A lot of restaurants say that their fries are special and we salute restaurants that give us something new. But one thing remains certain: truffle fries rule no matter where you get them. Truffle fries are probably the most addicting incarnation of fries that we’ve ever tasted, and we’ve tasted a lot of different fries! There’s just something about the savory and sweet elements that give the whole dish an excellent balance that makes you just want some more, and more, and then some more after that!
Truffle fries operate under a simple principle, which is that truffle oil and garlic combine greatly with the savory warmth of fries. The truffle is a subterranean mushroom that is very highly coveted. And the best way of foraging for these rare mushrooms? Pigs! Pigs have an unreal sense of smell when it comes to locating these mushrooms, which are often several feet underground. This odd foraging method is still used today and brings us our prized ingredient for truffle fries. Without the truffle, there would be no truffle fries and we don’t know what we’d do without them! Go ahead and try some. You’ll be pleasantly addicted
Baked Truffle And Garlic Fries
(makes 6 servings)
- 5 Idaho/Russet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons white truffle olive oil
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Preheat your oven to 450° F.
- Thinly slice your potatoes so that they look like your favorite restaurant French fries.
- Soak your fries in cold water for 10 minutes to remove starchiness. The water will be a bit cloudy after your first soak.
- Repeat this step a second time while you prepare your dry ingredients and baking sheet.
- Combine salt and garlic salt in a small bowl.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Rinse your fries one last time without soaking. Note: the more times you soak your fries, the fluffier they will be.
- Let dry briefly on a paper towel
- Spread your fries across your baking tray so that they don’t overlap.
- Drizzle your fries with your white truffle olive oil.
- Sprinkle your fries with salt mixture (as much as is desired for flavor).
- Bake for 30 minutes or until they start to turn brown.
- Top with parsley and any additional salt you desire.
Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious