Experts and BHG readers answer.
Is there a substitute for white pepper?
White pepper is used to a great extent in recipes for appearance only, usually in white sauces where you might not want dark specks if black pepper was used. White pepper is milder in flavor than black pepper as well. You can certainly substitute black pepper for white pepper, knowing that the black specks will show and that you might want to start with less black pepper than the white pepper called for and adjust the flavor as you go.