Parmesan Truffle Fries: Homemade french fries are taken to the next level with the addition of parmesan and truffle oil in this recipe!
I had a ridiculous craving for truffle fries so I gave in and bought a deep fryer… One of the hardest things for a chef at home is not having all of the equipment that you do when you work in a restaurant so sometimes you have to compensate, but often times it doesn’t end up working. However, this little fryer is pretty sweet. It’s nothin to fancy, and dang did it make these parmesan truffle fries to perfection! Once the fries are fried, it’s a really easy recipe to whip up because your then simply tossing the fries in truffle oil and parmesan.
What are Truffle Fries?
Truffle fries are a super simple recipe that combines white truffle oil and french fries or frites. Yup, it’s literally that simple.
Now for some chef knowledge so you can understand the “truffle” part of this recipe. White truffle oil is usually a very neutral oil, like a canola, ora safflower oil, that has been infused with white truffle peelings. In fact you will usually see a small white truffle shaving in the bottom the oil. Don’t freak out dude, it’s not a tequila worm or anything like that, it’s a mushroom, and a delicious one at that! I have definitely seen olive oil truffle oil which takes on more of an olive flavor, well because olive oil is pretty flavorful, and it’s actually quite delicious. Truffle oil can be expensive however it does go a long way since you need very little to make a big impact.
What are Truffles?
How to Serve up Truffle Fries:
Baked Truffle Fries:
To be honest you could probably roast the fries in the oven for a “healthier” alternative if you wanted to. I’m always looking to figure out how to cut down on fat and boost the health in this home so you can absolutely skip the frier for this recipe. All you need to do is cut your fries, toss in the salt and pepper and evenly spread them on a cookie sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 425° for 20-22 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Here is a great recipe for How to Make Perfect Oil-Free Oven Baked Fries. I don’t care what you, you need to make these truffle fries and it is 100% guaranteed that you will be thanking me for it.
Now, let me be clear that you absolutely do not need ketchup on these truffle fries, but what can I say it’s good with it too because of the tang it provides to help compliment! Regardless though, you should definitely try serving these up with this Mushroom Egg Burger with Grilled Onions because dang!! Ok, on to the recipe…
Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe
- 3 sliced Idaho potatoes
- 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons of white truffle oil
- 1 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
- Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Place the sliced fries in a fryer or large pot of canola oil at 350° and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.
Once the fries are cooked strain from the oil and toss in a large bowl with the Parmesan cheese, truffle oil, parsley, and salt and pepper and serve.