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These baked Truffle Fries are russet potato strips tossed in oil and seasonings and oven baked until golden brown and crispy, then finished with a drizzle of truffle oil. A super delicious side dish that’s always a hit with both kids and adults! Homemade truffle fries are WAY better than anything you’d get at a restaurant, and this recipe is so easy to make.
Homemade French fries are great, but there’s truly nothing better than homemade truffle fries! If you’ve never tried truffle oil drizzled over your French fries, you’re in for a REAL treat. They’re light, crispy, and the addition of truffle oil gives them SO much amazing flavor. Many restaurants make these using frozen fries, and I think my version is so much better because there’s a freshness factor that the frozen fries just can’t touch!
These are so flavorful and delicious, there’s no way I can ever resist a pile of piping hot truffle fries. Good news is, these baked fries are a little healthier than the deep fried version, and they also happen to be quite easy to make. Let’s get to all of the details!
Ingredients needed for truffle fries:
This truffle fries recipe is made with just potatoes, olive oil, truffle oil and the seasonings. These ingredients are simple, but come together for the tastiest French fries!
You will need:
- Russet potatoes. My favorite potato variety to use for this recipe. You can peel the potato or not. I prefer mine unpeeled for extra texture.
- Olive oil. for cooking the fries. I’ve found using olive oil rather than truffle oil for baking the fries results in a crispier French fry. Also, truffle oil is a lower smoke point finishing oil with a much stronger taste, so it’s perfect for drizzling on at the end.
- Seasonings. A critical component to perfect baked fries is seasoning. We’re using fine sea salt, garlic powder, and ground black pepper. Feel free to change it up and use any favorite seasonings.
- Truffle oil. The star of this recipe is all-natural truffle oil! It takes your average baked fries recipe from ordinary to extraordinary! See below for notes on which truffle oil to buy.
- Flavor makers. An under-seasoned potato is a bland potato, even in fry form, so we’re adding seasoning before and after baking. Our favorites to add after baking: parmesan, flaky sea salt, and fresh herbs.
- Dipping sauce. Feel free to serve these truffle fries with any preferred dip from ketchup to ranch. We love this simple and quick aioli sauce!
Which truffle oil to buy:
There are several different types of truffle oil and you’ll likely be limited in what you can buy based on what you’re able to find locally. Even online sources don’t always have a lot of different options.
How to make truffle fries:
As always, the full recipe is included below at the bottom of this post, but here is an overview of the process for how to make truffle fries.
- Prep potatoes. Slice scrubbed potatoes into thin strips about one-third inch thick. You can make them a little thinner or thicker as desired. If you want to make them any thinner, a mandolin will work best to cut evenly-sized fries.
- Soak potatoes. Don’t skip this step! To make SUPER crispy fries, place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes. While the potatoes soak in very hot water, they cook just enough to ensure the insides become nice and tender, so once they’re placed in the oven, the outsides crisp up perfectly.
- Dry potatoes. Drain the water from the potatoes and place them on a lint-free towel or paper towels. Dry thoroughly and be sure fries are dried completely – if not, you could end up with soggy fries. Place dried fries in a large bowl.
- Add oil and seasonings. Drizzle the potatoes with 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss to combine and place on the prepared baking sheet so that there is little to no overlapping.
- Bake. Place fries into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, flip the fries, and bake for 5-10 more minutes until crisp all around. If your fries are a little larger, they may need an additional 5-8 minutes of bake time.
- Drizzle with truffle oil & serve. Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with the truffle oil and sprinkle with a couple tablespoons of parmesan and fresh herbs. ENJOY! These are best served right away and do not re-heat very well.
Tips for recipe success:
A few notes for perfect truffle fries!
- Best potatoes. I recommend using Russet potatoes for this recipe. While you can use Yukon gold potatoes, Russet potatoes will give you that classic French fry taste and texture.
- To peel or not to peel. It’s up to you whether or not you want to peel your potatoes. I typically leave mine unpeeled to save time and give the fries extra texture.
- Cutting the potatoes. Make sure to cut your fries into similar-sized pieces, so that they cook at the same rate.
- Dry the potatoes. After soaking the fries, it’s important to thoroughly dry them. Any water left on the potatoes will cause them to steam in the oven, which can result in mushy fries. We do NOT want that!
- Don’t overcrowd. It’s important to keep the fries in a single layer on the sheet pan. If you pile them on top of each other they’ll steam, and they won’t have that crispy golden exterior that we’re wanting.
- Dipping sauces. Serve the baked truffle fries with any favorite dipping sauce. Some options include: ketchup, ranch, or my personal favorite – cheater’s aioli.
- Make vegan. To make these fries vegan and dairy free, simply omit the parmesan or replace it with nutritional yeast for that similar “cheesy” flavor.
If you’ve ever tried to reheat French fries from a restaurant, you know nothing replaces the freshly-cooked flavor and crispiness. However, the method below for “How to Make Leftover Fries Crispy Again” will at least perk them up a bit.
Place leftover fries in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat using the method below.
How to make leftover fries crispy again:
If you happen to have leftovers, which I can’t image that scenario, you can reheat the baked fries in the oven or if you happen to have an air fryer, that’s probably the best solution.
To reheat in the oven:
- Preheat to 400 degrees and place an empty baking sheet in the oven while it’s preheating.
- Spread the leftover fries in a single layer on the hot pan, then place the pan into the oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Watch the fries carefully the last few minutes to make sure they do not burn.
These truffle fries are easy, irresistible, and pair well with so many main entrees. Put the ingredients on your shopping list today and make your tastebuds very happy!
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These baked Truffle Fries are russet potato strips tossed in oil and seasonings and oven baked until golden brown and crispy, then finished with a drizzle of truffle oil. A super delicious, easy side dish that’s always a hit with both kids and adults!
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/2 pounds of russet potatoes (optional to peel – I prefer mine unpeeled)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil (or other neutral oil)
- 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1–2 tablespoons of all natural truffle oil to taste
- Optional for serving: parmesan, flaky sea salt, fresh herbs
- Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F and generously grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Slice the potatoes into thin strips about ⅓ of an inch thick each. You can make them a little thinner or thicker as desired. Place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Drain the water from the potatoes and place them on a lint free towel or paper towels. Dry thoroughly and place in a large bowl.
- Drizzle the potatoes with 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss to combine and place on the prepared baking sheet so that there is little to no overlapping.
- Bake for 15 minutes, flip the fries, and bake for 5-10 more minutes until crisp all around. If your fries are a little larger, they may need an additional 5-8 minutes of bake time.
- Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with the truffle oil and sprinkle with a couple tablespoons of parmesan and fresh herbs. ENJOY! These are best enjoyed right away and do not re-heat very well.
To reheat leftovers: Preheat to 400 degrees and place an empty baking sheet in the oven while it’s preheating. Spread the leftover fries in a single layer on the hot pan, then place the pan into the oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Watch the fries carefully the last few minutes to make sure they do not burn.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Side
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: truffle fries, baked fries, French fries