Are you a fan of truffles? The smell of truffles can permeate a room quickly, so I’m not sure if one would like the taste if they can’t stand the pungent smell. Personally I don’t mind truffles. I won’t go out of my way to eat them though. One of my friends gave me white truffle oil for my birthday. We decided to make a recipe that we saw the Barefoot Contessa make recently. She used white truffle butter so we improvised a bit by modifying our truffle oil and butter ratio to accommodate her recipe.
We couldn’t find the pasta brand that she used. We also added a poached egg to give the dish more protein (though I think shrimp would work well). This may seem like a lot of chives but the chives adds a lightness to the heavy taste of this dish. It tastes heavy because you use egg pasta, butter, a poached egg and white truffle oil. It took about half an hour from start to finish to make this dish! I think the dish worked well with a medium to full bodied red wine. The red wine helps cut through the heaviness of the white truffles. Another easy meal! Enjoy!