“Wait, are these real fries or your potato fries!?” or how about, “These fries are better than fry fries!”
Yes, believe it or not those are actual quotes from Patty, while eating baked parmesan truffle fries. Maybe you’re wondering—what the heck did I just read? “Fry fries?” or my favorite, “Potato fries.” Moral of the story? Oven baked fries are just as good as deep fried fries (and healthier too).
This is the second occasion I’ve gotten this kind of reaction from my oven-baked fries. They will leave you mind blown. Save yourself the extra calories—fries don’t need to be fried. Instead, you just need to liberally season hand cut potatoes with garlic, salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese, and bake until golden and crispy.
I can smell these truffle fries just looking at them. You know when you walk into a nice French or Italian restaurant, and you’re hit with that irresistible smell of olive oil, bread, and fresh sizzling garlic?
You want to eat it but you can’t! Just live there for a second with me in your head. BASK IN IT. Okay, now come back. Well that’s as close as I can get to describing Parmesan truffle fries. You will almost forget you’re eating fries.
How to Make Truffle Fries
For starters, what are truffle fries? French fries drizzled in truffle oil. That’s all there is to it. I make my truffle fries with hand-cut baked russet potatoes. Simply slice length wise into restaurant-sized french fries tossed with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Bake and drizzle with truffle oil after they’re out of the oven. Why do we do this last? Truffle oil loses its truffle when it’s heated.
Soak Fries in Water Before Baking
This is said to remove some of the starch from the potatoes and contribute to crispy fries that are light and fluffy in the center. I read it in a cookbook years ago and I’ve been doing it ever since. I honestly think it makes better fries, especially if you’re baking them.
Can I Make These in an Air Fryer?
Yes you can. I’d check your air fryers settings for fries but I usually do around 15 minutes at 400 °F. It’s slightly different than the oven but they still come out delicious and crispy. If you use an air fryer, you should still follow the recipe accordingly.
Next time you grill a juicy steak or burger throw in some of these bad boys along with truffle ketchup!Print
- 2 large russet potatoes, hand cut into fries
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1–2 tablespoon truffle oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
- Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Cut potatoes into ¼ – ½ inch thick restaurant style fries. Do not remove the skin.
- In a large bowl combine hand cut fries, parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly coated.
- Transfer to a greased baking sheet and spread evenly with the least amount of overlap possible.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. They will continue to crisp up as they cool. Top with a little extra fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of truffle oil and serve.