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Parmesan Truffle Fries

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French fry lovers unite, because these crispy parmesan truffle fries are a serious gourmet glow-up from traditional French fried fries. Generously drizzled with earthy truffle oil and tossed with freshly grated parmesan cheese, these fries are a flavor sensation you’ll want to pair with anything and everything.

By frying them twice, the fries get extra crispy on the outside while staying soft and fluffy on the inside. What’s not to love? Dip them in some buttermilk ranch, black garlic aioli, or blue cheese sauce for the ultimate flavor explosion.

A plate filled with truffle fries around a small dish of ketchup.

Homemade Truffle Fries – Next Level French Fries

Elevate your food game with this simple yet sophisticated recipe for Homemade Truffle Fries. With just a handful of ingredients, you can transform everyday french fries into a gourmet treat.

The rich aroma of truffle oil, paired with the crispiness of perfectly fried potatoes, creates a delicious side dish. These truffle fries are an ideal complement to main courses such as caramelized blue cheese burger, a flavorful chicken bacon ranch sandwich, or a perfectly cooked sous vide ribeye.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking to make an ordinary meal extraordinary, this truffle fries recipe is a guaranteed way to impress and delight.

Why You Need This Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe

Unbeatable Flavor Combination: The blend of rich truffle oil and savory Parmesan cheese takes these fries from simple to sensational. Each bite is a gourmet experience, transforming humble fries into a standout dish that steals the show.

The Perfect Crunch: Thanks to the process of soaking the potatoes and double frying them, these truffle fries achieve an unparalleled level of crispiness. This technique in this recipe ensures a satisfying crunch in every bite, making these fries worth the extra effort.

Versatility for Various Occasions: Whether you’re setting the table for a special dinner, gathering with friends, or just craving something indulgent, these truffle fries are the perfect fit. They complement a wide range of main dishes and elevate any dining experience.

A Gourmet Touch at Home: By incorporating luxurious truffle oil, this recipe allows you to recreate a high-end culinary delight in your own kitchen. It’s a simple way to bring a sophisticated twist to your meals and impress your guests with your cooking prowess.

Ingredients for truffle fries: potatoes, parmesan cheese, oil, salt, garlic, truffle oil, parsley.

Ingredients

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for the homemade truffle fries. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details. 

  • Russet Potatoes. A high starch potato that is ideal for french fries.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Peanut or Vegetable Oil. For frying.
  • Parmesan Cheese. Freshly grated is best.
  • Truffle Oil. For an alternative to expensive truffle oil, you can use this parmesan truffle garlic seasoning that I absolutely love. 
  • Parsley.
  • Seasonings. Salt and garlic powder.

Is it Authentic Truffle Oil?

Determining the authenticity of truffle oil can be tricky, as the market is flooded with both real and synthetic versions. Here are some tips to help you get the real deal truffle flavor.

  • Ingredients: Real truffle oil lists actual truffle as a primary ingredient. Avoid oils with “truffle aroma” or “flavor” as these are typically synthetic.
  • Aroma and Taste: Genuine truffle oil has a complex, earthy scent and flavor. Artificial versions often smell overpowering and less nuanced.
  • Price: Authentic truffle oil, being made with costly truffles, is generally more expensive. A low price might indicate a synthetic product.
  • Brand and Packaging: Opt for reputable brands and look for oils in dark glass bottles, which protect from light degradation.
  • Shelf Life: Real truffle oil has a shorter shelf life (about 6-12 months). Longer shelf life could indicate the presence of artificial ingredients.

With all that said, if you don’t mind the flavor of the synthetic stuff, then save some money and use that for your fries. No judgement here.

Homemade Truffle Fries Recipe Highlights

Here is a brief overview of the homemade truffle fries recipe.

Slicing potatoes into long thin strips for french fries.

Peel the potatoes, cut them into strips, and let them soak in cold water.

Tossing french fry slices with oil.

Drain the potatoes and toss them in olive oil. Cover the bowl and zap it in the microwave until tender.

Frying slices of potatoes in hot oil.

Fry the potatoes in batches for the crispiest fries (check the recipe card for all the details).

Tossing french fries with parmesan cheese, truffle oil, and parsley.

Toss the hot fries with truffle oil and all the seasonings.  

Tips For Success

  • Soaking the potatoes in cold water is optional but it will give the fries a crispier texture.
  • When you precook the potatoes, don’t let them get so tender that they fall apart. 
  • If you’re looking for a less expensive option for that truffle flavor, try using this Truffle & Black Garlic Seasoning. It is good on fries, mashed potatoes, chicken, pasta, and so much more.
Dipping truffle oil fries in a dish of ketchup.

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Truffle fries on a plate with a dish of ketchup.

Truffle Fries

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Truffle fries are a gourmet twist on a classic side dish that will elevate any meal. By frying them twice, the fries get extra crispy on the outside while staying soft and fluffy on the inside. Drizzling a generous amount of truffle oil over the fries adds an earthy flavor, and freshly grated parmesan cheese takes them to the next level.

Ingredients

For the Potatoes

  • 3 pounds Russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 quarts Peanut or vegetable oil for frying

For the Parmesan Truffle Seasoning (or see notes)

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt or 1-½ teaspoons truffle salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

Pre-Cook The Fries

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into ½-inch thick fries and place them in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes or overnight (this helps remove excess starch and makes the fries extra crisp). 
  2. Drain the potatoes and add them to a large microwavable bowl. Toss them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. 
  3. Zap them in the microwave for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender but still slightly firm (thick-cut fries will need longer). Stop the microwave a few times and shake the fries around to prevent them from sticking to each other. 

Fry the Potatoes

  1. Add some oil to a large deep fryer or a Dutch oven until it is at least 2 inches deep. Heat the oil over medium heat to 375°F. 
  2. Add half of the potatoes to the hot oil and fry for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Gently stir the potatoes as they fry so they don’t stick to each other. 
  3. Transfer the fries to paper towels to drain. Bring the fryer back up to 375°F before adding the next batch of fries. 
  4. Return the first batch of fries to the fryer and fry them again to give them an extra crispy crunch. They will only need to fry for 1 to 3 minutes the second time. Repeat. 
  5. Place the hot fries in a wide, large bowl and toss them with Parmesan cheese, truffle oil, parsley, salt, and garlic powder. 

Notes

  • Soaking the potatoes in cold water is optional but it will give the fries a crispier texture.
  • When you precook the potatoes, don’t let them get so tender that they fall apart. 
  • Another option to season the fries is to use Epicurean Specialty Truffle Parmesan & Black Garlic Seasoning. We found this seasoning in Costco and Walmart. It is less expensive than purchasing truffle oil and it has a great flavor. If you want to try it, use 3 to 5 tablespoons of the seasoning to toss with the fries instead of the truffle oil, salt, and Parmesan listed above. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 618mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is a guideline only. It is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandson or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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