An Extravagant Breakfast – Truffle omelette

It´s official. Truffle season is on again.

An Extravagant Breakfast - Truffle omelette

When I received the reminder email from Duncan, who ran the Perigord Truffles of Tasmania, I realize how quick a year has passed. This time last year was the period of our wedding preparation which was rather hectic. Could you believe that I had 600+ guests in the Vietnamese ceremony, most of which I had not met before? (They are guests of my parents and my grandparents). But of course there were lots of sweet moments, too, especially those with family and loved ones.

I first cooked with truffles last year, and it remained an amazing experience. This year though, things are a bit tough. To be honest, with the current economic conditions and a brand new mortgage, I gotta learn to control my shopping behavior (which has been rather extravagant).

One piece of good news is that the price of truffles has not changed. So if you can afford them, do not hesitate at all. Truffles are real treasures, so do share with your loved ones since a little goes a long way. Try this black truffle risotto or the simple egg omelette below.

For Australians, you can mail order Tasmanian truffles from here. Alternatively, head to Simon Johnson store to pick up black truffles from WA.

Eggs in water

Truffle omelette

Recipe from Australian Gourmet Traveller. You can get two decent serves out of this.

3 eggs
2 tbsp cream
20 gm unsalted butter
20 gm fresh truffle, thinly sliced

* Using a fork, lightly whisk eggs and cream in a bowl and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground white pepper.
* Melt butter in an 18cm non-stick frying pan over medium heat until foaming, add egg mixture and cook for 3-5 minutes, using a fork to push edges into centre of pan and allowing uncooked mixture to run to edge of pan, or until base and edges are just set.
* Add truffle slices in the last 30 seconds of cooking and remove frying pan from heat. Stand for 1 minute, then fold omelette over, transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

I am sending this entry to Weekend Herb Blogging. The host of this week is Anna from Anna’s Cool Finds. Please head to her blog for the round up!

34 Responses to An Extravagant Breakfast – Truffle omelette

  1. Indonesia-Eats says:

    Hi Anh… How are you? It's been long time I didn't visit your blog.

  2. Ravenous Couple says:

    We've never worked with truffles before…it sounds so decadent! Great new changes on your blog!

  3. Manggy says:

    It's truffle season! Yay! Maybe it's about time I *taste* one, hahaha. You had more than 600 guests at your wedding?! The prospect of having more than 30 makes me dizzy!

  4. Julia @Mélanger says:

    600+? You are kidding? My upcoming wedding has 35 people invited. Not sure how you coped. I have never used truffles before and actually not eaten them too frequently. This looks amazing though. Love the first photo!

  5. Belle@Ooh, Look says:

    You're lucky to have experienced truffles; I'm still waiting for my first taste. And is a truffle a herb? Or maybe a fungus?

  6. shez says:

    Unfortunately my already stretched budget won't be stretching to include truffles this season. I guess I'll have to make do with drooling over everybody else's pictures!

  7. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Mmmhhh, I love truffles! That omelet is so irresistible…

  8. MeetaK says:

    completely extravagant and luxurious! 600+ guests – that#s a huge party.

  9. Anh says:

    Indo-eats, I just returned recently. Still in the process of getting used to blogging again :)
    Story to tell later.

  10. Sophie says:

    MMMMMMMMMM,..I love black truffles!!& to eat in a lovely omelet: how can you wrong with that?

  11. cookingpractice says:

    haha! You are really generous using truffle that much, even in Fine -dining, they just add very little to have the fragrance!

  12. Anh says:

    @sophie: thanks! it is one of the best breakfast ever!

  13. shaz says:

    Wow, those photos are amazing! I've never been game to cook with truffles, but I love truffle pecorino. And 600 guests!! Hope you got lots of presents :)

  14. veron says:

    OMG! That is indeed a luxurious breakfast. Now you reminded me to check on black truffle prices. Wish I had someone over here to remind me of these black beauties.

  15. Y says:

    Has it really been a year??? I still remember that truffle risotto post you did. So delicious looking! :)

  16. bittersweetblog says:

    While the thought of eggs normally turn my stomach, I'm drooling over that shot with those big shavings of truffles! It really is a dangerous addiction to have, in regard to one's bank account… I only just tried truffles for the first time a month or two ago, but now I'm totally hooked!

  17. Faith says:

    Beautiful photos! What a lovely looking omelette! It sounds deliciously flavorful with the truffles!

  18. Lisa says:

    Amazing! Would love to try this. Truly, your blog is just gorgeous and a treat to browse and read through.

  19. Palidor says:

    I've never seen such big slices of truffles in a dish. What a great way to jazz up eggs.

  20. ChichaJo says:

    That is one decadent omelette! I'm sure this was beyond delicious! You are lucky to be able to get fresh truffles easily over there :)

  21. Johanna says:

    I remember your truffles last year – doesn't seem that long ago – but glad to see you are coming up with more gorgeous recipes to use them in

  22. Johanna says:

    yay! glad my comment worked! seems the glitch I was encountering is fixed

  23. Lone Acorn says:

    Thats a unique one. I havent tried it before. Sounds so different and tasty.

  24. Anita says:

    It looks very pretty. I've never tried truffles before… maybe one day…

  25. Callipygia says:

    Oh how amazingly decadent, I like the way you think! I'll have to check on the link and see if I should splurge too…

  26. Cynthia says:

    Wow! I'm inviting myself over!

  27. Anna Haight says:

    The recap is published! Thanks for participating.

  28. Kalyn says:

    Very interesting! I wish I could have a taste of this.

  29. Dhanggit says:

    oh my!!! it's not everytime we have truffle, so this needs a little bit of respect :-) hmmmmmm im so jealous!! and what else of course excellent photos!!

  30. NQN says:

    It really is the perfect way to use truffles! Love that opening photograph too. Have you thought of entering it in the DMBLGIT food photo competition? it's stunning!

  31. Elle says:

    An excellent use of a very dear ingredient. At the moment no funds for truffles, but your omlette is just beautiful…a virtual experience of decadence.

  32. talat says:

    600 guests. Hectic might be an understatement. How did you deal with such a big crowd. We invited 450, 350 ended up showing up to our wedding reception and it was so hard to organize the whole thing.

  33. Megan@Feasting on Art says:

    I have been too timid to cook with truffles due to their $$$. This recipe looks like the perfect introduction!

  34. creampuff says:

    You know, Anh, I really missed you while you were gone. Just beautiful!

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