Fried Eggs with Shaved Black Truffles

Black truffles on my eggs? Wowza!

Today for breakfast I made a lovely dish of crispy eggs with shaved black truffles. I fried the farm-fresh eggs in some white tuffle butter that I bought from Joan’s On Third here in LA. I then laid the eggs over Sardinian cracker-bread (also from Joan’s) and a fistful of fresh arugula. Over the top I grated some Javanese long peppercorn and sprinkled some Prussian blue rock salt, both of which I got from The Meadow in Portland. The Meadow is Mark Bitterman’s salty paradise; the store has in stock hundreds of salts and spice blends, with a decent wine selection to boot. It’s a lovely place and certain destination for cooks, foodies, gourmands, and anyone else with an interest in learning the surprising intricacies of salt. While there, you can also pick up a copy of Salted, Mark Bitterman’s award-winning book about…you guessed it, salt. It’s worth seeking out if you’re in Portland.

Beautiful black truffle, like a little joy-nugget.
Grating the tiny, pine cone-shaped Javanese long peppercorns over the eggs.

Shaving the gorgeous truffle over my eggs!
Got this and other lovely products from The Meadow in Portland.

Joan’s On Third is a fantastic gourmet shop-slash-luncheonette. It’s a must for LA food lovers, offering lovely bread, cheese, prosciutto, killer granola, baked goods, etc. I shop there regularly. I love the place and Joan herself is lovely.

Joan’s On Third
8350 W. Third St,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Meadow is a small but fascinating place. All the products are beautifully packaged; my peppercorns came with a micro microplane with which to grate the peppercorns! When you go, ask if Mark’s around. He’s a pleasant, knowledgeable, and gregarious sort.

The Meadow
3731 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-4633


2 thoughts on “Fried Eggs with Shaved Black Truffles

  1. i'm so big on smoked salt these days, esp with my pastries. and have to admit, sel gris makes for better chocolate chip cookies!so glad we were at the meadow together (and wish you and Reggie could've spent a few more days exploring culinary adventures). stopped by some amazing farms, distilleries, winemakers, etc.

  2. Pingback: Chilled Asparagus with Shaved Summer Truffles | OMNIVOROUS

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