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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffle Oil Spray

It’s truffle season, and while we love the aroma and flavor of truffles, our budget doesn’t afford them often.

So when we encountered an easily affordable spray bottle of Grand’Aroma Truffle Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Fratelli Mantova, we thought, “Why not?”

We know that most truffle oils are flavored with “truffle essence”—laboratory approximations of truffle aroma. But some of them are quite passable. In fact, truffle oil made with natural or chemical aroma and flavor—as opposed to infusion with real truffles—has a more assertive truffle flavor. The downside is that some brands, flavored with chemicals, have a hint of artificiality.

We were willing to invest $9.00 to explore the truffle oil spray. We have a couple of bottles of truffle oil, but were particularly attracted to the spray format (which uses no chemicals, additives or emulsifying agents).

And we like it—we really like it!

  • Eggs: Spray on the nonstick frying pan before cooking eggs.
  • Pizza: Spray on a white/mushroom pizza when it leaves the oven.
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    Truffle-flavored EVOO and sesame oil sprays. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.
  • Grilled Proteins: Spray on grilled or roasted beef, lamb, poultry and seafood.
  • Starches: Spray on fries and other potatoes, pasta, polenta, and risotto.
  • Vegetables: Spray on cooked asparagus, cauliflower, corn, mushrooms.
  • Vinaigrette: Replace some of the olive oil in a classic vinaigrette; use on salads and to make marinated mushrooms.
  • Tartare: Mix into beef, salmon or tuna tartare; on beef carpacio
  • Snacks: Spray on popcorn and potato chips.
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    Mantova Spray Truffle Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil in an eight-ounce spray is $9.22 on Amazon.com. It’s a welcome stocking stuffer or small gift for any cook or foodie.

    We also picked up a sesame oil spray, a very good way to add just a hint of this heavy oil to stir-frys and other protein or vegetable dishes.

      




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