Truffled Poached Egg, Asparagus & Truffle Vinaigrette, Black Truffle & Potato Stack
The confluence of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, a Potato Event, and a Black Winter Truffle resulted in one really spectacular dish.
It was time to eat that black truffle which had been infusing fresh eggs with its heady aromas for several days…beautiful spring-green asparagus at the market was irresistible…Food Network was featuring potatoes…and with St. Paddy’s Day around the corner, I just had to cook something green. So that is how this Triple Truffle dish was born. Simultaneously rustic and elegant, it is suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Truffle lovers will absolutely swoon!
Truffled Poached Egg, Asparagus & Truffle Vinaigrette
Black Truffle & Potato Stack RECIPE
My friends, the fabulous truffle importers at Gourmet Attitude in New York share tips on fresh black winter truffles:
Store fresh truffles for one week to 10 days. Gently wrap the truffle (not yet cleaned) in a paper towel and store in a dry air-tight container. Change the paper towel daily and keep the container dry. I place a dozen fresh eggs in a glass jar along with the wrapped truffle. After a few days the truffle aromas are infused into the eggs.
They caution to never store the delicate truffles in rice, as it will dry them out. To clean, truffles should be gently hand brushed just before use.
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 T. red wine vinegar
- 1 t. dijon mustard
- 1 t. truffle slivers, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix in truffle, set aside.
Line up cooked asparagus spears, drizzle with the truffle vinaigrette. Center a potato stack on the asparagus. Top the potato stack with a poached egg. Serve warm. Happy Spring! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
And if you’re in the mood for mashed potatoes Irish-style, see my post on A Potato Lover’s Dream: Colcannon Three Ways here.
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