Truffle Fries – Easy Oven Baked Gourmet Fries

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Truffle Fries are a fun and easy twist on french fries that are full of irresistible flavor! A drizzle of truffle oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan, parsley, and sea salt make these oven-baked fries absolutely heavenly!

These gourmet fries are so good, you’ll make them again and again! Dip them in this easy Truffle Aioli and your life will change for the better.

truffle fries in a white bowl

Originally shared in 2010, updated April 19, 2021 with fresh content.

I’m so excited to update my Truffle Fries recipe! It was originally shared in 2010 using a Microsoft Word designed recipe card. I felt it was time we give this delicious recipe we frequently enjoy new life!

We fell in love with Truffle Fries when we lived in Kansas City and they were served at the now-defunct restaurant Blanc. I’ve served them at countless weddings and events for a late night snack or an incredible starter.

Since then, we’ve been serving them up at home as an easy appetizer or side dish!

Of course, you could pull out your deep fryer, but that’s a whole lot of fuss and mess you can easily avoid. Not to mention, baking your Truffle Fries prevents your home from smelling like grease and makes them so much healthier.

Baked Truffle Fries are easy to make! They’re baked until slightly crisp and golden brown.

gourmet fries with Parmesan and parsley on a sheet pan

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What are Truffle Fries?

Truffle Fries are thin, hand-cut french fries with a hint of truffle oil often served with grated parmesan, parsley, and a bit of sea salt. They’re seriously addicting, and absolutely delicious!

Truffle fries on a sheet pan, topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

What are Truffles?

Truffles (the mushroom variety, not to be confused with the chocolate confection) are premium mushrooms throughout France and Italy.

They are super valuable, and a little pricey, because truffles are so rare and hard to find. But that’s what makes them so divine!

Truffle oil is actually made with a compound of the oil from truffles. It’s a base of olive oil, infused with the powerful scent and fragrance of truffle oil. It doesn’t take much… a little truffle oil goes a long way!

Why You’ll Love these Truffle Fries

  • Easy to make
  • Healthier than traditional “fried” fries
  • Full of earthy flavor
  • Great for an appetizer or a side dish
fries in a white bowl

Truffle Fry Ingredients

  • Potatoes – Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes work well, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Truffle Oil – Truffle oil is olive oil infused with truffle flavor for a subtle but delicious truffle flavor. Use a high-quality truffle oil for the best flavor. I tend to use white truffle oil that is made with white truffles for a subtle, garlicky flavor, but you can use black truffle oil if you prefer. Black truffle oil has a powerful, earthy aroma and flavor. If your local grocer doesn’t carry it, you can find truffle oil in specialty food stores, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma and of course, Amazon.
  • Parmesan – Fresh grated parmesan from a block is always my go to. Finely grated or shredded parmesan works best with fries.
  • Sea Salt – Thick flakes of sea salt add amazing flavor to truffle fries. Use salt from a grinder, if possible.
  • Parsley – Fresh parsley, to garnish. It adds so much color to this pretty appetizer or side dish.

Variations

  • Top with different cheese
  • Add a variety of fresh herbs. Try chopped basil, rosemary, thyme or oregano.
  • Use a variety of dips! Try truffle aioli or any fabulous aioli for more fun.
Truffle fries on a sheet. pan, topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

How to Make Truffle Fries

  1. Prep – Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Spray a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Clean potatoes. I leave the skin on, but you can peel it if you’d prefer.
  2. Cut Potatoes Into Strips – Using a sharp knife, cut potatoes into slices, then into thin equal strips so they bake evenly. You can also use a mandoline or potato slicer if you have one or make them often.
    sliced potatoes on a sheet pan
  3. Line the sheet with a single layer of potatoes. If need be, use two baking sheets. Placing the potatoes in a single layer ensures even browning.
  4. Bake 15 minutes on the lower rack so they crisp up.
  5. Flip fries and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until they’re golden brown and to the desired crispness.
  6. Toss hot fries with a touch of truffle oil or drizzle on top of the baking sheet. A little goes a long way!
    Truffle fries on a sheet. pan, topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.
  7. Garnish with Parmesan, parsley and sea salt.

Simple. Delicious. Heavenly.

How to Garnish Gourmet Fries

These truffle fries are incredible on their own, but a little fresh cracked sea salt and freshly grated Parmesan take them over the top to make Parmesan truffle fries.

Freshly grated parmesan from a wedge offers better flavor than pre-grated parmesan. It’s worth the 30-second effort! If you want to add a little color, you can top them with fresh parsley as well.

fries with Parmesan and parsley on a sheet pan
What do truffle fries taste like?

These baked truffle fries taste very much like the restaurant truffle fries of your dreams, but instead of unhealthy frying, they are baked.

With a hint of truffle flavor from the oil, they have just the right aroma and texture. Add a little salt and cheese and it’s a win win situation!

Is truffle oil really made from truffles?

Truffle oil is a little controversial in the foodie world, because most truffle oil is only made to impart the taste of truffles… it doesn’t contain any actual truffles.

However, it’s as close as many of us will ever get to real truffles, so enjoy your truffle flavoring however you’d like!

Truffle fries on a sheet. pan, topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Tips for Gourmet Fries

  1. Soak strips in cold water after cutting for 30 minutes to reduce starch.
  2. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Broil the last 30 seconds to crisp.
  4. Consistency – Consistency is key when cutting fries so they bake evenly.

To Store

  • Room Temperature – you can leave these fries out while serving for up to an hour or two. Of course, they are best when served hot and toasty right out of the oven.
  • Refrigerator – You can refrigerate these fries for up to four days. Reheat by crisping back up in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Freezer – Place in a freezer bag and freeze up to three months. Reheat on stovetop over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of oil, in a preheated oven for 7-10 minutes.

Dietary Considerations

  • gluten free
  • nut free
  • dairy free (eliminate the parmesan)
  • vegan

How to Serve

These oven-baked fries are amazing on their own, but I never resist an opportunity to dip! You’ll love these gourmet truffle fries with:

Gourmet fries with Parmesan make an easy appetizer for game day and Super Bowl parties. They are also a great side dish for Burgers, Easy French Dip with Au JusBarefoot Contessa Marinated SteakHam and Cheese SlidersSteak Sliders and more!

Truffle fries on a sheet pan, topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

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Truffle Fries

Author: Julie Blanner
Truffle Fries are a fun and easy twist on french fries that are full of irresistible flavor! A drizzle of truffle oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan, parsley, and sea salt make these oven-baked fries absolutely heavenly! These gourmet fries are so good, you'll make them again and again!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 potatoes russet or yukon gold
  • 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Cut potatoes into slices and then into thin equal strips.
  • Optional: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Line baking sheet with a single layer of potatoes.
  • Bake 15 minutes on lowest rack. Flip. 
  • Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until they reach the desired crispness.
  • Toss hot fries in truffle oil or drizzle over fries on the sheet pan.
  • Add fresh grated parmesan, parsley, and sea salt.

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Notes

Substitutions

  • Potatoes – Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes work well, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Truffle Oil – Truffle oil is olive oil infused with real truffles for a subtle but delicious truffle flavor. Use a high-quality truffle oil for the best flavor. I tend to use white truffle oil that is made with white truffles for a subtle, garlicky flavor, but you can use black truffle oil if you prefer. Black truffle oil has a powerful, earthy aroma and flavor.
  • Parmesan – Fresh grated parmesan from a block is always my go to. Finely grated or shredded parmesan works best with fries. Substitute Grana Padano or Asiago.

Tips To Make Fries Crispy

  1. Soak strips in cold water after cutting for 30 minutes to reduce starch.
  2. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Broil the last 30 seconds to crisp.

Additional Tips

Consistency – Consistency is key when cutting fries so they bake evenly.

To Store

Freeze – Place in a freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. Reheat on stovetop over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of oil, in a preheated oven for 7-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories:55kcalCarbohydrates:9gProtein:2gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gCholesterol:1mgSodium:422mgPotassium:293mgFiber:2gSugar:1gVitamin A:65IUVitamin C:8.9mgCalcium:41mgIron:2.3mg
5 from 5 votes
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