Enjoy crispy Truffle Fries at home with this easy recipe. Featuring truffle oil and truffle salt for that distinct, irresistible truffle flavor, the fries are baked in either the air fryer or oven, and finished with a dusting of Parmesan. Serve these decadent fries with burgers, sandwiches, or salads, or as a fun cocktail-hour snack!
Easy & Crispy Truffle Fries
Enjoy Truffle Fries at home, whenever you want, with this easy recipe! The combination of hot, crispy fries with rich truffle flavor and Parmesan is just plain delightful. It’s an indulgent treat that’s just as good with a burger as it is paired with a fresh green salad. I’ve also included some variation options below if you want to riff on this recipe. Think different chopped herbs, cheeses, seasonings, you get the idea.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
I can’t resist a good fry, especially when it’s a truffle fry. Here’s why you’ll love them:
- It’s like fancy finger food! Wow your family with a special, ultra flavorful take on their favorite fried potato. It feels fancy, yet it’s still fun finger food!
- No need to buy truffles. Actual truffles are expensive – so the combination of truffle oil and truffle salt are a great alternative that still offers that irresistible truffle flavor.
- Oven or air fryer methods. I’ve included two methods for making these fries. The air fryer creates the more familiar crispy french fry texture while the oven gives you a baked fry that’s softer inside and crisp outside.
What’s So Special About Truffle French Fries?
Truffle french fries differ from regular french fries in that they are typically prepared with truffle oil and Parmesan cheese. To up the truffle flavor in this recipe, I’ve also including truffle salt. A garnish of chopped fresh parsley adds extra color and flavor. I find the distinct truffle flavor to be absolutely irresistible!
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this recipe – it’s a small ingredients list!
Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for the exact ingredient amounts.
- Russet potatoes – Russets are ideal for making fries because they have a high starch content. They’re dense, with less moisture – which gives a crispier fry. They are also larger/longer than red or gold potatoes, for longer fries.
- Truffle oil & truffle salt – These two ingredients give the truffle fries amazing truffle flavor. Look for them at your local grocery store, specialty market, or online.
- Parmesan cheese – Grated Parmesan gives an extra edge of salty flavor. Freshly grated Parm is especially delicious and fun!
- Black pepper – For extra flavor. It pairs so well with the truffle and Parmesan flavors.
- Parsley – Add a sprinkling of fresh parsley for color and flavor.
Tips & Variations
Here are some tips for success when making this recipe, plus a few variations.
- Use a french fry cutter tool for uniform cutting. If you like uniform fries, you could use a french fry cutter to produce same-size fries. This is not necessary, though. If you hand-cut your fries they will cook up just fine, although you should aim for the same general thickness so they cook evenly.
- Rinse the cut potatoes before cooking them. When a potato has less starch, it’ll cook up even crisper. So give the cut potatoes a good rinse to remove as much starch as possible. Then be sure to dry them thoroughly with paper towels or a clean, lint-free kitchen towel before proceeding with the recipe.
- Try using sweet potatoes. Instead of using russet potatoes, you could make sweet potato truffle fries – delish!
- Add more/different herbs and seasonings. To change up the flavors a bit, try this with different herbs, like chopped fresh rosemary, oregano, or basil. Use a different cheese like pecorino Romano, or experiment with different varieties of truffle oil. I also like to add an extra generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper.
- Make vegan truffle fries. It’s easy to make these fries dairy-free and suitable for those who follow a vegan diet. Simply omit the Parmesan and make sure to use a plant-based truffle oil on the fries.
Oven vs Air Fryer
Cooking the truffle french fries in an air fryer will create an evenly crisp texture throughout the fries, more like a familiar fried french fry. Baking the fries in the oven will yield a softer interior with a crisp exterior. Both methods result in amazing fries, it just depends on what you want.
How to Make Truffle Fries
I’ve included my method for making truffle fries below. You can make these fries in the oven or the air fryer.
Prep & Season the Potatoes
- Cut the potatoes. Wash the potatoes, then cut them into thin strips (lengthwise into 1/2″ thick sticks) or wedges.
- Rinse the potato strips. For crispier fries, remove as much starch as possible by rinsing the potato strips. Place potato strips in a colander and run cool water over them for at least 1 minute, swishing them around a bit. Place a clean, lint-free kitchen towel on the counter and transfer the potato strips to it, spreading them out in an even layer. Place another towel over the top and press to remove excess moisture very well.
- Season the potato strips. Place the potato strips in a large bowl and add truffle oil, olive oil, truffle salt, and black pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the potatoes.
To Cook In the Oven
- Prep. Preheat the oven to 450° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake. Spread seasoned potato strips in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crispy, flipping them halfway through.
- Serve. Remove the fries from the oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan while they are still hot. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
To Cook in the Air Fryer
- Prep. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
- Bake. Working in batches, place the seasoned potato strips in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crispy, shaking the basket or flipping the fries halfway through.
- Serve. Remove the fries from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan while they are still hot. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
What to Serve with Parmesan Truffle Fries
You can serve Parmesan truffle fries as an appetizer or snack, or as a side to a main entree. Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve truffle fries:
- With sandwiches. Burgers are the natural choice to pair with truffle fries, but they go equally as well with an assortment of sandwiches. Try my melty chopped cheese sandwich with a heaping portion of truffle fries on the side. A grilled chicken and pineapple sandwich or turkey grilled cheese sandwich would also be excellent.
- As part of an appetizer spread. When you’re serving appetizers before dinner or during a cocktail party, truffles always have a place on the table. Add them to an appetizer spread that includes grilled mini sweet peppers with goat cheese, bacon wrapped scallops, and air fryer shrimp, or see my complete appetizer listing.
- Alongside a salad. I’ll admit it – I love to eat Parmesan truffle fries with a fresh veggie salad. Some of my favorite salads include arugula beet salad, Italian chopped salad, strawberry salad, and winter apple salad. These fries also go well with grilled salads, such as grilled romaine salad or grilled vegetable salad.
- Offer dips. My go-to with fries is always, always ketchup. But a good ranch dressing dip is a favorite with my family. Restaurant truffle fries often offer a side of roasted garlic aioli, which is fabulous. You could also offer mayonnaise, French dressing, or a variety of mustards.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
Truffle fries taste the absolute best when they are hot and fresh – so do not think about making fries in advance.
But if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat, place fries in the air fryer at 350° F for 3-4 minutes to crisp them up. Or place the fries on a baking sheet and warm in the oven at 350° F until warmed through. You could also set them under the broiler for a couple minutes to bring out more crispness.
- 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
- 3 tablespoons truffle oil
- 1 teaspoon truffle salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Optional for serving: more truffle salt (if needed), different chopped fresh herbs, mayonnaise, ketchup.
- Cut the potatoes into thin strips (lengthwise into 1/2" thick sticks) or wedges, depending on your preference.
- Place potato strips in a colander. Run cool water over them for at least 1 minute, swishing them around a bit, to wash off as much starch as possible. Place a clean, lint-free kitchen towel on the counter and transfer the potato strips to it, spreading them out in an even layer. Place another towel over the top and press to remove excess moisture very well.
- Place potato strips in a large bowl and add truffle oil, olive oil, truffle salt, and black pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the potato strips.
In the Oven
- Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread seasoned potato strips in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crispy, flipping them halfway through. Total bake time will depend on size of potato strips and oven temperature.
- Remove the fries from the oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan while they are still hot. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
In the Air Fryer
- Preheat air fryer to 400° F.
- Working in batches, place the seasoned potato strips in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crispy, shaking the basket or flipping the fries halfway through. Total bake time will depend on size of potato strips and oven temperature.
- Remove the fries from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan while they are still hot. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 413mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g
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