Baked Truffle Fries Recipe
Baked Truffle Fries are easy to make at home and are a terrific appetizer for parties or serve as a side dish with steaks or burgers.
Truffle Fries seem to be popping up everywhere. I think they are an acquired taste. I’ve certainly had some “truffled” foods that I could give or take, but Truffle Fries, when done right, they are all right with me, as well as the rest of my family. We all happen to like them, not that we’ve ever met a fry we didn’t like. I decided to make them right at home so we can enjoy them whenever we like. And these are baked, not fried!
Homemade Baked Truffle Fries are easy to make. Hand-cut french fries (skins on) are tossed in vegetable oil and salt, baked, then tossed with truffle oil, parsley, salt and pepper for a flavor merger like no other. Enjoy them warm with a garlic mayo or ketchup. Some prefer one over the other. I like either.
A few Baked Truffle Fries Recipe notes:
- The trick to baking fries is avoiding them sticking to the pan. It’s a challenge to avoid a few fries not sticking to a baking sheet. I’ve baked these on baking sheets lined with baking parchment as well as un-lined. A few fries stick either way. A silicone baking sheet will prevent sticking, but it’s not absolutely necessary. If not using a silicone baking sheet, my tip is to use a metal spatula about 15-20 minutes into baking to carefully slide under the fries, kind of scraping them up to flip.
- Try Truffle Fries with garlic mayo or a homemade ketchup to see what you prefer. I like both!
- A little Truffle oil goes a long way, so look for quality white truffle oil. Adjust the amount to your preference in the recipe below.
- 2 large russet baking potatoes (about 1¾ pound), cleaned and cut into ¼-inch strips (fries)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoons white truffle oil*
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450-degrees F.
- Spread fries on baking sheet,** drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Spread fries out in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake at 450-degrees F for 20 minutes, use a spatula to gently scrap/flip fries; cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until golden and slightly crisp.
- Remove baking sheet from oven, drizzle with truffle oil, pepper and parsley. Toss all together to coat. Additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm.
** If you own a silicone baking sheet, line baking sheet with it to avoid fries sticking to pan.