Truffle Fries

Truffle fries are a luxurious treat that elevate the classic french fry to an entirely new level. Simple, crispy fries get a touch of gourmet elegance with the addition of truffle oil and parmesan cheese. Their delectable aroma will fill your kitchen, hinting at the incredible taste journey that awaits. This delicious side dish is perfect for a cozy night in, or to impress guests at your next dinner party.

Enjoy the harmonious blend of savory, salty, and earthy flavors in every single bite. If you're a fan of potatoes and love trying new culinary twists, this truffle fries recipe is just for you.

Why This Recipe Works

Our truffle fries recipe brings an element of sophisticated dining into the comfort of your own home. Truffle oil lends a distinct, gourmet touch to the fries. Its earthy, pungent flavor pairs perfectly with the potato, resulting in a dish that's much more than the sum of its parts. Truffle oil's potency means a little goes a long way, making it a cost-effective way to create a luxurious dish from simple, everyday ingredients.

Additionally, this recipe is both easy to prepare and highly adaptable. If you're a novice in the kitchen, don't worry, this recipe won't overwhelm you. The process involves baking the fries, which is healthier than traditional frying. Furthermore, you can tweak the recipe according to your preference - want more cheese? Add it! Prefer a touch of garlic or rosemary? Go ahead! This flexibility allows you to put your own unique spin on the fries, making them perfect for any occasion. So, it's not just about the end product, but also about the joy and creativity of the cooking process. This is a recipe that will truly make you fall in love with homemade gourmet cooking.

Ingredients

Potatoes - russet potatoes would do. These are starchy, which helps to yield crispy fries. A good substitute for russet potatoes would be Yukon Golds or other starchy varieties.

Truffle oil - This is a highly aromatic and flavorful oil derived from truffles. You'll need about 2 tablespoons. If you don't have truffle oil, a good substitute is olive oil mixed with a small amount of finely chopped fresh mushrooms for a similar earthy flavor.

Parmesan cheese - cheese adds a nice salty, umami kick. You can substitute with other hard, salty cheeses like Pecorino Romano if necessary.

Parsley - Dried parsley can also work in a pinch, but fresh herbs always provide a more vibrant flavor.

Salt - Regular table salt is fine for seasoning, although you could elevate the flavor further with sea salt or Himalayan pink salt.

Tips

  • Cutting the fries into a uniform size helps them to cook evenly.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan or baking tray as it could make your fries steam rather than crisp up.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated before baking to ensure even cooking.
  • Toss the fries in truffle oil and parmesan immediately after they come out of the oven for the best flavor.
  • Serve the fries immediately after cooking for maximum crispiness.

How to Serve

Truffle fries make a fancy yet simple appetizer or side dish that pairs well with a wide variety of dishes. They're great to share as a party snack, or as a complement to a main meal.

  • You can serve them with a creamy aioli or garlic mayo dip for extra flavor.
  • Alternatively, present them alongside a juicy steak for a gourmet take on steak and chips.
  • For a casual, yet decadent treat, serve them with a cold craft beer and a homemade burger.

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Truffle Fries

Enjoy these gourmet truffle fries at home; crispy, aromatic, and topped with Parmesan cheese. A perfect appetizer or side dish for any meal.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: parmesan cheese, Russet potatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • A handful of fresh parsley finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Cut the potatoes into fries of approximately the same size.
  • Arrange the fries on a baking sheet, ensuring they are not touching each other.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until crispy and golden.
  • Immediately after baking, toss the fries in truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 18g Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 12g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 802mg Potassium: 46mg Sugar: 0.4g Vitamin A: 391IU Calcium: 592mg Iron: 1mg

Notes

  • Cutting the fries into a uniform size helps them to cook evenly.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan or baking tray as it could make your fries steam rather than crisp up.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated before baking to ensure even cooking.
  • Toss the fries in truffle oil and parmesan immediately after they come out of the oven for the best flavor.
  • Serve the fries immediately after cooking for maximum crispiness.
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