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Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe

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Fresh russet potatoes, salty parmesan cheese, savory minced garlic, and earthy truffle oil combine to create these tasty, crispy parmesan truffle fries. These easy baked french fries are packed with intense flavor and make a delicious snack or side dish. You’ll also find a vegan variation as well as tips on how to make truffle fries in the air fryer or deep fryer if you’d like!

crispy easy homemade baked parmesan truffle fries recipe with garlic

I’m a huge fan of french fries! Jicama fries, sweet potato fries, and even frozen fries are popular side dishes in my home. But when I want to switch things up, I love making these parmesan truffle fries!

One bite of these garlic truffle fries and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to french fry heaven. They are so much better than anything you will get at a fast food restaurant and healthier too – since they’re lower in fat and are made with all natural ingredients!

This garlic truffle fries recipe is also naturally gluten free, because potatoes and all of the seasonings are gluten free. In general, fries are gluten free as long as they have been prepared in an area where cross-contamination with gluten won’t occur.

These parmesan frites make a fun appetizer or snack to share. You can serve these cheesy fries alongside a wide variety of dishes! Try them paired with sandwiches like this kale and caramelized onion veggie panini or vegan pastrami sandwich, as a side for these black bean quinoa burgers, or with a few smaller dishes like this Italian chickpea soup and air fryer pizza rolls!

One of the best things about this recipe is how delicious and versatile it is! The amazing flavor from the real truffle oil, parmesan cheese, and minced garlic perfectly combine to create a fry that’s decadent and addictive. 

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Best way to use up leftover potatoes
  • An elegant twist on a classic side dish
  • Great recipe for feeding a crowd
  • An easy way to elevate the regular french fry
  • Naturally gluten free and vegetarian, with a vegan option
  • Packed with natural truffle flavor
  • Best homemade truffle fries ever!

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🥘 Ingredients

This easy parmesan truffle fries recipe requires simple ingredients found at most grocery stores. If you’re having trouble finding a bottle of truffle oil, food specialty stores will typically have that ingredient!

ingredients for easy homemade baked parmesan truffle fries recipe with garlic
  • Idaho Russet Potatoes: These common baking potatoes make the best crispy french fries. You’ll want medium russet potatoes as they’ll be easy to slice into potato wedges.
  • Minced Garlic: This fresh aromatic spice gives these truffle frites the best flavor.
  • Olive Oil: Used to coat your fresh cut fries before they go into the oven. 
  • Good Truffle Oil: White or black truffle oil will work; black truffle oil is more earthy and robust whereas white truffle oil has a spicy, onion-like flavor. You just want to buy a natural truffle oil that is high quality — it’s a great investment because all you need is one tablespoon truffle oil for this recipe – a little truffle oil goes a long way for these truffle and parmesan chips!
  • Parmesan Cheese: The sharp, distinctive flavor of this cheese helps to round out the earthy umami flavors of the truffle oil and garlic. Just be sure to buy grated parmesan cheese made with vegetarian rennet to keep this simple baked french fry recipe vegetarian.
  • Truffle Fries Seasoning: A teaspoon of garlic powder, some flaky sea salt, and a generous pinch of fresh parsley are the perfect finishes for these truffle and parmesan fries. 

🔪 Instructions

Baked truffle fries are super easy to make! Here’s how to make truffle style fries in the oven:

Prepare your potatoes by thoroughly washing them and chopping them into long 1/2 inch strips. Place fries in a large bowl. You don’t have to peel potatoes before making fries, in fact, I like the texture that the potato skins provide!

potatoes cut on a cutting board

Coat your fries with a little drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, garlic powder, salt, and half of your parmesan cheese. Toss until each fry is thoroughly coated in your spice mixture. 

potatoes and seasonings in a bowl

Transfer your seasoned fries to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and spread into a single layer. 

sliced potatoes on a baking shete

Bake your truffle parm fries in a 400°F / 200°C oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish your homemade french fries with a drizzle of truffle oil, the remaining parmesan cheese, and a pinch of fresh parsley. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy! 

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How To Make Truffle Fries In A Deep Fryer

Looking to make a more traditional french fry? Try deep frying these parmesan truffle fries! Here’s how to make this recipe in a deep fryer:

  1. Prep your potatoes, cut into sticks (according to the directions above).
  2. Soak your potatoes in cold water for a couple minutes to remove some of the starch content.
  3. Fill a large pot about halfway full with a high-temperature cooking oil (like coconut oil, avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil). Heat the oil – you’ll want the to be about 300-350 degrees F.
  4. To your hot oil, slowly add your unseasoned fries a handful at a time and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. You’ll likely need to cook them in a few batches. The longer you cook them, the more brown and crispy they will get!
  5. Remove your golden fries from the oil with a slotted spoon, drip dry, and drain by placing them on paper towels to remove excessive oil.
  6. Transfer to a bowl, coat in minced garlic, truffle oil, parmesan cheese, salt, and fresh parsley until the truffle pommes frites are evenly covered. Serve and enjoy! 

How To Make Truffle French Fries In The Air Fryer

To make these crispy fries in the air fryer, prepare and season your potatoes as normal. Instead of placing the fries on a baking sheet, transfer them to the basket of an air fryer. Air fry your garlic parmesan truffle fries at 375°F for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Make a big batch: This parmesan truffle fries recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd or large family. 
  • There’s no need to peel your potatoes before chopping; the skin will crisp up nicely in the oven. 
  • To properly cut your potatoes, place each potato on its end and cut down lengthwise into thin slices. From here, cut each slice into fry shapes (about 1/3-1/2 inch wide)
  • Make sure to keep your truffled parmesan fries spaced evenly on the baking sheet – you don’t want them touching each other or piled on top of each other, or they won’t get crispy! Truffled pomme frites placed in a single layer on the baking sheet will result in crispy fries. Fries bunched up, or piled on the baking sheet will steam your fries and make them soggy.
  • The truffle oil you use matters! You want to find an all natural truffle oil vs. a synthetic truffle oil. The natural truffle oil will have a more complex flavor and won’t be as pungent, while a synthetic truffle oil will be stronger and will have a more pungent, one-note type flavor.

📖 Variations

  • Make Greek Fries: Add some chopped cherry tomatoes, diced onions, and crumbled feta on top to turn these into Mediterranean inspired fries!
  • Different Spices: You can also easily switch up the flavor of these garlic truffle fries by getting creative with seasonings and garnishes! A splash of fresh lemon juice, a dash of ground pepper, or a sprinkle of truffle salt can take these fries to the next level!
  • Vegan Truffle French Fries: Just use a vegan parmesan cheese and youll have vegan parm fries!
  • Use A Different Cheese: You can make truffle asiago fries by switching out the parm for asiago, or try other sharp cheeses like a sharp cheddar, pepperjack, or even gruyere.

❓Recipe FAQs

What are truffles?

Truffles are a rare type of mushroom found on tree roots. Real truffles come in two varieties – black truffles and white truffles. The former is known for being more potent and earthy tasting while the latter tends to be a bit milder and spicy. These edible fungi are considered a delicacy and are commonly added to dishes in the form of thin slices or a finishing oil.

What are truffle fries made of? What is the difference between truffle fries and regular fries?

Truffle fries are typically made of truffle oil, salt, garlic and olive oil. We also add parmesan to these fries and some fresh herbs for additional flavor. The difference between truffle fries and regular fries is the addition of truffles, of course! Truffled fries are simply regular fries, seasoned with truffle oil and other spices, and oftentimes cheese to elevate their flavor.

What does truffle oil taste like?

The taste of truffles and truffle oil is very distinct – this type of fungi has an earthy, nutty, musky, meaty, savory flavor – all of which they bring to this easy recipe! Truffle parmesan fries take on this same earthy favor, but also have a crispy outside and creamy inside, and a sharp bite thanks to the added parmesan cheese!

How do you store truffle french fries?

These baked truffle french fries taste the best when they’re fresh out of the oven. If you have leftover fries you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days but they won’t taste as good reheated (even if you heat them in the oven).

The good news is, however, that you can prep these truffle garlic fries ahead of time, pop them in the freezer, and have them ready to bake any time you’re craving hot homemade fries! 

To do this, prepare and season your potatoes as normal. Allow your potatoes to dry slightly before placing in a ziplock bag and storing in the freezer for up to 6 months. Bake your frozen fries in 425°F / 220°C oven for 25 minutes and garnish with the truffle oil, parmesan and parsley right before serving.

easy homemade baked parmesan truffle fries recipe with garlic

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Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe

Fresh russet potatoes, salty parmesan cheese, savory minced garlic, and earthy truffle oil combine to create these tasty, crispy parmesan truffle fries. These easy baked french fries are packed with intense flavor and make a delicious snack or side dish. You'll also find a vegan variation as well as tips on how to make truffle fries in the air fryer or deep fryer if you'd like!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 10
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 3 large baking potatoes (russet potatoes)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil
  • cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh parsley and ketchup for serving optional

Instructions

To Make In The Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF / 200ºC and line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the potatoes and cut them into fries’ shape.
  • Place the cut potatoes into a mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, salt and half of the parmesan.
  • Mix until all potatoes are coated.
  • Transfer onto a baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown on top. You can flip the fries halfway through baking.
  • Once the fries are baked, drizzled with truffle oil, rest of the parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
  • Serve immediately with ketchup or any other sauce you like.

To Deep Fry

  • Prep your potatoes, cut into sticks (according to the directions above).
  • Soak your potatoes in cold water for a couple minutes to remove some of the starch content.
  • Fill a large pot about halfway full with a high-temperature cooking oil (like coconut oil, avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil). Heat the oil – you'll want the to be about 300-350 degrees F.
  • To your hot oil, slowly add your unseasoned fries a handful at a time and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. The longer you cook them, the more brown and crispy they will get!
  • Remove your golden fries from the oil with a slotted spoon, drip dry, and drain by placing them on paper towels to remove excessive oil.
  • Transfer to a bowl, coat in minced garlic, truffle oil, parmesan cheese, salt, and fresh parsley until the fries are evenly covered. Serve and enjoy! 

To Air Fry

  • To make these crispy fries in the air fryer, prepare and season your potatoes as normal. Instead of placing the fries on a baking sheet, transfer them to the basket of an air fryer. Air fry your garlic parmesan truffle fries at 375°F for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Notes

  • You can double the ingredients if you want a bigger portion!
  • Make sure to choose a vegetarian parmesan cheese (with vegetarian rennet) to keep this recipe veggie friendly.
  • To cut the potato into fries place the potato on side and cut side down into thin slices. Then cut slices into fries. (See video instructions)

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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20 responses to “Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe”

  1. I made these fries last night with our burgers and my whole family loved them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!5 stars

  2. This recipe is one of my favourites. Can’t beat the combination of parmesan cheese and truffle flavours.5 stars

  3. It’s officially my favourite fries recipe! Just the right amount of truffle not to overpower, and the fries turned out deliciously crispy too!5 stars

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