Truffled eggs. Until this Saturday at about noon I had no idea what they even were. Now my whole world has changed and I can’t think about much else but them. Creamy, yet light and fluffy, these were the most memorable eggs I may have ever eaten. As I ate each bite, I poked around the eggs, sure the rich, creamy flavor was from some type of melted cheese.
Was it the charming French ambiance? My adoring patient husband who sits patiently while I not only take pictures of my food, but talk about it the whole time? The endless cups of strong coffee by my side? I was sure there had to be some type of spell this restaurant put over each plate to transform a seemingly simple dish of eggs, asparagus and bread into something so gourmet.
I went home and immediately looked up recipes to figure out what the
hidden magical ingredient was.
Truffle oil. I know, I know. You’re screaming “The name of the dish is truffled eggs, of course the distinct ingredient is truffle oil!” To be honest, that thought crossed my mind, but being someone who had previously been sure that something trendy and expensive couldn’t be worth the high price-tag, I was sure that couldn’t be it. I am now biting my tongue. And looking for discounts on my new favorite ingredient.
Clearly, my dish was delicious, but it wasn’t the only star of the show. My husband ordered the Sandwich Cubano which was filled with the bold flavors of gruyere, pork, ham and pickles. It was a an unbeatable flavor combination!
For those of you in or visiting the Boston area, I would definitely check-out Gaslight Brasserie for your next brunch! (FYI, the people here don’t even know who I am; I just like to share something good when I’ve found it!)
~Have you ever had anything made with truffle oil? Did you notice a difference in flavor?