Truffle Salt is a new popular concoction created by blending pieces of black or white truffle with dry white or yellow table salt. While still tightly sealed in a plastic container, the fragrance permeates the salty salt, providing an earthy, almost flowery flavor all enjoy and know. When mixed with water, it makes a great flavored dumpling sauce or a wonderful accompaniment to grilled meats. In fact, it is now being served as an appetizer at fine dining establishments, as well as being featured on many fine wine lists.
But how does black truffle salt taste like mushrooms? There is no doubt that the unique taste has captivated many, as with many things that have been created in the kitchens of men. I like to compare truffle salt to fine Swiss chocolates in that they are both very rich in content, but still manage to maintain their distinct flavors. While there may be similarities in how they are both created, it is the distinctive flavor that gives them each their distinct identities.
Swiss Chocolates vs. Truffle Salt If we were to go by pure taste, then I would say that the Swiss Chocolates would take the lead. However, we cannot discount the fact that the Swiss Chocolates come from a harder texture, such as Eggs or Whole Eggs. Therefore, in order to compensate for the hardness of the shell, the manufacturing process uses additional baking powder to create a soft consistency, which is what gives the chocolate its creamy, smooth texture. However, if we were to look at truffle salt specifically, then we would find that it is made up of much less flour and much more mineral content, such as Calcium Carbonate. The crystals within the salt give it a very unique, nutty, and creamy taste.
So, if you are a purist and believe in only using real chocolate, then you should stick with Eggs or whole Eggs. If you like truffles, then you can use truffle salt. It will not replace them, but it will enhance the experience that you get from eating them. When it comes to this debate, no one is really sure what exactly makes truffles so special.
Truffle Oil vs. Black Truffle Salt When we talk about truffles, you always seem to assume that they are made only of eggs. But, you might want to think again. In the past, truffles were made from apricots, pears, peaches, or even almonds but, today, you can get black truffle salt in the market that will replace those heavy-duty ingredients. Therefore, in order to get the real flavor, you should always include black truffle salt in your meal.
For example, this morning I had some black truffles for breakfast. I ate them just like the night before. Then, I realized that they were actually quite good and unique. This little bit of information gave me the inspiration to make some of my own recipes with truffle salt. The secret is to buy high-quality black truffles from reputable stores.
As for the rest of the meal, I used steak, vegetables like broccoli and tomatoes, and, of course, scrambled eggs. You can always use regular salt for the vegetables, but I prefer to have truffle salt for flavoring instead. It's a nice twist on a normal meal and definitely something you might want to try.
There are many other types of toppings you can add. Most people like to have a little bit of cream cheese on their eggs, but I also like to have some caramel on top. You could also have walnuts or macadamia nuts drizzled over the top. These are just a few ideas for an array of great ways you can make popcorn using truffle salt.