I don’t know about you but I never turn down a good batch of French Fries! My favorite fries would have to be Garlic Parmesan Truffle Fries. There are a few places around Charlotte that have them and they are delicious! While there is nothing quite like some good, hot French Fries right out of the deep fryer at your favorite burger joint, sometimes making fries at home is just the only option.
I really don’t enjoy the mess that comes with deep frying at home. Let’s also not forget, eating deep fried foods isn’t very healthy, blah, blah, blah! I have finally perfected CRISPY, HEATHY-ISH, BAKED Fries! IMPORTANT: Follow all of my directions to make sure you get perfect fries at home, no deep frying necessary!
Yield: 4 Servings
Baked Garlic Parmesan Truffle Fries
I don’t know about you but I never turn down a good batch of French Fries! My favorite fries would have to be Parmesan Truffle Fries. While there is nothing quite like some good, hot French Fries right out of the deep fryer at your favorite burger joint, sometimes making fries at home is just the only option.
2 Large Russet Potatoes, peeled
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ Teaspoon Paprika
½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Black Truffle Oil
¼ Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- The first step is so important! To prep your potatoes, peel and cut the potato into the shape of a French fry, try to cut all of the potatoes to be the same size and thickness for even cooking. Place the potatoes in a bowl or storage container, cover them potatoes with cold water and store in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to 5 days. I’ve noticed the loner they soak the crispier the fries.
- Pre-heat your oven to 425° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Drain the potatoes, dry them well with a clean dishtowel.
- In a bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and chili powder. Mix well to coat the fries with the oil and seasoning. IMPORTANT: DO NOT ADD SALT
- Place the fries on the prepared pans and make sure the fries are not touching each other.
- Place in the oven, after about 5 minutes open the oven to let out the steam and excess moisture. Only leave the oven door ajar for a few seconds.
- After 15 minutes, turn the fries over with a spatula. Return them to the over for about 10 more minutes.
- When your fries are crispy and golden brown take them out of the oven and place them in a bowl. Toss them with the truffle oil, salt and Parmesan cheese.