The Rocchias sometimes trade a truffle to a neighbor for a few dozen fresh eggs.

Scrambled Eggs with Truffles Scrambled Eggs with Truffles
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Yield: serves 2-4


  • 8 eggs (in shell)
  • 1 cleaned medium fresh black truffle
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Put eggs (in shell) and black truffle into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours to let truffle perfume eggs.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl, lightly beat, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Using a truffle slicer, mandoline, or sharp paring knife, shave 4 thin slices from truffle; set aside.
  3. Grate the remaining truffle on large holes of a box grater, then stir into eggs. Heat olive oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs and cook, stirring often, until just set, 2-3 minutes. Garnish with reserved truffle slices.