HOW TO USE AND STORE FRESH TRUFFLES
Among the world of mushrooms certainly truffles are the most valuable and most expensive therefore it is good to know how to use and preserve this precious fruit of nature.
Since the truffle is very delicate since it consists mainly of water, if not well preserved there is a risk of throwing it away, which would be a real shame.
Therefore, here is everything you need to know about how to use and store fresh truffles.
FRESH TRUFFLE STORAGE METHOD
Since the truffle is a fresh product, it should be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped in paper towels or a cotton dishcloth in an airtight glass or plastic container.
The paper or dishcloth will need to be changed every 1/2 day to avoid keeping it too moist.
Very important is not to store truffles in rice, a method of storage that is probably "too old," as rice tends to absorb liquids very quickly leading to drying out and thus causing our truffles to die.
In addition, to ensure that the truffle does not deteriorate quickly, it is best to store it dirty, with its own soil.
It is precisely by leaving it soiled with its soil that we will be able to "extend its life" for 7 to 10 days after its purchase.
FRESH TRUFFLE CLEANING METHOD
It is recommended that truffles be washed only when necessary using a brush (soft-bristled for whites and medium/hard for blacks) under a trickle of cold running water.
We can use a sharp knife if removing the soil should prove difficult in some of the hollows in the truffle.
Once washed, dry it well with paper towels before use.
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