Air Fryer Truffle Fries

Crispy russet potatoes, truffle oil and parmesan cheese, yum! These Air Fryer Truffle Fries are a delicious treat made quickly in the air fryer without the mess and hassle of deep frying. 

Air Fryer Truffle Fries

Happy 2021! Phew, we made it!

Given the fact that I have a 6 week old baby and we are all still a little unsure what 2021 is really going to look like, I haven’t set concrete goals for the year. But, I thought it could be fun to kick off the new year with a new blog series – Air Fryer Fridays! My air fryer recipes are some of the most popular on the blog and I love creating them! 

I’d like to say I will be posting a new Air Fryer recipe every Friday in 2021, but that is likely an unreasonable expectation, haha. What I can say is that I’ve got a lot of ideas swimming around in my head for air fryer recipes and I’m going to try to share as many as possible with you this year! So look out for a bunch of new air fryer recipes coming your way on Fridays throughout 2021! Let’s kick things off with a good one – Air Fryer Truffle Fries! 

Air Fryer Fries with White Truffle Fries

One of our go-to weekend meals in 2020 when we weren’t able to go out to eat was burgers on the grill with these air fryer truffle fries. They are about as close to restaurant quality as you can get. The air fryer uses the truffle oil and hot air to cook and crisp this highly addictive treat in just 20 minutes! 

Air Fryer Truffle Fries

What kind of potatoes should I use for air fryer fries? 

 

The best potatoes to use for air fryer french fries are russet potatoes. They cook quickly due to their low moisture and high-starch content. They also hold their shape well and get crispy under the high temperature of the air fryer.  

Russet potatoes are easy to prep for the fryer because you can leave the skin on (in my opinion, they taste even better with the skin on) and they slice easily into thin matchsticks. 

 

Truffle Fries

Should I use black or white truffle oil?

 

First of all, what are truffles? Black and white truffles are often considered a type of mushroom, but technically, they’re a type of fungi. Which is kind of ironic because they are highly sought after and prized in the culinary world. Truffles are rich in, unique flavor that enhances the flavor of anything they are cooked with. 

I tested out both white and black truffle oil and the white was the clear winner for fries. White truffle oil has an almost sweet flavor with garlic undertones. Black truffle oil has a deeper, more intense flavor that is overwhelming on french fries. White truffle oil is the perfect compliment to french fries especially when finished off with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. 

It can be hard to find good truffle oil and it is often very expensive. I like this white truffle oil that I found on Amazon. The price is reasonable and it has real shavings of white truffle in it. This one also looks like a good option. 

 

Air Fryer Truffle Fries

Tips for Making Perfect Air Fryer Truffle Fries

 

  • For the crispiest fries be sure to slice the potatoes thin. 
  • As discussed before, use russet potatoes, they will come out crispy and cook quickly. 
  • Do not overfill the fryer basket, cook the fries in batches if necessary. If you try to cook too many at once they will not cook evenly.
  • Toss the air fryer basket every 5 minutes while the fries are frying so they cook evenly. 
  • Eat the fries immediately! They are best straight out of the fryer. Once they reach room temperature they lose their crispy texture. 
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese.

 

Air Fryer Truffle Fries

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Air Fryer Truffle Fries


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Crispy russet potatoes, truffle oil and parmesan cheese, yum! These Air Fryer Truffle Fries are a delicious treat made quickly in the air fryer without the mess and hassle of deep frying. 


Scale

Ingredients

2 large russet potatoes

3 tbsp white truffle oil, divided

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


Instructions

Preheat your air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes

Slice the potatoes into matchsticks. Leave the skin on, slice off the ends and slice into thin, square fries.

In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with 2 tbsp white truffle oil and a generous amount of salt

Add the potatoes to your air fryer basket*

Fry at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes until the fries are cooked evenly, crispy and browned on all side.

Drizzle the remaining truffle oil over the cooked fries and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and more salt if desired.

Enjoy fries immediately while hot

Notes

*do not overfill the basket, depending on the size of your basket you may need to cook the fries in batches.

  • Method: air fryer

Keywords: #airfryerfrenchfries, #airfryertrufflefries, #airfryerrecipes

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Air Fryer Truffle Fries

If you make there Air Fryer Truffle Fries let me know how you like them!  Leave a star rating and comment here! If you snap a photo, I’d love to see it – share it over on Instagram and tag me @sprinklesandseasalt!

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Should I Buy An Air Fryer?

 

Every time I post a new air fryer recipe I get asked whether or not I think an air fryer is worth the investment. My answer is 100% YES! Of all the “extra” appliances I have in my kitchen it is the one I use most often! There are tons of uses for your air fryer that don’t even require cooking, like warming up leftover pizza or heating up frozen foods!

 

WHAT IS AN AIR FRYER AND WHY USE IT OVER DEEP FRYING OR BAKING?

 

An air fryer is a countertop kitchen appliance that uses hot air as opposed to oil to “fry” foods. In some recipes a small amount oil is used, but the use of hot air eliminates the need to use a lot of unhealthy oil as you would in a deep fryer to yield a similar crunchy, crispy “fried” texture.

Baking is also often used as an alternative to deep-frying. The air fryer cooks foods faster than an oven and yields crispier results due to the small compartment (basket) for cooking and hot air convection process.

 

WHICH AIR FRYER SHOULD I BUY? 

 

You have a lot of choices when it comes to picking out an air fryer.

You could go with an affordable option like this air fryer by Dash. This was my first air fryer. I like the large basket and it’s easy to use. However, air frying is it’s only capability and it is not small, it takes up a lot of room on the counter top or in storage in your kitchen.

I was gifted the Ninja Foodi which has 9 different functions including air frying, pressure cooking, dehydrating and slow cooking. I like that it is multifunctional and the air frying function works really well. The downfall is that it is expensive, but if you are looking to consolidate a lot of your cooking appliances into one it is definitely the way to go!

I have also heard good things about the Cuisinart Air Fryer Convection Toaster Oven, it doubles as a toaster oven and is a more natural item to keep out on your countertop. 

It can be overwhelming trying to decide which air fryer is best or which one is going to work for you. I suggest you consider how often you are going to use it, where you are going to store it and if there are other kitchen appliances you need or want to consolidate when making your decision.

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Looking for more Air Fryer Recipes? Check these out! 

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