Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oven Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries

Truffle. Fries.

It’s sort of the hit thing right now. I’m seeing them pop up on restaurant menus all over the place.

To be perfectly honest with you, until recently, I wasn’t super familiar with the truffle flavor, so I typically glanced right over these guys on any menu.

Well, one day I had a lunch date with my friend Jess & our moms at the Yardhouse. My mom had been recently and was RAVING about the truffle fries she had tried. She suggested we order some. What the heck, why not!?

It. was. love.

I knew right then and there that I was going to need to get a bottle of truffle oil to bathe in cook with at home!

First up on my list was to turn these oven fries into oven baked parmesan truffle fries.

Done and Done.

I have to give you a little disclaimer on the white truffle oil that I purchased. I found it at Whole Foods and opted to by the one made with truffle “essence” as opposed to straight up truffle:

1. It’s 1/4 of the cost (this automatically takes it for me!)

2. It tastes phenomenal (I guess my palette isn’t that distinguished – oh well, my wallet thanks me!)

Now that I have a bottle of liquid gold: I’m thinking white truffle mac n’ cheese, white truffle pizza/flatbread, or I might just drink the stuff! hah Kidding (sort of).

Make these fries. You’ll love them!

WARNING: They are incredibly addicting. Loss of will power and self control is to be expected. You have been warned. ;)


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Oven Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Total Time: 60-70 minutes

Crispy, salty, parmesan truffle fries that aren't actually FRIED! You should probably make a double batch of these - they go FAST.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds Russet (or Idaho) potatoes
3 tablespoons light olive oil
1 teaspoon salt (plus more for finishing)
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
3/4 cup loosely packed fresh grated parmesan cheese
2-3 teaspoons white truffle oil* (a little goes a long say)
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

*I used truffle oil made with truffle essence (you can find this on the ingredient label). I KNOW it's not the same thing as the real deal, but it's 1/4 of the cost and tastes delectable to me! ;)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475º (I always use my convection option to get them extra crispy - if you have it use it... if not the cooking time will take a bit longer, 10-15 minutes).

Slice potatoes into 1/2" thick slices lengthwise. Then go back and cut each slice (again lengthwise) into 1/2" wide sticks. Place evenly sliced potatoes into a large bowl and cover completely with hot water. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.

Using a pastry brush (or paper towel if you do not have one), evenly coat a large baking sheet with 2 tablespoons of the light olive oil and set aside.

Drain potatoes and dump onto a kitchen towel. Using another towel (or paper towels), blot the potatoes dry. Make sure you take the time to be extremely thorough with it! Dry out bowl as well. Place potatoes back into the bowl and add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil along with the salt and pepper. Using your (clean) hands, toss the potatoes until evenly coated.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet (being sure that they do not overlap). Bake until potatoes begin to turn golden brown and start to crisp up (15-20 minutes). Using tongs, flip each potato wedge over and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until they are a nice golden brown and are crisp. *Keep an eye on the potatoes as oven temperatures vary; you made need to adjust cooking time. Remove the fries when they are to your desired crispness.

Transfer oven fries to a paper towel lined plate to allow excess oil to drain off (I like to gently blot some of the oil away). Place oven fries into a clean large bowl. Season with white truffle oil, parsley, and additional salt if desired. Gently toss until well coated. Gently toss in the parmesan cheese just before serving.

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30 Responses to “Oven Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries”

  1. 1

    Cassie — March 18, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    I love Yard House fries. There is a burger place here in KC that has the best truffle fries, these look amazing!

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    Rhonda — March 18, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    wow those look so good! I need to get me some of this liquid gold ;)

  3. 3

    Don Odiorne — March 18, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Love truffle flavored Idaho russet potatoes and oven baking makes perfect fries. I have also made these from leftover baked potatoes, but cut into thicker wedges so they don’t fall apart and then gently rolled in the oil before baking.

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    Amanda — March 19, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    I j’adore truffle oil – I am a fan of creamy truffle mash as a side, or truffle salt on meat. But I just love the look of these fries! Thanks for sharing.

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    Ginnette — March 19, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    Hi! I can probably make then with back truffle too, right? I have a bottle home.

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    Sandra — March 19, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    I’ve heard that truffle oil is super expensive, glad to know there’s an alternative.

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — March 19, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    You had me at truffle…and fries. I have never had them, but I will definitely try this make-at-home version.

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    Stephanie — March 19, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    I’ve only been to Yardhouse once as we don’t have one up here in stupid Tallahassee! But, it was really good! These fries look awesome! I might need to go out and buy me some truffle oil!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersj — March 19, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Yummy recipe! It’s 7am and you made my stomach growl, I need some fries!!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 19, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I may have not even had breakfast yet, but I am certainly craving fries now! These look fabulous, Kristina. Great flavor!

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    Katie — March 19, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    These fries look and sound amazing… must try asap!

  12. 12

    Chels R. — March 19, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Oh my!

  13. 13

    Noble Pig - Cathy — March 20, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Try the oil on mashed potatoes or risotto..to die for.

  14. 14

    Jessica — March 20, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    Hells yes! Your fry cutting skills are awesome by the way. Those fries look perfect!

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    Leslie — March 20, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Ohhhh truffle oil makes me swoon. I could drink it!!! Love these fries

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    Julia @ Must Come Hungry — March 21, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    I think I just died and went to french fry heaven! These look absolutely to die for. My boyfriend and I go to this burger place a lot just for their truffle fries but now, maybe I can surprise him and make my own! Your pictures make me so hungry!

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    Shaina — March 21, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Those look great!!! I’ve had truffled mac & cheese and a truffle risotto before, both were absolutely delicious. Good to know there is a less expensive route to go when looking to use the truffle flavor in cooking…I’ll have to keep that in mind.

    I’ve eaten at the Yard House before and LOVED it! Their menu is awesome!!!

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    Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions — March 22, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    These look amazing! I’ve never done fries at home before ~ I’m always uncertain about how they’ll turn out. I’ll have to give it a try now for sure!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 23, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    I actually tried truffle fries for the first time just the other day and it was true love for me too. I would love to recreate these at home so it looks like I’ll have to pick up some white truffle oil on my next Whole Food run.

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    Cris Fitz — March 25, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I can’t wait to make these for my husband and me later this week!

  21. 21

    Pickle — August 27, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    There is no such thing as “real” truffle oil. All of it is artificial but I love it anyway. The supposed “real” truffle oil just has bits of dried truffle in it that has exhausted its gasses (but still has the “fake” flavoring). Real truffle does not keep and cannot be used to flavor an oil in a bottle. All truffle oil is flavored with a synthetic but perfect replica of one of the main desired gases from real truffles. Truth.

    • Tina replied: — August 28th, 2012 @ 9:04 am

      hmmm good to know! I love the fake stuff anyway… and I’m all about saving the extra bucks now knowing this!!!

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    Nina — December 10, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    I found your recipe and I’m excited to make some truffle fries at home. Thanks :)

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    Mac — February 11, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    The risotto comment is spot on, was glorious. Been making fries for a while and loved the truffle taste so tried yours but did the sweet hot water bath for an hour, so the ending sweet and salty truffle taste was exactly what i was looking for in the ‘best fries ever’ department. Thanks for the share!

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