What exactly does truffle salt taste like anyway? Truffle salt will taste very much like all the truffles which they contain, but even stronger. Truffle taste is usually described as intense earthy garlic with an undertone of sweetness, although there are other species of truffle that can give very different flavors. You will find the classic white truffle salt in all the fancy gift shops and specialty groceries, but you can also buy the black or golden variety if you would prefer.
Traditionally, truffle salt is made by boiling the seeds and desiccating them. This process leaves behind large crystals of sulfuric acid, which is what gives truffle its characteristic flavor. In many ways, this is sort of like the way wine is made. The grapes are fermented and then fermented some more, and then distilled to produce alcohol. It then goes through a long process of being crushed and then filtered and dried to make the wine.
The great thing about the black truffle salt is that it is made from the very best grapes in the world, which are actually kept on the farm where they are cultivated. The grapes are harvested when they are still green and sweetest, allowing for the highest quality flavor. There is also a distinct buttery flavor that cannot be found in any other type of salt. Most people describe it as a nutty or even a sweetish flavor. If you are looking for a good way to add a little something to your food, then this is it.
There are two common ways to cook with truffle salt. The first is to use it as a flavoring for your food, either in the form of sprinkles on top of your favorite bread and crackers, or as a topping on baked potatoes, or rice. You can also put it on your food in the form of sprinkles on top of everything from your veggies to your meats. This makes a great addition to soups, stews, and even hearty chili. Because it adds such a rich flavor, it works well with many different types of sauces, like those containing garlic and bacon fat.
Another way to enjoy truffle salt is in the form of a glaze. Rather than using a traditional salt spray, you can add the truffle salt spray to your dry ingredients before coating them. Glazes also work well with fish, especially whitefish. The glaze works as a finishing salt on a fillet of fish to bring out its flavor and to keep it moist. This finishing salt is often used in conjunction with other seasonings to enhance the flavor.
For a delicious breakfast treat that comes to you just a few minutes after waking up, you can always make truffle salt scrambled eggs! Just prepare the eggs, milk, and truffle salt and get started. You can place the eggs in a nonstick frying pan and heat to render the yolks and whites. When the egg whites are done, add the milk and blend together until smooth and creamy.
To make this an even better treat, you can sprinkle some black truffle salt over the eggs. Then take your blender and grind the yolks and whites to achieve the best texture. If you do not have a blender, you can also puree the mixture with a hand grinder. Then, just heat it up on the stove and add your favorite extra ingredients. Once you are sure the mixture is heated through, just sprinkle a little bit of black truffle salt over the finished product and you are all set!
If you are in need of something different for a Father's Day gift, truffle salt and popcorn are a great option! You can get a box of assorted flavors or just one flavor of your choice and have your gift be unique to you. Whatever your preference, I am sure your significant man will appreciate it!