Scrambled Eggs with White Truffle

Submitted by John on Thu, 11/25/2021 - 15:39

"Scrambled Eggs with White Truffle"This classic combination is amazing, and amazingly expensive!

I happened upon an opportunity to buy some white truffles in season from Alma Gourmet at a time when I had some extra cash to blow on an extravagance. I had read about and heard about white truffles, but I had never had the opportunity to try them myself, so I grabbed the opportunity, even though it was $295 for a one-ounce truffle. At least the shipping was free!

We tried them three ways: shaved over scrambled eggs, shaved and mixed into the eggs to absorb the flavor, and shaved over pasta with butter and cheese, the way Richmond had enjoyed it at a memorable culinary experience in Venice. This was my favorite way to enjoy them.

0 Servings
Preparation time
4 hours
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
4 hours, 5 minutes
  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Shave the truffle into the eggs and stir well.
  3. Let the eggs absorb the truffle essence in the refrigerator for 4 hours or more.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan until the foam subsides and it smells fragrant.
  5. Scramble the eggs over low heat, letting them set on the bottom before turning. Lower heat is better for the truffles.
  6. Serve hot.

White truffles are at their best with rich buttery or oily dishes. Do not overcook them; heat degrades their flavor.