Truffle oil is a hot gift for foodie friends this holiday. It adds flair to egg dishes, starting with these eggs scrambled until creamy over simmering water.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2005
- 8 portobello mushrooms (2lb/1 kg)
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 24 grape tomatoes or other small tomatoes
- 24 cherry tomatoes or other small tomatoes
Truffled Scrambled Eggs:
- 14 eggs
- 1/2 cup 10% cream
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
- 4 teaspoons truffle oil (black or white)
Cut stems from mushrooms; with small spoon, scoop out black gills and discard.
In bowl, stir together oil, garlic, salt and pepper; lightly brush over mushrooms, reserving remaining oil mixture. Place mushrooms, gill side down, on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil 6 inches (15 cm) from heat until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Turn and broil until tender when pierced with tip of knife, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Toss tomatoes with reserved oil mixture; place on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil 6 inches (15 cm) from heat until slightly softened and skins split, about 3 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let mushrooms and tomato mixture cool; cover and refrigerate separately for up to 24 hours. Reheat separately in 350°F/180°C oven until hot, about 8 minutes.)
Truffled Scrambled Eggs: In blender or large bowl, blend eggs with cream. In large heatproof bowl or top of double-boiler over barely simmering water, melt butter. Pour in egg mixture and cook, whisking often, for 18 minutes.
Add salt ; cook, stirring with wooden spoon, until thick enough to mound on spoon and in small creamy curds, about 4 minutes. Fold in chives.
Spoon about 1/2 cup (125 mL) into each portobello cap; serve alongside tomatoes. Drizzle with truffle oil.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 466 mg
- Protein 13 g
- Calories 360.0
- Total fat 32 g
- Cholesterol 348 mg
- Saturated fat 9 g
- Total carbohydrate 7 g
- Iron 12.0
- Folate 26.0
- Calcium 7.0
- Vitamin A 24.0
- Vitamin C 15.0