Fancy up any dinner with a batch of hot and fresh homemade Baked Garlic Truffle Fries! Indulge in the flavor of this garlicky, truffle oil-tossed, Parmesan-dusted side dish, instead of the guilt with this lower fat oven-baked option.
Let’s talk fries.
All my starch lovers will agree with me that the appeal of a basket of hot, greasy fries is undeniable in any situation.
Trust me, they’re even better when they’re bathed in garlic and truffle oil.
Please tell me you’ve tried truffle fries!?
And if you haven’t, promise you’ll make these as soon as possible!!
JUST TAKE ME TO THE BAKED GARLIC TRUFFLE FRIES ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy garlic & Parmesan truffle fries recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
Wait, wait, wait…What Are Truffles?
We’re not talking about those delicious bombs of chocolate, here. Truffles are mushrooms!
Grown wild in the forests of North and central Italy, truffles come in over 200 varieties of black, white, and burgundy.
Truffles cannot be planted or tamed, and are actually “hunted” with the help of trained dogs.
Thanks to this rarity, they are prized among professional and home chefs around the world for their funky, earthy flavor.
So What Is Truffle Oil?
A modern ingredient, truffle oil is commonly used as a finishing oil to lend the flavor and aroma of truffles to a dish. It’s significantly cheaper than fresh truffles, and can be found at gourmet food stores and online.
Real truffle oil is made with a combination of neutral oils and white truffles shavings.
Sadly, nearly all brands are actually made from a chemical that includes the aromatic compounds found in truffles. This means it’s super easy to be fooled into buying fake, overpriced oil.
Check the labels and avoid the ingredient 2,4-dithiapentane when purchasing your truffle oil.
The real stuff may be a bit pricier, but it is totally worth having in your pantry! Just remember to use it as a finishing oil – never cook with it or you’ll lose that flavor!
And What Are Truffle Fries?
Truffle fries are a deliciously simple yet fancy-sounding side dish or appetizer.
These thinly cut baked (or fried) French fries are tossed with an olive and white truffle oil blend. They are often topped with fresh or sauteed garlic, herbs, salt, and cheeses.
Alternately, you can use truffle salt or truffle butter to flavor your truffle fries if you don’t like the oil!
How To Make Truffle Fries
- First, cut the unpeeled potatoes into ¼ – ½ inch thick restaurant style fries. Place the cut fries in a large bowl full of hot tap water and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.
- Next, drain the fries. Transfer them to a clean kitchen towel or paper towels and pat them completely dry.
- Then preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray it lightly with baking spray.
- Combine the fries, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon truffle oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt, and pepper to taste. Toss the fries to coat them evenly, then spread them in an even layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake the fries for 30-40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes, until they’re golden brown and crispy. In the final 10 minutes, sprinkle them with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
- With 5 minutes left to cook, heat remaining olive oil and truffle oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Drizzle the hot oil over the fries and toss.
- Finally, garnish the fries with additional Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and parsley. Serve them immediately.
What Do You Serve Truffle Fries With?
I mean…they’re pretty perfect by themselves, but they complement these meals as well:
- Cast Iron Steaks
- Grilled Skirt Steak
- The Bettah Feta Burger
- Braised Short Rib Poutine
- Gourmet Grilled Cheese Burger
LOOKING FOR MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES?
- Creamy Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta
- Garlic Butter Hasselback Potato Bites
- Mushroom Spinach Risotto
- Balsamic-Glazed Sauteed Asparagus with Bacon
- Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS FOR MAKING GARLIC TRUFFLE FRIES:
- Real Truffle Oil (I love Urbani!)
- Sea Salt
- Baking Sheet Pan
- Large Spatula
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Garlic Truffle Fries
- 2 large russet potatoes (or a bag of frozen french fries in a pinch)
- 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 3 teaspoons truffle oil divided
- ½ teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with baking spray. Set aside.
- Cut potatoes into ¼ – ½ inch thick restaurant style fries. Do not remove the skin. Place fries in a large bowl full of hot tap water and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
- Drain the fries, then transfer them to a tea towel or paper towels and pat dry completely.
- In a large dry bowl, combine fries, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon truffle oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Toss until evenly coated.
- Spread fries into an even layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden and crispy, flipping every 10 minutes. In the final 10 minutes, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
- With 5 minutes left to cook, heat remaining olive oil and truffle oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Drizzle over hot fries and toss.
- Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and parsley.
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