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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

    Have a nice week ahead.

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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