Truffle hunter’s breakfast

Truffle hunter’s breakfast

By
From
Complete Mushroom Book
Serves
1
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

Truffle hunters are a breed of their own, having to get up very early in the morning or even when it is still dark, to avoid being seen by competitors! Their patches of ground are contested very fiercely, because the truffles command an extremely high price. If the hunters have to go far from their homes, they take with them a gas burner, a pan, a little butter, eggs and fresh bread. They can then have breakfast in the woods with some of their bounty.

The ingredients here are for one person only, as truffle hunters are loners, but you can multiply the amounts by as many as you want to feed.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
as much truffle as you can afford
20g butter
2-3 eggs
fresh crusty bread
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Clean the truffle well before cutting or shaving.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, add the eggs and stir gently with a spoon to scramble.
  3. When still soft, add some salt and pepper to taste. Next add shavings of black truffle or, if you are very lucky, white truffle, and eat with the bread.
  4. Nothing could be more delicious, especially when you are hungry after several hours’ hunting. The truffle dog gets to eat the last piece of bread with which the pan is cleaned!
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