These deliciously crisp parmesan truffle fries are easy to make baked or fried and are the perfect upgrade to everyone's favorite salty side.
- 2 large Russet potatoes
- Peanut oil for frying
- 2 tablespoons truffle oil
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Sea salt to taste
Deep Fried Truffle Fries
Slice the potatoes into ¼" match sticks and set in a bowl of cold water to prevent oxidation.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add sliced fries. Boil for 10 minutes to cook the interior.
Remove fries and set on paper towels to dry. Discard the water.
Heat oil in a fryer or tall sided skillet to 360 degrees.
Place the dried fries in the hot oil and deep fry for 50 seconds to blister the exterior.
Remove the fries from fryer oil and let cool. They can even be frozen at this point if making ahead.
Once cool, place back in the 360 degree oil and fry for 3 ½ minutes, or until browned to your liking.
Remove from the fryer and place in a large bowl and toss with truffle oil. Add salt and pepper and toss again, then give it one final toss with grated Parmesan and serve.
Baked Truffle Fries
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Slice potatoes into ¼" fry slices. Then toss with two tablespoons of peanut oil.
Set fries in a single layer on a greased baking sheet and place in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove the fries from the oven and place in a large bowl with truffle oil. Toss to evenly coat, then add salt and pepper, and toss again. Finally, add Parmesan cheese and toss one last time.
Peeling your potatoes is optional.
It is important the fries are dried prior to adding them to hot oil or the water will react violently with the oil.
You can use frozen store-bought French fries as well. Bake according to the package instruction then toss with truffle oil, salt, and pepper.
Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg