Get the recipe here.
You guys, someone took the perfect sandwich and made it even better with truffle oil. Get the recipe here.
Sophisticated popcorn? What’s next, sophisticated corn on the cob? Get the recipe here
Ermahgerd! Sophisticated corn on the cob! Get the recipe here
The earthiness of the root veggies is a wonderful pair with the umami of the truffle. Why can’t everything that comes out of the dirt be this delicious? Get the recipe here
Yeah, we made a cocktail with truffle oil. Also with garlic. And an anchovy. We’re sorry. Kinda. Not really. Get the recipe here
Simple. Perfect. Easy. Get the recipe here
Yo Dawg, I herd you like mushrooms, so I put a mushroom in your mushroom so you can fungi while you fungi. Get the recipe here
Caramel with your truffle salt? Yeah, we herd you liked that, too. Also bacon. Get the recipe here
This recipe is on a website dedicated solely to salt, so you know they know there sh*t, err, salt. Get the recipe here
So simple, yet so delicious. This dish is more than the sum of its parts. Get the recipe here
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are best friends who met outside a tragically hip dive bar in Los Angeles. Together, they created the cocktail abomination called the McNuggetini. You can find them on Cooking Channel stirring up Drinks with Alie and Georgia, getting schooled on Classy Ladies and devouring desserts for Unique Sweets. Find out more about them here.