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Easy Parmesan Truffle Fries

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You don’t have to drop serious dough to feel a little fancy. I mean, sometimes it’s nice for a special occasion…or Tuesday. But adulting is hard, and that means sticking to a budget. Well, fret not. You too can enjoy the flavors of the elusive truffle without breaking the bank. Let’s talk about restaurant style fries on the dime at home. Cafe Bistro du your house.

Parmesan Truffle Fries

This weekend was positively A+. Friday brought sunny skies and temperatures of almost 75°….in February. In Massachusetts.  Saturday we took full advantage, fired up the smoker and cleaned up the back yard. In a beautiful husband/wife dual attack we team-worked our way to smoking 6 racks of St. Louis style pork ribs with our favorite BBQ spice rub and a new recipe for fire-roasted poblano chicken wings.

Be still my summer loving’ heart.

Parmesan Truffle Fries

With the taste of Spring and Summer weather, my mind is dreaming of lunches on Boston patios, people watching tourists and snacking on delectable bites. We still have a ways to go before sunny summer days are here for good, but we can still have the delectable bites! A sandwich and crispy fries are a no-brainer when it comes to quality lunch. Especially when there’s an upgrade to truffle fries. The earthy, rich, mushroom flavor adds so much to crispy potato goodness.

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Truffles….what gives?

What’s the big deal with truffles? If you’re into the tasting menu restaurant scene, or if you’re obsessed with watching ‘Chef’s Table’ on Netflix like me, you’ve watched these weird looking lumps being thinly shaved over plates with delicate care.

Truffles are technically a type of fungi found growing near the root of the tree, most predominantly produced in France. Originally found in nature, farmers used ‘fungivores’ to sniff out the truffles. Fast forward a bit and you will find truffle fields planted throughout certain areas of France, however, its production has never reclaimed the peak in the 1900s after both world wars.

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Truffle Oil

Now that we’ve had our history lesson, we can get down to the nitty gritty of this post. Let’s make some fries.

The key component in these easy truffle fries is, drum roll please, truffle oil. There are a variety of truffle oils available. A few favorites are hidden on my shelves, like the Fam brand picked up at Tuscan Market. But if you’re not local, I’ve had success with the  TruffleHunter White Truffle Oil (3.38 Oz) available on Amazon.

Making the truffles fries is very simple. Use your favorite brand of french fries that you know will cook up crispy. I love the Alexia brand. This is not a sponsored post, I just find their products very reliable and delicious. Use what works best for you!

Cook to the package directions, toss with truffle oil, fresh parmesan and parsley. Recook for just 5 minutes to recrisp after the addition of the truffle oil – no one likes a soggy fry. You’ll be dining al fresco, lunching gourmet in no time.

Bon appétit mon cher! (See, we’re already fancy.)

Parmesan Truffle Fries

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Parmesan Truffle Fries

Easy Parmesan Truffle Fries

Restaurant style truffle fries are easier (and less expensive) than you think!  Make this bistro side dish for your next sandwich night!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 28- ounce bag Alexia House Cut Fries
  • 3 tbsp Truffle Infused Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese fresh grated
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 3 tbsp Italian Parsley fresh chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.  Lay fries in an even layer on a baking sheet.  Cook per package instructions, 18-22 minutes.
  • Once fries are cooked and slightly crispy, immediately transfer fries to a large mixing bowl.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, salt and drizzle with truffle oil.*  Toss ingredients together in box, using tongs to ensure fries are coated evenly. 
  • Layer back on sheet pan and return to oven for an additional 5 minutes to recrisp.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and lightly toss to even distribute.  Serve alongside your favorite sandwich or burger!

Notes

*Link(s) in blog text for recommended truffle infused olive oils.

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Mojoblogs

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

This looks really good. Very mouth-watering. Definitely going to try this. Thanks!

Stephanie Bills

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Ugh I die for french fries. They are my ultimate weakness and comfort food. These sounds, and look, incredible! I will definitely have to save this recipe for later

Alexis

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

These sounds absolutely delicious! I'm all about french fries, especially ones that have flavor besides the original french fries!

Cait Weingartner

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

These fries looks amazing! I love taking old, familiar foods, making a couple changes and taking it to a whole new level. I can't wait to try these very soon. Thanks for sharing!

Christie Brown

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Oh my gosh I'm dead! I'm the biggest fan of fries haha. This recipe sounds amazing, and super easy to follow. I'm definitely saving this page for use some time soon!

Christie's Take on Life. xx