Parmesan truffle fries are any entree or sandwich’s most divine gourmet side. These restaurant-style fries are fried to golden-brown perfection and topped with fresh herbs and grated parmesan. 

Oven-baked french fries are delicious, but these truffle fries are on a completely different level! Truffle fries pair perfectly with a homemade garlic aioli.

A black plate with parmesan fries with a garlic aioli dipping sauce.

Truffle fries are hands down some of the best French fries you will ever try. Potatoes are sliced into thin strands and then fried to crispy perfection. The best part is the fresh herb topping and the freshly grated parmesan. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Gourmet recipe. Truffle fries make the perfect fancy side dish. 
  • Customizable. There are so many delicious variations of these parmesan truffle fries. 
  • Perfect side. Truffle fries make a great side for any meal, from homemade sandwiches to a simple steak dinner.
A cutting board with all the ingredients for parmesan truffle fries.

Ingredients for Truffle Fries

Simple ingredients make this the perfect recipe: 

  • Potatoes – russet potatoes are the perfect potatoes for this fry recipe. Scrub them clean with water. 
  • Oil – any oil with a high smoke point will do.
  • Parmesan cheese – freshly grated parmesan adds the best flavor. 
  • Fresh herbs –  a mix of chopped cilantro and parsley. 
  • Seasoning – a blend of salt and ground black pepper.
  • Garlic aioli – our garlic aioli recipe makes the perfect dipping sauce for these fries.

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Variations

Level up your fries with these variations: 

  • Garlic parmesan fries – Make a garlic butter sauce to toss the fries in. Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter with 3 cloves of minced garlic. Toss cooked fries in the warm garlic butter, and top with freshly grated parmesan and fresh parsley.
  • Loaded truffle fries – Top your truffle fries with the crispy bacon and sour cream for the perfect loaded fries
  • Gravy fries – Fries topped with an easy mushroom gravy make for a hearty side. 
  • Rosemary truffle fries – Fresh rosemary makes an incredible garnish on these truffle fries.

How to Make Truffle Fries: 

Step-by-step instructions make this the perfect recipe:

Russet potatoes on a plate.

1 – Wash and peel russet potatoes.

A bowl with strands of potatoes submerged in cold water.

2 – Cut potatoes into ¼” strands and add to ice-cold water.

A bowl of the potato strands dried.

3 – Pat the potato slices dry with a paper towel. Add oil to a pot and heat it to 375°F, measuring using an oil thermometer. You can also use a deep fryer.

A pot with hot oil, frying the potato strands.

4 – Add the potato strands to the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes.

A bowl of the fried truffle fries.

5 – Once golden brown, remove the fries from the oil and put them into a large bowl lined with a paper towel. Season fries with salt and pepper while hot. Taste and add more salt if needed.

Fries topped with parmesan and fresh parsley.

6 – Add the fries to a serving bowl and finish with freshly grated parmesan and fresh herbs. Mix up some garlic aioli and serve while hot.

How to Air Fry Truffle Fries:

Add the fries to an air fryer basket. Arrange in a single layer and bake at 380°F for 12-15 minutes or until crispy. 

Expert Tips for Making the Perfect Fries:

  • Once the potatoes are cut, submerge them in an ice bath for about ten minutes. This will remove some of the starch. 
  • Pat the fries fully dry to get the perfect golden-brown fries. 
  • Temperature is important. Make sure the oil is at 375°F for the perfect frying. 
  • You can also double fry the fries for an extra crispy fry. 
  • Make sure to fry the fries in batches so as not to overcrowd the pot. This will cause the oil to lower in temperature and be too cold.
A bowl of parmesan truffle fries

Serving Suggestions

Recipe FAQs

Do I need to peel the potatoes? 

The skin can be left on the potatoes. Be sure to wash the potatoes thoroughly.

Can these fries be made in the oven? 

Use our oven-baked fry recipe and bake the potatoes accordingly. Top with garnishes and enjoy!

Can I use pre-shredded parmesan cheese?

Freshly grated parmesan cheese adds the best flavor, but you can also use pre-shredded parmesan cheese. 

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Leftover fries can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat. Lay out the leftover fries on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350°F until reheated. 
  • Freeze. We do not recommend freezing these truffle fries. 

More Potato Recipes

If you enjoyed this truffle fry recipe, be sure to try our other popular potato recipes, here are some of our favorite:

If you tried this parmesan truffle fries recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a star rating and let me know how it went in the comments below – we appreciate it!

Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe

Author: Valentina
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Truffle fries are the perfect gourmet side that will go along with any meal. These fries are thin and crispy, but the best part is the garnish. Fresh herbs and grated parmesan cheese add so much flavor to these fries. Serve fries with homemade garlic aioli for the best combination.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare 1 portion of garlic aioli, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Cut potatoes into ¼” strands and add to cold water.
  • Add enough oil to a Dutch oven to cover the fries when frying.
  • Once oil is hot, pat dry with a paper towel and fry in hot oil until fries are crispy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the fries from the oil and place them in a bowl lined with a paper towel so excess oil may be removed.
  • Season the fries with salt and pepper and toss.
  • Add the fries to the serving bowl and top with the grated parmesan and herbs.
  • Dip truffle fries into the garlic aioli and enjoy.

Notes

  • Pat the fries thoroughly dry before frying. 
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the oil is at 375°F. 
  • Fry the fries in batches so as not to overcrowd the pot. 

Nutrition

245kcal Calories2g Carbs2g Protein17g Fat2g Saturated Fat5g Polyunsaturated Fat10g Monounsaturated Fat0.1g Trans Fat2mg Cholesterol44mg Sodium45mg Potassium1g Fiber0.4g Sugar23IU Vitamin A0.4mg Vitamin C37mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 23IU0%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)