12 French fries with truffle oil recipes: Not your usual deep-fried potatoes

It’s time to pick a side dish for your next family dinner. You want to try something unique that you’ve never done before, but it’s hard to choose something that seems easy, right?

I understand! I’ve been in the same position plenty of times in the past.

It’s tough to pick a side dish for your tasty meals that won’t take just as long to create as the entrée but still isn’t the same old boring side as always, isn’t it?

I have a great suggestion for you when you find yourself in this situation: truffle fries!

If you’ve been paying much attention to popular trends in dining in recent years, you’ve probably come across truffle oil French fries before. You may have even had them in a restaurant on a special occasion, and if so, you already know just how delicious and incredible they can really be.

But you might be wondering how something as fancy as truffle oil fries can really be easy to make, right?

Don’t worry! With the tips and tricks I have listed below, you’ll be preparing the best French fries with truffle oil you’ve ever experienced, even if you’ve never made fries from scratch before. You’ll be provided with plenty of information to choose the best truffle oil, as well as tips on how to prepare your potatoes

Following that, you’ll be given twelve of my favorite truffle fry recipe to help you get started. In the end of the article, I’ll even tell you my number one pick for the best truffle oil fries recipe on the list, so you never have to wonder where to begin.

So let’s get started! Your journey into the world of truffle fries is about to begin.

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Best Flavor in Your Fries

Making your own French fries can be a little bit of a challenge if you’ve never given it a try before. It might sound a bit tricky, too, but don’t worry! It’s not too hard once you get the hang of it. Pay close attention to these tips and tricks for how to make your French fries taste great and reach the right consistency, and you won’t have a problem when it comes time to working through the recipe of your choice.

  • Pick the right type of potato. The more starch your potato has, the better, and if it’s already started to dry up a little bit that can even work in your favor. The best type of potatoes to use for French fries are russet potatoes, but you can also use Idaho potatoes with a great result too. Sweet potatoes can be used for bake truffle fries, but they don’t fry as well.
  • Save the truffle oil for the end. When it come to French fries truffle oil should almost always be added at the last step. Adding it during or before the frying process won’t allow it to adhere to the potatoes well, and you’ll be left without the truffle taste you’re looking for.
  • Rinsing your potatoes first is key to getting a crispy French fry. This helps remove the starch, so letting them soak can remove even more if you have time to do it.
  • However, it’s also very important to remember to dry your potatoes thoroughly before you try to fry them in hot oil. If you put a potato that is full of water into hot oil, it’s going to splash badly and could be potentially dangerous. The potato also won’t crisp well, so you’ll be left with a possibly painful situation resulting in a bad French fry.
  • Frying your potatoes twice is a great way to get that perfect crisp every time. Fry them once to blanch them, and then a second time to crisp them up on the outside.
  • For almost every truffle fry recipe, it doesn’t matter whether or not you peel your potatoes, leave the skin on, or leave parts of the skin and peel the rest. Unless the recipe specifically states one way or the other, you can make your potatoes however you choose.

How to Choose the Right Truffle Oil

Choosing the right truffle oil is a key part of making incredible truffle fries. Remember that there’s a process when it comes to picking truffle oil that works well for your needs, and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with this product before you get started.

  • Unfortunately, truffle oil is not always as legitimate a product as it sounds like it should be. In many instances, a product labeled as truffle oil actually contains no real truffles or truffle essence at all. It is often made from olive oil that has been treated with chemicals to replicate the taste of truffles. In these instances, there are no benefits from using truffle oil, and the flavor itself is false.
  • However, this is not always true of every truffle oil! Most of the time, the very cheap oils are the ones that contain no real truffle. Check the label and list of ingredients carefully to figure out which oils contain real truffle.
  • Many truffle oils will have a few pieces of real truffle left in the bottom of the bottle to prove that they are made from the real thing. These are the best choices if you’re looking for a high-quality truffle oil that’s never going to be anything less than a real truffle product.
  • You can use white or black truffle oil for fries in most cases, but recipes will usually specify which one works better. White truffle oil is much lighter in flavor and has a bit of a garlic taste to it, while black truffle oil is very rich and works well when making fries for hearty meat dishes.

1. Three Ingredient Truffle Fries

This recipe gives you a great opportunity to test your skills at making truffle fries without having to get too extreme right away. With only three ingredients, you are sure to be able to complete this recipe in a short amount of time and serve up an incredible batch of truffle fries your whole family will love. Best of all, since this recipe doesn’t include much, it’s the cheapest way to make truffle fries on a budget!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 3

truffle oil french fries

source: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/truffled-french-fries-230655

Ingredients

  • Peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp black truffle oil
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes

Procedure

1. Place paper towels down onto two separate baking sheets.

2. Place a candy thermometer on the side of a large pot with a heavy bottom, making sure not to let the thermometer touch the bottom of the pot.

3. Pour peanut oil into the pot to about three inches deep.

4. Heat oil over medium until it reaches a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. While oil is heating, peel your potatoes and cut into thick strips.

6. Pat the potatoes dry with clean fabric kitchen towels.

7. Add potatoes in batches to the oil and fry them, stirring often, for about 3 minutes for each batch.

8. Drain on lined baking sheets.

9. Heat oil again to reach 365 degrees Fahrenheit and repeat the process of cooking the potatoes in batches and letting them drain.

10. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and drizzle with black truffle oil.

11. Toss to coat well.

12. Serve.

2. Parsley-Truffle Fries

Are you looking for a way to spice up your truffle fries without making them too extreme? Try taking them up to the next level of flavor with this easy and delicious recipe. It won’t take you much longer to prepare than the Three Ingredient Truffles listed above, but it can provide you with a complex layer of taste you’re sure to love in every bite. Serve it up with light sandwiches for the perfect brunch feast.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 3

french fries with truffle oil

source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/247267/parmesan-truffle-fries/

Ingredients

  • Peanut oil
  • 4 large potatoes
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tsp black truffle oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tsp fresh minced parsley

Procedure

1. Slice your potatoes with a mandoline to about ½ inch thickness. Leave the skin on or peel—it’s up to you.

2. Soak the potatoes in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes, then drain and pat dry with a clean fabric kitchen towel.

3. Place a candy thermometer into a large heavy-bottomed pot and do not let it touch the bottom.

4. Pour oil into the pot to a depth of about 3 inches.

5. Heat oil to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Working in four sets, place potatoes carefully into hot oil and cook while stirring often for 2 minutes.

7. Remove to a towel to drain, then continue for the remaining batches of potatoes.

8. Increase the temperature of the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and repeat the process again, cooking your potatoes until they turn golden.

9. Place cooked fries into a bowl and drizzle with truffle oil.

10. Sprinkle with Parmesan, salt, and parsley, and toss to combine.

11. Serve.

3. Extra Truffled Truffle Fries

This recipe utilizes more truffle flavor to give you an incredible side dish you’ll never forget! When you really want to impress your friends and family, pull out this recipe and whip up a delicious dish of truffle fries that are packed with incredible taste and aroma from start to finish. Be sure to make it around the holidays to enjoy along with your leftover holiday meals!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: 3

white or black truffle oil for fries

source: http://steamykitchen.com/128-garlic-truffle-fries.html

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 cloves smashed garlic
  • 3 tsp black truffle oil
  • 1 tsp truffle salt
  • Peanut oil
  • Pecorino Romano cheese to taste

Procedure

1. Peel and slice potatoes into thick French fry strips.

2. Rinse potatoes several times in cold water until the water runs clear, then pat dry well with a clean kitchen towel.

3. Place a candy thermometer into a large heavy-bottomed pot and do not let it touch the bottom.

4. Pour oil into the pot to a depth of about 3 inches.

5. Heat oil to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Working in batches, cook potatoes for 2 minutes while stirring often, then remove and let drain.

7. Increase temperature of the oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and repeat the process until they cook golden brown.

8. Drizzle with truffle oil, season with truffle salt, and add cheese.

9. Toss to combine well.

10. Serve.

4. Healthier Truffle Fries

Are you looking for a version of truffle fries that won’t push you over your daily caloric intake? With this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy your fries guilt-free knowing you’ve made a healthier take on the traditional! This recipe incorporates baking instead of deep frying in order to give you the perfect crisp on your fries without having to overdo it on the oil. Cut back significantly on the use of fats in your fries when you make this version!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 2

french fries truffle oil

source: http://shewearsmanyhats.com/baked-truffle-fries-recipe/

Ingredients

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp white truffle oil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Procedure

1.  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Peel and slice your potatoes into thick French fry strips.

3. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer.

4. Drizzle over canola and sprinkle with salt. Toss to combine then spread into a single layer again.

5. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn with a spatula.

6. Bake for 10 minutes more.

7. Drizzle over truffle oil and sprinkle with parsley and black pepper.

8. Toss to combine flavors thoroughly.

9. Serve.

5. Truffle Oil Breakfast Fries

Breakfast fries—sometimes called breakfast potatoes or home fries—are a delicious way to start your morning off on the right foot. With this incredible version of breakfast fries, you’ll be able to chow down on robust truffle flavor first thing in the morning! This recipe is excellent to serve for brunches, especially if you pair it along with scrambled truffle eggs to give yourself and your guests even more to enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Difficulty: 4

truffle oil fries recipe

source: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/roasted_new_potatoes_with_caramelized_onions_and_truffle_oil/

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled and thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1 pound scrubbed new potatoes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white truffle oil

Procedure

1. Quarter your cleaned potatoes and place in a large roasting pan.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Season potatoes well with salt and pepper, then add the onions to the dish.

4. Pour over olive oil and toss to combine thoroughly.

5. Spread potatoes and onions into a single layer in the roasting pan.

6. Cook for 40 minutes.

7. Remove and drizzle with truffle oil. Toss to combine again.

8. Serve.

6. Thin Truffle Fries with Dipping Sauce

This recipe can help you create a batch of shoestring fries that are perfect for dipping! Although most of the time truffle fries are made thicker so as to soak up all the flavor of the truffle oil, this recipe calls for a thinner cut that makes the fries work well with the included dipping sauce. Be sure to make the sauce ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld nicely before serving it up at your next family get-together.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: 3

truffle oil fries

source: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kelsey-nixon/shoestring-fries-with-truffle-aioli.html

Ingredients

  • 2 large, cleaned potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove of grated garlic
  • 2 tbsp white truffle oil, divided
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Procedure

1. Using a mandoline, thinly julienne potatoes into shoestring fries.

2. Place a candy thermometer into a large heavy-bottomed pot and do not let it touch the bottom.

3. Pour oil into the pot to a depth of about 3 inches.

4. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Place potatoes in a bowl of cold water to soak while you prepare the sauce.

6. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise together with sour cream.

7. Add lemon zest, salt, pepper, and garlic, and whisk again.

8. Drizzle in 1 tbsp truffle oil and whisk again.

9. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

10. Drain potatoes and pat dry well with a clean fabric kitchen towel.

11. Place potatoes in hot oil in batches to fry for 3 minutes.

12. Remove potatoes and place in a large bowl.

13. Add chopped parsley, chopped rosemary, and additional 1 tbsp truffle oil.

14. Toss to combine well.

15. Serve.

7. Duck Fat Truffle Fries

Have you been looking for a way to fry your truffles to give them some of the most amazing flavors you’ve ever tasted? With this recipe, you can do all that and more! Fry your truffle fries in duck fat in order to bring out a new level of taste you’ve never before imagined. Duck fat is rich and hearty, and it goes very well with black or white truffle oil to create a perfect combination of flavors and aromas throughout your fries.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: 4

truffle oil french fries

source: http://the-cooking-of-joy.blogspot.com/2010/03/duck-fat-french-fries-with-rosemary.html

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • Duck fat
  • White truffle oil
  • Chopped fresh rosemary
  • Sea salt

Procedure

1. Scrub your potatoes clean and roughly slice them into thick fries.

2. Rinse potatoes well and then shake to dry.

3. Place potatoes in a large pan with a heavy bottom in a single layer.

4. Add enough duck fat to completely cover the fries.

5. Cook, uncovered, over low heat, making sure to loosen with a spatula every so often for even cooking.

6. When potatoes become tender, raise the temperature to medium-low and cook until crispy and golden.

7. Add fresh rosemary and cook for a couple more minutes.

8. Drain potatoes and drizzle with white truffle oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and toss to combine well.

9. Serve.

8. Healthy Truffle Turnip Fries

For an even healthier spin on truffle fries, try this recipe and see just how great turnip fries can really be! Slice up turnips just as you would slice potatoes for a traditional French fry recipe, and you’ll soon have a unique side dish that’s even better for you than baked truffle fries. Turnips are an excellent alternative to potatoes since they are of a similar texture but less starchy and full of carbs overall.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound turnips
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp black truffle oil

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Lightly grease a lined baking sheet.

3. Peel turnips. Slice into thick French fry pieces and place in a large skillet with about ½ inch of water.

4. Cover and steam turnips for 3 minutes or until slightly soft.

5. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil, and toss to combine well.

6. Spread into a single layer on baking sheet.

7. Cook for 20 minutes.

8. Drizzle with black truffle oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

9. Toss to combine, then bake fries again for 3 minutes more.

10. Serve.

9. Fast Truffle Fries with Aioli

With this recipe, you can prepare the perfect batch of truffle fries and make your own homemade aioli sauce to serve alongside them for dipping. The sauce is very easy to put together, and the fries don’t take much time at all to complete since you’ll be starting with frozen potatoes. Have a tasty side dish of fries with dipping sauce for your next weekend dinner and wait for your family to be amazed!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: 2

truffle fries with oil

source: http://www.justalittlebitofbacon.com/quick-and-easy-parmesan-truffle-fries/

Ingredients

  • 26oz frozen sliced potatoes for French fries, no salt added if possible
  • 2oz shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp white truffle oil
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp malt vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit with racks in the upper middle and lower middle.

2. Sprea d half of the bag of French fries onto each of two baking sheets.

3. Bake for 6 minutes.

4. Swap the location of the two trays and turn them both around front to back.

5. Bake for 6 minutes more.

6. Meanwhile, place the egg yolk in a small bowl and whisk together with 1 tsp malt vinegar and salt.

7. While constantly whisking, slowly drizzle in vegetable oil until sauce is thick.

8. Add paprika and additional malt vinegar and whisk again to combine well.

9. When fries are cooked, remove and toss with truffle oil, parsley, and Parmesan until combined well.

10. Serve with aioli sauce.

10. Tender Truffle Steak Fries

This recipe makes for a perfect side dish to any hearty piece of meat. Prepare a batch of these truffle steak fries and serve them alongside your favorite rustic entrée to create the perfect formal dinner without having to go too crazy with the ingredients. By following this recipe, you’ll have a juicy and flavorful batch of fries with minimal effort. Take note, however, that this recipe does take a little longer to complete than many of the others listed here.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: 4

steak truffle fries recipes

source: http://www.afamilyfeast.com/parmesan-truffle-fries/

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped fresh
  • 4 tbsp white truffle oil

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and scrub your potatoes well. Pat dry.

2. Do not peel the potatoes.

3. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise, and then slice the halves in half again lengthwise.

4. Slice quarters of potatoes into wedges to create 12 wedges per potato.

5. Toss potatoes in a large bowl along with salt, pepper, and olive oil.

6. Spread into a single layer on a baking sheet.

7. Cook for 15 minutes, then flip with a spatula and cook for 15 minutes more.

8. Drizzle with truffle oil and sprinkle with parsley. Toss to combine flavors well.

10. Serve.

11. Sweet Potato Truffle Fries

Why let standard potatoes have all the fun? This recipe gives you a chance to work with sweet potatoes instead, which can make for a much more unique flavor overall in your truffle fries. Although sweet potatoes can be fried in much the same way as other types of potatoes, they work a little differently with their more traditional counterparts. Pay attention to your seasonings when working with truffled sweet potatoes and you should have no trouble!

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 3

truffle fries sweet potato

source: http://breakingmuscle.com/recipes/rosemary-garlic-truffle-oil-sweet-potato-fries-recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 handful fresh rosemary
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil
  • 3 sliced cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and scrub your potatoes. Pat dry.

2. Leaving the skin on the potatoes, roughly cut into thick pieces.

3. Place potatoes into a large mixing bowl along with olive oil, truffle oil, pepper, salt, rosemary, parsley, and garlic. Toss to combine well and coat thoroughly with oils.

4. Let stand 5 minutes, then spread on a lined baking sheet in a single layer.

5. Cook for 30 minutes.

6. Serve.

12. Autumn Truffle Fries

Are you looking for the best truffle fry recipe to serve as a part of your holiday meals? With this recipe, you can incorporate all the flavors of fall with some of your favorite truffle French fry ingredients to create a unique twist on this popular side dish. Make a batch of these fries and set them out as a nontraditional part of your Thanksgiving day dinner. They go great with turkey, after all!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: 4

autumn truffle fries

source: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/10/oven-crisped-parmesan-and-sage-truffle-fries/

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Handful of fresh sage
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • White truffle oil to taste
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Truffle or mushroom salt to taste

Procedure

1. Leaving the skin on the potatoes, scrub well and slice into thick strips.

2. Place in a large bowl of cold water and soak for 30 minutes, changing to clean water at least once during the process.

3. Let drain and then pat dry with a clean fabric kitchen towel.

4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Spray the rack with cooking spray.

6. Place potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss by hand to coat well.

7. Add salt, pepper, sage, paprika, and garlic, and mix by hand again.

8. Spread potatoes on the wire rack in a single layer.

9. Bake 25 minutes, then use a spatula to flip and cook for 25 minutes more.

10. Remove and sprinkle with Parmesan and mushroom salt.

11. Drizzle with truffle oil and toss to combine.

12. Serve topped with fresh basil.

Conclusion

Now that you’ve been introduced to the world of truffle fries, you’re probably more than ready to get started cooking right away, aren’t you? Even though you’re excited and ready to try out any or all of these recipes as soon as you finish reading, you might still be a little bit lost. You might be wondering which recipe is really the best one for you. Don’t worry! I’m here to recommend my personal favorite to help you get started.

My number one pick for truffle fry recipes is the Autumn Truffle Fries version. This recipe is packed with everything I think is great in a truffle fry. You have the chance to work with both russet and sweet potatoes with this recipe, and it’s full of delicious fresh herbs that taste amazing in the finished product. This is also a baked recipe, so it doesn’t call for nearly as much fat as a deep-fried variation might. This keeps it healthy while never sacrificing flavor. With white truffle oil to top it off, this recipe easily makes my number one every time!

No matter which truffle fry recipe you choose to create on your own, remember to follow the tips and tricks listed in the first part of this article, and you’ll have no trouble with your delicious side dish. You’ll want to put together a batch of truffle fries for every meal when you see how easy they can really be.

Now it’s time to choose which recipe you want to start with, gather your ingredients, and head into the kitchen to cook!

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