Yum…fries. Truffle fries. Crunchy, salty, glorious fries.
We had these last night. Mine were inspired by Ellie Krieger’s version in her cookbook – “The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life”.
This truffle salt is really good. It’s great on pizza. I also love it on cauliflower puree.
Oven Baked Truffle Fries
- 1 large baking potato
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- truffle salt or truffle oil
Preheat oven to 450°. Insert a rimmed baking sheet into the oven. This tip comes courtesy of Tyler Florence. It helps to prevent your fries from sticking to the baking sheet.
Heat olive oil and sliced garlic cloves in a small saute pan until garlic is golden brown. Remove from heat, strain olive oil into a mixing bowl. Slice potatoes lengthwise into 1/4″ matchsticks. Add potatoes to the garlic oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove preheated baking sheet from the oven and add potatoes in a single layer.
Bake for 35 minutes until golden and crisp. Sprinkle with truffle salt and parsley.
My mouth is watering. I think I need more.
Salt and fat – yeah baby! Fries work really well with sparkling wine. Yup, Champagne is a great way to go with this one. There’s nothing quite like gourmet trashy food like these truffle fries and a superlative Champagne which gets the balance just right!
Find one that has loads of bread yeast with flavors of truffle and wood smoke. A perfect one at Amazing Grapes is the Perrier Jouet 2000 Fleur de Champagne. It offers complex aromas and flavors of truffle, wood smoke, butter and spice with a strong mineral element on the finish.
Thanks Greg!! Now that sounds amazing!!