These 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 oftentimes it doesn’t end up working.
However, to satisfy my craving for Truffle Fries, I caved and bought a fryer.
My little fryer is pretty sweet. It’s nothing too fancy….but dang did it make these parmesan truffle fries to perfection!
But if you are going to make these, why stop there?!
Once the fries are fried, it’s a really easy recipe to whip up because you’re then simply tossing the fries in truffle oil and parmesan.
What Are Truffle Fries
Parmesan truffle fries are a super simple recipe that combines white truffle oil, parmesan cheese, 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 canola, or safflower oil, that has been infused with white truffle peelings.
In fact, you will usually see a small white truffle shaving at the bottom of 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. It can be expensive however it does go a long way since you need very little to make a big impact, especially on these parmesan truffle fries.
What Are Truffles
If you are still sitting here wondering what on earth a truffle is, it’s a mushroom. There are black truffles and white truffles and the difference in flavor is insane and so are the costs.
While alba truffles from Italy can cost up to $1,600 a pound, so you better love mushrooms if you chose to fork up that kind of dough. Chances are you’re like me and live on a modest budget, so, for now, white truffle oil will do!
Adding the Cheese
Parmesan Cheese will up your Fries Recipe. I mean come on right, of course, cheese goes insanely good on French fries.
I’m pretty sure there isn’t a soul in America who has not put melted or shredded cheese on their fries, no way! If you already love cheesy fries then these truffle fries are about to make your taste buds sing! Parmesan cheese just takes these fries to another level with its salty umami flavor combined with roasted potato and truffle oil.
If that combo isn’t already a flavor affinity, then it needs to be asap. It’s important to remember when using parmesan cheeses for these French fries, you use the finely grated cheese so that it melts to the fries immediately as well as making it significantly easier to eat, like seriously.
Don’t go buying shredded or shaved parmesan cheese or else it will just annoy you when you try to eat it. Last but not least you can garnish it up with a little parsley just to add some green to it.
To be honest you could probably roast the fries in the oven for a “healthier” alternative to Truffle Fries. 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, in case you want to start with healthy fries before adding the Parmesan and Truffle oil. I don’t care what you do, you need to make these truffle fries and it is 100% guaranteed that you will be thanking me for it.
How to Serve
The best way to ensure the truffle fries are full flavor is to immediately transfer them to a large bowl the second they are done cooking and drizzle in the truffle oil while constantly flipping the bowl to ensure the fries are completely coated.
Next, add in the parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper, then simply toss using tongs are just flip them over in the bowl again.
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 Parmesan fries up with this Mushroom Egg Burger with Grilled Onions because dang!! Ok, on to the recipe…
Try this amazing creamy polenta recipe is another awesome side dish!
Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe
- 3 sliced Idaho potatoes
- 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons of white truffle oil
- 1 tablespoon 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.