Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries

CRISPY Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries are the easy way to bring a little fancy to your family dinner table. Simple to make with potatoes, parmesan cheese and truffle BUTTER, these French fries are nothing short of crazy amazing.

Parmesan Truffle Fries in a wire fry basket with parsley and a glass of wine.

I’m a French fry freak….and I’m not sorry about it. A crispy French fry is my weakness and my total diet downfall but life is too short to shun our favorite foods. Am I right?

The only thing better than a humble French fry are Parmesan Truffle Fries and with just one bite, you’ll know why.

I did try to health things up a bit by baking my French fries but, let’s just be real here, they are not totally healthy. But they’re totally worth it.

PARMESAN TRUFFLE FRIES

Almost every restaurant in the United States has some type of truffle fries on the menu but my favorite are those that are tossed with a healthy sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

Truffles are a type of fungi related to the mushroom that grow underground. Not to be confused with the chocolate variety, this savory treat is often expensive when purchased in it’s whole state, but is affordable to enjoy the flavor in butter, oils, salt and honey.

Parmesan Truffle Fries are crispy, crunchy potato French fries that are tossed with truffle oil or truffle butter before being served with grated parmesan cheese.

parmesan truffle fries on a white background.

Most truffle fries are made with truffle oil, but most oils have a synthetic flavor and are quite expensive.

I prefer to use melted truffle butter on my French fries because the truffle in the butter is natural and has a less pungent flavor. It’s pretty easy to find in most well-stocked grocery stores but if you can’t find it, you can use truffle oil in it’s place.

WHAT IS TRUFFLE BUTTER?

Truffle butter is a spread made with butter, truffles and other ingredients such as mushrooms, and synthetic truffle flavorings. It can contain either white or black truffles, with the black truffles having a stronger truffle flavor.

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY BAKED FRIES

There are a few tricks to ensure you have crispy French fries when you bake them in the oven.

potatoes cut for French fries in a bowl of water on a white background.

Here’s how to make crispy baked French fries:

Cut potatoes into thin matchstick fries.

Soak the potatoes in cold water for 1 hour prior to baking.

Drain and pat dry.

raw French fries on a red and white checkered towels.

Toss the potatoes in olive oil and season with salt.

olive oil being drizzled on French fries on baking sheet.

Bake the potatoes spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.

Bake at 450˚F for 30-35 minutes until crispy and golden.

HOW TO MAKE TRUFFLE FRIES

Once you’re French fries are baked and crispy and golden brown, melt the truffle butter and toss with the fries immediately.

Sprinkle the parmesan cheese, salt and chopped parsley on the fries then serve immediately.

If you’re thinking of something more garlic-y, you can toss your fries with this Garlic Butter Sauce before sprinkling with cheese….you won’t regret it. I promise you that!

overhead shot of parmesan truffle fries on a baking sheet

WHAT TO SERVE THEM WITH

These easy Parmesan Truffle Fries are fantastic with just about anything and you can go as basic or fancy as you want.

They’re great to serve alongside this easy grilled steak with a crisp, chilled Wedge Salad like the best steakhouse experience at home.

Or serve them with this amazing Burger with a bowl of garlic aioli for dipping and a side of green beans almandine for a French bistro flair.

Grilled Filet Mignon sliced on a white plate with potatoes and spinach.

MORE EASY POTATO RECIPES

If you love these easy baked French fries, you should also try these Potatoes Lyonnaise...they’re buttery and fantastic.

Or try these easy Mashed Potatoes….a total classic, and these Oven Roasted Potatoes….and THESE Potatoes au Gratin.

overhead shot of lyonnaise potatoes on a white square platter with a patina'd spoon.

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Parmesan Truffle Fries in a wire fry basket with parsley and a glass of wine.

Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries

Kellie
The best Crispy Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries are a restaurant classic that's super simple to make at home with potatoes, parmesan and truffle butter.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6
Calories 256 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large russet potatoes washed and dried
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp black truffle butter
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the potatoes into matchstick slices.
  • Place the potatoes in bowl filled with water. Allow to soak for 1 hour.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss the potatoes to coat.
  • Arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment in a single layer so no fries are overlapping.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Flip the potatoes with a spatula and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until crispy.
  • While the fries finish baking, melt the truffle butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Remove the fries from the oven and drizzle with the butter. Season with salt and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

Potatoes can be cut and soaked up to 24 hours in advance.
Bake right before serving as French fries can lose their crispiness soon after being dressed with the truffle butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 1303mgPotassium: 783mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 497IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg
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