Truffle Omelette (Omelette aux Truffes)

Truffle Omelette (Omelette aux Truffes)

August 11, 2023


Truffle Omelette or Omelette aux Truffes is a regional recipe from Perigord, made from one of the most expensive ingredients in the world.

The Black Truffle also known as the black diamond is one of the rarest and most expensive ingredients in the world. This exceptional fungus grows 3 to 12 inches under the ground near the root of trees, and is from France's Perigord.

Put 1 truffle in an airtight container with the eggs a few days before you make  your omelette.

The truffle infuses flavour into the raw eggs through their shells, and adds to the flavour.

Serves:- 2 preparation time:- 1hr 10 mins cooking time:-5 mins


  • 1 fresh or preserved truffle
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoons of duck fat
  • 50ml of double cream
  • 50ml of Cognac
  • fresh ground pepper
  • sea salt
  • 2 brioche bread, warmed 
  • Drizzle of Truffle Oil


  1. Using a fresh truffle carefully brush clean then wash.
  2. Slice finely then steep in Cognac for 1 hour.
  3. Add 50ml or 2fl oz of water and bring to the boil.
  4. Cool before using and reserve the cooking liquid.
  5. If using a preserved truffle just marinate it for 1 hour in Cognac, reserve the marinade.
  6. Separate 1 of the eggs and beat the white until stiff.
  7. Add the yolk to the rest of the eggs and beat.
  8. Add the cream, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of truffle cooking liquid/marinade and beat together.
  9. Carefully fold in the egg white and truffle slices - keep a few truffle slices back for decoration.
  10. Melt the goose/duck fat in a shallow frying pan.
  11. When it begins to smoke add the eggs.
  12. Cook on a high heat, fold in half when done and serve.

Bon appetit! 



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