Next level flavor straight out of your own kitchen! These crispy oven baked truffle fries are easy to make and are great for a side dish or appetizer. Many grocery stores carry truffle oil, but if you can’t find it, try a gourmet or high end food store. Worst comes to worst, you can always order some from the interwebs!
This recipe involves making your own homemade french fries in the oven, but I also provide variations below for using store-bought frozen fries, or your own deep fryer or air fryer.
Recipe ingredient substitutions
Russet potato substitutions: I find that russet potatoes work best for making homemade truffle fries, but you can use any type of potato such as yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes or even sweet potatoes for that matter.
Truffle oil substitutions: There are a number of different kinds of truffle oil including white truffle oil and black truffle oil. Use whatever you have for this recipe. Alternatively, you can buy whole white truffles or black truffles and shave them into a neutral oil to make your own natural truffle oil.
Olive oil substitutions: Instead of using olive oil to bake your fries, swap it out for any other cooking oil of choice.
Salt substitutions: Instead of using sea salt, for some additional truffle flavor you can also use truffle salt.
Make air fryer truffle fries: Using your air fryer is an easy and fast way to make your own fries. Put your cut, soaked and dried fries into your air fryer basket and air fry them for about 25 minutes. This cooking time is based on using the Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven, but I imagine most air fryers are similar. Check the manual for the one that you have before you bake them.
Make deep-fried truffle fries: If you like greasier, crispier fries you can use your deep fryer. Follow the instructions in your deep fryer manual.
Use store-bought frozen fries: An easy way to speed up this recipe is by using store-bought frozen fries. Simply follow the directions on the package for baking the fries in the oven, and then at the end add a drizzle of truffle oil and sea salt and you are done!
Make garlic truffle fries: Sprinkle some garlic powder on your fries before baking them.
The best dips to serve these with are:
- garlic aioli
- awesome sauce! (a mixture of half ketchup and half mayonnaise)
These fries do not make for good leftovers in my experience, so I highly suggest eating them all up while fresh! But if you want to store your leftover fries, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. When you are ready to eat them again, reheat them in the oven, toaster oven or air fryer to help crisp them up again.
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Truffle Fries Recipe
- Fries cutter (or large knife)
- Large plate
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- Wash and peel your potatoes. Or if you like the potato skins on, skip this step.
- Using your fries cutter, cut your fries using the medium setting. If you prefer shoestring fries, use the smaller setting for thin strips. However, just note that the cooking times in this recipe are based on using medium cut fries. If you cut your fries really thin, reduce the cooking time by a bit. Or if you use the larger setting, your fries may need more time in the oven. If you do not have a fries cutter, use a large knife to cut your potatoes into long strips.
- Transfer your sliced potatoes into a large mixing bowl with cold water. This will help remove excess starch. Leave the fries to sit for 15 – 30 minutes.
- Drain your fries and put them on a large plate with paper towels to soak up the excess water.
- Transfer your cut fries over into a large dry bowl and toss them with 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- Place a wire cooling rack on top of your large baking sheet and put your cut and oiled fries on the wire rack in a single layer. This helps the fries get crispy on all sides. Alternatively, you can also just place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet without the cooling rack.
- Bake your fries at 400°F for about 20 minutes. Then raise your oven temperature up to 425°F and bake for another 20 minutes (40 minutes in total). Once your fries are done cooking they should be crispy and golden brown.
- Optional: place fries on a large plate with paper towels if you want to soak up excess oil.
- Transfer your cooked fries into a large dry bowl. Drizzle your truffle oil over the fries and then toss them to make sure the oil is evenly distributed. Sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon of salt and then toss them again. Please note that there are varying levels of quality when it comes to truffle oil. If you have a really good truffle oil, you may need less than 1 tablespoon because of its robust flavor. If you are using a lower quality truffle oil, use up to 1 tablespoon or more.
- Serve immediately and enjoy! Feel free to garnish with diced up fresh parsley (or other fresh herbs) and/or parmesan cheese (vegan or regular).
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Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. She shares her gluten free, dairy free & allergy friendly recipes.