hat is truffle butter? Truffle butter is a compound butter, which means that butter is mixed with another ingredient, in this case, truffles. It can be used to flavor various dishes and enhance recipes, or on its own, spread on bread or crackers. Truffle butter also happens to be incredibly delicious, versatile and addictive.
D’Artagnan truffle butter is made in small batches to exacting specifications from proprietary recipes, ensuring a consistent product with unmatched quality and taste. Both black truffle butter and white truffle butter should be in the refrigerator of every serious home cook.
Cooking with Truffle Butter
It's just butter made better, so use it any way you like to enjoy butter. The simplest way is to slather some softened truffle butter on a fresh slice of bread. For more inspiration, here are our top 12 ideas to get you cooking with truffle butter.
1. Make a Better Burger
Bury a slice of chilled truffle butter in the center of a patty just before searing or grilling – as the butter melts, it will keep the center juicy while the outside develops a flavorful crust.
2. Buttery Steak
Top a perfectly seared steak with a pat of truffle butter to intensify its savory, meaty flavor.
3. Poultry Perfection
Massage softened black truffle butter under the skin of chicken or turkey before roasting for moist flesh with deep flavor, and crisp skin dotted with truffle bits.
4. Pan Sauce
Finish a simple pan sauce with a generous spoon of truffle butter for extra silky mouth-feel and rich, truffle flavor.
5. Best Eggs Ever
Truffle butter and eggs make a harmonious pairing; the pungent truffle flavor complements the rich, creaminess of soft-cooked egg beautifully.
6. Mushroom Magic
A dab of truffle butter echoes the complex, meaty taste of sautéed mushrooms, intensifying their woodsy, nutty flavor.
7. Upgraded Potatoes
Add a knob of truffle butter to mashed potatoes, or toss roasted baby potatoes with truffle butter. Try our Pommes Anna recipe to see how truffle butter transforms the humble potato.
8. Pasta & Rice
Try tossing a scoop of truffle butter with hot pasta or stir into risotto. And it's easy to fancy up your mac and cheese with truffle butter.
9. Va-Va Veggies
Steamed tender-crisp vegetables with a bit of melted truffle butter make for a simple but decadent side dish. Our Truffle Butter Hollandaise Sauce is perfect on asparagus.
10. Picnic Ready
Spread truffle butter on bread, then add fresh salad greens and a pile of paper-thin Jambon de Bayonne for a quick and satisfying tartine - French for open-faced sandwich.
11. Lip-Smacking Sandwich
A crisp ficelle sliced lengthwise, filled with soft truffle butter and salty artisanal dry-cured saucisson sec makes a wonderful sandwich. Grilled cheese made with Gruyere and truffle butter? Bien sur!
12. Snack Attack
Truffle butter popcorn will glam up your movie night at home. Popped in duck fat, this is the ultimate popcorn recipe.