Fettuccine with Egg and Fresh Truffle

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Fettuccine with Egg and Fresh Truffle recipe uses butter, fresh truffles, eggs and fettuccine.

One of the best ways to showcase the flavor of fresh truffle is with eggs. Whole fresh eggs stored in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours in a tightly sealed jar with a fresh truffle become infused with an incredible amount of truffle perfume. It is a gift of nature. Either Burgundy Truffle (tuber Uncinatum) or Black Winter Truffle (tuber Melanosporum) will work; use them fresh, at the peak of their season. Be sure to use good free range farm eggs if you can find them. This dish is utterly simple; its success depends on the quality of the truffle and the eggs

  • Prep15 min |
  • Total35 min |
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

Instructions

Slice the truffle very thinly with a truffle shaver. Chop half of the sliced truffle and set aside, but save half of the nicest slices to cover the top at the end.

Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Melt the butter and 4 pinches of salt in a large mixing bowl over the boiling water. Add 4 eggs to the butter and whisk together over the boiling water until they are just warm like a bath, not hot! Stir in the chopped truffle, verify salt seasoning and adjust if necessary, keep warm.

Cook the fettuccine until tender, strain and immediately toss with the melted butter and eggs. The heat from the pasta will thicken the egg so it coats the noodles nicely. Divide among 4 bowls, smother with remaining sliced truffle and serve.
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