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Check out our FAQs below. We Also added some shortcuts to help you make truffle fries —if it’s one of those nights. It’s easy to make truffle fries at home! Let’s do it!
Truffle Fries or better known as Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe (cheese makes everything better).
-4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into thick french fries-1/4 cup freshly parsley- chopped -1/2 teaspoon truffle oil (a little goes a long way)-1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese-Salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with truffle oil. Toss to coat.
3. Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper – easy cleanup!
4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are crispy.
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pop them back in the oven for 3-5 mins or until the cheese meets your requirements.
7. Add the fresh parsley over top and serve hot.
*Note, taste before you serve. If you want a drizzle of truffle oil over the fries, go for it, but you may not need to.
Truffle Fries FAQs (tips below)
What Truffle Oil should I buy?
What is the difference between black truffle oil and white truffle oil?
The main difference between these oils is the type of truffle used to make the oil. As the name suggests, black truffle oil is made with black truffles, while white truffle oil is made with white truffles. Both oils are used in cooking to add a rich, earthy flavor to dishes, but because white truffles are more rare and more expensive, white truffle oil is generally considered to be of higher quality than black truffle oil.
What is truffle flavor?
Truffle flavor is a rich, earthy flavor that is often used in savory dishes. It is made from the fungi that grows on the roots of trees and has a strong, pungent aroma. Truffles are often used as a flavoring agent in soups, sauces, and other dishes.
Is it true, a little truffle oil goes a long way?
Yes! This is because truffle oil has a very strong flavor and aroma, so a little bit can go a long way in terms of flavor. However, you should be careful not to use too much truffle oil, as it can quickly become infused. When using truffle oil, start with a small amount and then add more if needed.
How do I pick a good parmesan cheese?
When choosing a parmesan cheese, it is important to consider the age, country of origin and taste. Parmesan cheese can vary in taste from mild to sharp, depending on how long it has been aged. It is typically made in Italy, but there are also many good parmesan cheeses made in the United States. When tasting parmesan cheese, pay attention to the texture and flavor to find one that you enjoy.
Busy night? Check out our shortcuts.
Do I have to use homemade fries?
No, you don’t! You can use store-bought fries, but a homemade batch is always better.
I want to make fries from scratch. Can I prepare them beforehand?
Yes! If you want to come home and get cooking, you can cut potatoes into long strips in the morning, keep them in a bowl of cold water in the frig. Simply drain and pat the potatoes dry–then cook.
Can I use an air fryer?
100%! Follow the recipe to make potatoes into french fries, and follow the instructions below.
How do you cook french fries in an air fryer?
First, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Then, cut the potatoes into thin, even strips and toss them with your oil of choice. Next, season the potatoes with salt and pepper (or any other desired seasonings) and then place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, flip the fries once halfway through, or until golden brown and crispy. Cooking times may vary.
Then cover with quality parmesan cheese- let that melt. Sprinkle parsley and serve immediately.
Thanks for reading! We hope you love, enjoy this new, fun, elevated (but not hard-to-make) recipe! Make it for your friends and family. They will thank you!