Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Recipe: Oven-baked fries/chips with truffle oil

Chips.. fries.. whatever you call them, it's a must-have whenever we have our burger nights. Since we don't have them very often, in the past we usually just buy them frozen cos of convenience but a whole pack takes forever to finish and we always end up throwing half a pack later, so I thought I'd make them from scratch this time. It's a smarter and healthier way to eat fries.

I decided to make truffle fries in the oven. The steps are fairly straight forward- just blanch them in salted water for 3 minutes, then coat with a mixture of olive oil and truffle oil and a hint of salt (that will help them crisp up). You can also add some herbs- I used freshly chopped parsley. Then simply bake them in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. And for a stronger truffly taste, drizzle on a bit more truffle oil before serving.

Soft and fluffy on the inside, and crisp outside, these are how fries should be.






Oven-baked truffle fries/chips
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Serves 4


4 Russet potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp truffle oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley


1. Cut the potatoes into 1cm width, then cut into 1cm long pieces. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, then blanch the potatoes in the water for 3 minutes. Drain well.

2. In a mixing bowl, mix the truffle oil, olive oil and parsley. Place the potatoes into the bowl and then toss well using a wooden spoon until the potato is well-coated.

3. Preheat oven to 250°C/230°C fan.

4. Arrange the potato on a roasting tin / baking sheet and season well with salt and pepper. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp. Drizzle with a little more truffle oil if desired. Serve immediately.



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18 comments:

  1. Very nice presentation!
    This way of cooking the fries...is better than deep frying it.

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  2. Fries with truffle oil! Sure taste very nice! :D

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  3. if i can cook similar, it wouldn't be nice with my chinese looking plates and bowls xD

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  4. Yen,
    A lovely set meal for 'burger nights'..:D
    A yummy burger, a refreshing salad and a pack of wonderful oven baked chip...all homemade..LOVE IT!!
    I would like to join you the next time you have burger nights ...lol
    mui

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  5. You won't want to eat out anymore!

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  6. the scent of truffles does seem like the perfect partner for fries! :D

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  7. weee looks good!! I love potatoes esp fries. hard to resist!

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  8. No triple cooked boil freeze bake freeze bake freeze like how Heston would do it? :P

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  9. Hi Baby Sumo, very inviting fries. Guess hard to stop eating. :))
    Lovely presentation.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  10. Oh Yum! You can open a fries stall, my kids will be queuing up at the front!

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  11. Not crazy about fries. My girl would love this...

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  12. Wa that burger looks so cute..haha! Those fries look like the kind I like to eat at restaurants. Maybe I should tell them to add some salt before they fry to make it crispier :D

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  13. This is a much healthier way of making fries. I will try it!

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  14. These fries look so good, I would eat packs of them!

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  15. Truffle oil, must be very expensive? Can taste the truffle or not?

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    1. Not that expensive la. I think I got mine around RM60 but can use for a long time.

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  16. truffle oil on fries? that kicked it up a notch. yumssss

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  17. I'll have the whole she-bang , pretty please ?!!! Your version looks way tastier than McDo's one-set meal ;D

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