These Parmesan Truffle Fries are a luxurious and delicious way to elevate the classic french fry. These fries are coated in parmesan cheese and natural truffle oil, giving them an incredible umami flavor that will leave your taste buds craving more.
If you’ve never had truffle fries before, you might be wondering what truffles are. Truffles are a type of fungi that grow underground and are highly prized for their intense flavor and aroma.
Truffle oil is made by infusing oil with real truffles essence, which gives it a rich, earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with the salty, savory taste of parmesan cheese.
This paired with crispy french fries is a match made in heaven. The best way to serve the delicious truffle fries is with a homemade garlic aioli.
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INGREDIENTS FOR THE HOMEMADE TRUFFLE FRIES
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make these crispy truffle fries (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post):
FOR PARMESAN FRIES
- Russet potatoes – use a high-starch potato like russet potatoes or idaho potatoes, which will give you the perfect crispy exterior and soft interior.
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Parmesan cheese – freshly grated parmesan cheese works best for this recipe.
- White truffle oil or black truffle oil – look for high-quality truffle oil that has a robust flavor and aroma. You only need a little drizzle of truffle oil as a little goes a long way.
- Truffle salt – kosher salt or sea salt also work
- Fresh parsley – optional, but adding chopped parsley or thyme can add a fresh burst of flavor to the finished dish.
FOR GARLIC AIOLI
- Garlic cloves – can also use garlic powder but fresh garlic cloves is best.
- Lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper
HOW TO MAKE THE HOMEMADE FRENCH FRIES
Slice raw potatoes in 1/2 inch long strips. Fill large bowl with cold water and add the potatoes for 20-30 minutes.
Make the garlic aioli by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes while getting the potatoes ready.
Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels. Season with salt and spray with olive oil spray.
Add potatoes to air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry at 375 degrees F for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. You may need to cook them in multiple batches.
Toss the crispy fries with parmesan cheese, a little truffle oil, truffle salt for extra truffle flavor, and fresh parsley. Enjoy with dip of choice or garlic aioli dip.
TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT PARMESAN TRUFFLE FRIES
- To check for doneness you need to taste them. It’s very hard to tell if the fries are done just by looking at them.
- Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for the best flavor and texture. Pre-grated cheese can be dry and less flavorful.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket or baking sheet. This will prevent the fries from getting crispy and golden brown.
- For an extra crispy exterior, you can toss the fries in a tablespoon of cornstarch before baking. This will help to absorb any excess moisture and give the fries a crunchy texture.
WHY DO I HAVE TO SOAK MY POTATO WEDGES BEFORE I AIR FRY THEM?
Soaking fries in cold water before air frying is an important step to ensure that they turn out crispy and delicious. Here are a few reasons why you should soak your fries before air frying:
- Removes excess starch: Potatoes contain a lot of starch, which can make them gummy and soggy when cooked. Soaking the fries in cold water helps to remove some of this excess starch, resulting extra crispiness and more evenly cooked fries.
- Prevents discoloration: When potatoes are cut and exposed to air, they can start to turn brown. Soaking the fries in water prevents this discoloration and ensures that your fries look and taste great.
- Improves texture: Soaking the fries in cold water also helps to hydrate them, which can improve their texture and make them less likely to dry out during the cooking process.
To soak your fries, simply place them in a bowl of cold water and let them soak for at least 20 minutes, or up to several hours. After soaking, drain the water and pat the fries dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel before air frying.
By taking the time to soak your fries before air frying, you can ensure that they turn out perfectly crispy and delicious every time. So give it a try and see the difference it makes in your next batch of air fried fries!
IS AIR FRYING THE DELICIOUS FRIES BETTER THAN USING THE DEEP FRYER?
Air frying fries is often considered a healthier alternative to deep frying because it uses less oil and produces less fat. Here are some of the reasons why air frying is a great option for making fries.
Uses less oil: When you deep fry, you typically need to submerge the fries in hot oil, which can use a lot of oil and make the fries greasy. Air frying, on the other hand, uses only a small amount of oil to coat the fries, and uses hot air instead.
Less mess: Deep frying can be messy and requires a lot of cleanup. With an air fryer, there’s no hot oil to deal with, so cleaning up is quick and easy.
Consistent results: Air fryers are designed to circulate hot air around the food, which can result in even cooking and consistent results. This means that you can get perfectly crispy fries every time, without worrying about overcooking or undercooking them.
Healthier option: By using less oil, air frying can be a healthier option than deep frying. This is especially true if you choose a healthier oil like olive oil or avocado oil.
While air frying is a great option for making fries, it’s important to note that the texture may not be exactly the same as deep fried fries. However, the tradeoff of having a healthier and less messy cooking method may be worth it for many people.
WHAT DO I DO WITH LEFTOVER FRIES?
Unfortunately these fries don’t taste the best as leftovers. I recommend making as many as you think you will eat instead of them losing their crisp in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
In conclusion, parmesan truffle fries are a delicious and indulgent twist on classic french fries. They are easy to make and perfect for a special occasion or a cozy night in.
With their crispy exterior, savory flavor, and melty parmesan cheese, these fries are sure to become a favorite in your household. So why not try making them yourself and taste the magic?
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- 2 russet potatoes
- olive oil or avocado oil spray
- salt + pepper
- 2 tbsp black truffle oil
- 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- truffle salt + fresh parsley, optional
FOR GARLIC AIOLI
- 1/4 cup light mayonaise
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- salt + pepper
- Slice raw potatoes in 1/2 inch long strips. Fill large bowl with cold water and add the potatoes for 20-30 minutes.
- Make the garlic aioli by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes while getting the potatoes ready.
- Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels. Season with salt and spray with olive oil spray.
- Add potatoes to air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry at 375 degrees F for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. You may need to cook them in multiple batches.
- Toss the crispy fries with parmesan cheese, a little truffle oil, truffle salt for extra truffle flavor, and fresh parsley. Enjoy with garlic aioli dip or dip of choice.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 918mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
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