Perfectly baked fries tossed in truffle oil and plenty of parmesan cheese – yum! These fries are irresistibly crispy and delicious. They’re a healthier version of a popular classic.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- They’re baked rather than fried, making them that much healthier! They’re just as crispy as their fried counterparts, though have fewer calories. Indulge in these baked, savory fries guilt-free!
- It’s restaurant-quality, yet super easy to make in the comfort of your own home. Start by tossing the fries in a bit of oil and seasoning. Then, bake them until super crispy before finishing them off with a touch of truffle oil, parmesan cheese, and some flaky sea salt!
- They’re a total crowd pleaser! I love roasting up a double batch of these parmesan truffle fries for friends and family. They’re the perfect appetizer or side dish for any holiday gathering, or game day party!
Russet Potatoes – Most, if not all, french fries are made from russet potatoes. Russet potatoes have a thick skin and soft inside. Therefore, once baked, the skin will roast up super crispy while the inside remains buttery soft. To prepare your potatoes for this dish, start by washing them well under cold water. Once clean, cut them into even-sized matchsticks. The thickness is up to you, though be sure to cut them into as evenly-sized pieces as possible. This will ensure more even baking!
Truffle Oil – There are two types of truffle oils on the market, all natural truffle oil and synthetic truffle oil. All natural truffle oils contain (you guessed it!) real, natural truffle in it. Whereas the synthetic oil simply mimics the flavor of truffles through “natural flavors.” The natural truffle oil is the way to go in this parmesan truffle fries recipe. Though if you can’t find any, the synthetic will still taste great! Though if using synthetic oil, reduce the amount you use to just one teaspoon as the flavor if much more concentrated.
Parmesan Cheese – I always recommend purchasing a block of parmesan cheese and grating it yourself for recipes. This is because store-bought grated cheese contain unnecessary fillers and carbs. Also, I’m a firm believer that freshly grated parmesan tastes better! Therefore, purchase a nice block of parmesan cheese and freshly grate it directly over these truffle fries. It’s worth the extra bit of work!
- Place your fries on the bottom oven rack when baking! This places the fries closer to the heat, making them even crispier. If using two baking sheets to cook your fries, then simply switch the location of the sheets in your oven at the halfway mark!
- Taste and adjust the seasoning of your parmesan truffle fries however you’d like! Once you remove them from the oven, immediately toss them in truffle oil and freshly grated parmesan cheese. At this point, give them a taste and add more salt or truffle oil based on your preferences.
- A sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley takes this restaurant-style side dish to the next level! The fresh herbs balance out the deep, savory flavors in this recipe. While optional, fresh parsley is a highly recommended finishing touch!
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- Large baking sheet
- Large bowl
- Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, olive oil, salt, and garlic powder.
- Place fries on prepared baking sheet at least 1-inch apart, and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove fries from oven, and immediately drizzle with truffle oil, then sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and flaky salt.
- Truffle Oil: I used white truffle oil on my fries since it has a more mild flavor which I prefer. However, black truffle oil works as well in this recipe!
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