Truffle mayo a.k.a. truffle mayonnaise has become increasingly popular in recent years, adding a luxurious and decadent touch to a variety of dishes. This condiment is a combination of creamy mayonnaise and truffle oil, which infuses the mayonnaise with a distinctive, earthy flavor that pairs well with many different foods. It can be used as a dip, a spread, or a sauce to elevate any dish that normally uses mayonnaise.
What is truffle mayo made of?
Simply put, truffle mayo is made by mixing mayonnaise with truffle-infused oil. Truffle oil is made by infusing olive oil with the flavor of truffles, which are a type of mushroom that grows underground. The result is a rich, intense oil that can add a powerful flavor to many dishes.
When truffle oil is added to mayonnaise, the result is a creamy, savory spread that works well with sandwiches, burgers, fries, and more. Truffle mayonnaise has a distinct earthy flavor that pairs well with many different foods, from roasted vegetables to grilled meats.
How to use it
Truffle mayo can be used in a variety of dishes, from simple sandwiches to complex gourmet meals. Here are a few recipes to try:
- grilled cheese: spread on one side of two slices of bread, add sliced cheese, and grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted
- burgers: mix it into your favorite burger patty mix, and top the burger with additional truffle mayonnaise and sautéed mushrooms
- fries: drizzle over a pile of crispy french fries, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley
storing truffle mayo
Unlike truffle seasonings, truffle mayo should be stored in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. It can be stored in the original container or transferred to an airtight container. It’s best to use it within a few weeks of opening the container to ensure the best flavor.
Where can it get it?
Here are a few of the best quality truffle mayonnaise brands available:
How can I make truffle mayo?
Truffle mayonnaise can be made in a variety of ways, but this basic recipe involves mixing mayonnaise with truffle oil.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1-2 tablespoons truffle oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- minced garlic, lemon juice, etc. (optional flavor enhancers)
- Whisk together the mayonnaise and truffle oil until well combined.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and adjust the amount of truffle oil to your liking.
- Optional: Add other ingredients, such as minced garlic or lemon juice, to enhance the flavor.
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Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.