Egg Salad with Truffle Oil: Make Eggs Magical

Words: Dwight Co/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/June 2, 2012

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A moustache spells the difference between a Robert Pattinson and a Chuck Norris. A moustache instantly transforms a boy into a man.

In the local culinary scene, the equivalent of this magnificent piece of hair is truffle oil.

For some strange reason, local Italian and French restaurants have been recently slots slathering all their less than exciting dishes with truffle oil (a lot of them mostly for marketing purposes) and charging customers double the price of the dish with some fancy name.

Sprinkle some truffle oil into a standard white pasta, and voila—you get “Gordon”s Truffle Oil Cream.”

And while truffle oil isn”t all that special, it does add a certain dimension to food.

In our little dish, adding some truffle oil to some good ol” egg salad might give it a powerful, moustache-like punch you need.

Egg Salad with Truffle Oil

Yield: 3 servings

Ingredients for the Truffled Eggs

  • 5 whole Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Pickle relish
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • pinch of White pepper
  • 1-2 tsp Truffle oil

Ingredients for the Bread Cups

  • 6 slices Tasty bread
  • 2 tbsp Melted butter

Procedure for Bread Cups

  1. Prepare cups in advanced: heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove bread crusts.
  3. Brush both sides of bread with melted butter.
  4. Push bread on muffin tray forming a bowl shape.
  5. Bake bread in muffin tray for 15-20 minutes or until toasted.

Procedure for Truffled Eggs

  1. Boil eggs for 12 minutes, or until hardboiled.
  2. Peel and chop eggs and put in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix together mayonnaise, pickle relish, sugar, salt, pepper and truffle oil.
  4. Add the chopped eggs into the mixture and mix well.
  5. Keep in chiller until ready to serve.


  1. Put a spoonful of truffle egg mixture in bread cups.
  2. Serve.


  1. Adjust quantity of truffle oil to taste. Some brands are more concentrated than others. You can also use the truffled egg recipe for sandwiches and salads.

Dwight Co

Managing Director/Founder

When he was nine, Dwight stormed the kitchen and proudly cooked himself his first dish, Spam and eggs. Realizing his immense talent for cooking canned food, he co-founded in 2012. Aside from directing's content and design, Dwight also makes websites and runs a tiny ramen house in Burgos Circle called Wrong Ramen. See More.

  • Joey

    I love egg salad!!  Although, truth be told, I am not at all a fan of pickle relish.  Truffle oil, now, that is something I will get behind…despite it being almost painfully trendy.  I am going to try this soon! :)  My fave egg salad add-in is bits of bacon :)

    • Mylene Chung

      Bacon makes anything taste heavenly! haha! Try the recipe soon!:D Would love to hear what you think of it!:D

  • Guia Bautista-Obsum

    I love egg salad and ooh, I like it with that truffle oil please. The pictures are literally making me salivate…

    • Mylene Chung

      hahaha Try the recipe and tell us what you think!:D I love egg salad too especially in sandwiches!XD

  • maricel pangilinan arenas

    thank you for cooking this up together.  how delightful :-)

    • Mylene Chung

      The pleasure is ours! Hope you can try the recipe soon Maricel!:)

  • Utao

    where can I buy truffle oil?