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, to satisfy my craving for Truffle Fries, I caved and bought a fryer. My little fryer is pretty sweet. It’s nothin too fancy….but dang did it make these parmesan truffle fries to perfection! But if you are going to make Truffle Fries, why stop there?! 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 Parmesan 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 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 especially on these parmesan truffle fries.
What are Truffles?
The combination of the distinct white truffle oil flavor and salty parmesan cheese makes for an incredible taste. Sure you could us another oil but none are as flavorful as truffle oil nor would be as potent in the flavor department ensuring your fries will be absolutely delicious.
How to Serve Parmesan Truffle Fries:
Baked Truffle Fries:
To be honest you could probably roast the fries in the oven for a “healthier” alternative of 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.
To Bake Truffle Fries:
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 Truffle Fries:
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…
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.