Truffle Hunt Pasta Spaghetti with Eggs
It’s no secret that Provence is very popular, bordering on too much so at the height of the summer season. The Centre National d’Information Routiere (CNIR) publishes an annual outlook of their predictions for the worst traffic days on the autoroutes in France. Not surprisingly THE worst days of the year generally fall during the summer holidays around July 14th, the first weekend in August and around the 15th of the month. When it feels like everyone is on the roads, at a crowded beach and vying for a parking spot at the grocery store, it’s hard to believe
in Santa that there are any secrets in Provence. Until a secret truffle hunt in the Luberon.
Inspiration for Truffle Hunt Pasta! This recipe for a Spaghetti with Eggs is easy to make. And, the ingredients do not overpower the flavour of the truffles.
Spaghetti with Eggs and Truffles (Lu Spaghetti a L'Ou)
Truffles are a wonderful addition to just about everything. Their earthy flavors marry perfectly with rich, creamy dishes. The pasta recipe comes from disgraced former Nice mayor Jacques Medecin. I may have forgotten the scandals that embroiled his career, but I do remember his wonderful cookbook celebrating Nicoise cuisine. I modified the recipe slightly from Jacques Medecin's original.
- 1lb (.45 kg) Spaghetti
- 4oz (115 g) Butterat room temperature
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Egg Yolks
- 7oz (200 g) Parmesan gratednot shredded
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 5oz (140 g) Pancettadiced
- 1pinch Piment d'villeor Espelette
- 1cup (240ml) Cream
- to taste flaked sea salt
- to taste Ground Black Pepper
- 4oz (115 g) White Truffles*sliced thin
*Although this pasta recipe was made with white truffles from Alba, Italy it will work perfectly for both summer truffles and winter truffles.
The key to cooking with truffles is the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) theory. Make dishes that will not detract from the earthy flavour of the truffles. Here are a few of our favourites: