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Torre’s Tremendous Truffle Fries

Posted in Food, Recipes by Sarah on August 12, 2010

This past weekend, a few friends & family members came over and we served them Torre’s tremendous truffle fries!  While we watched UFC 117, we enjoyed three varieties of french fries with a spread of dipping sauces.  The fries were surprisingly easy to make!

First, we tried out some regular fries, just to get us into the french fry groove.

These were incredibly simple:  frozen crinkle-cut fries, olive oil, chopped up garlic, and parsley.

Mix ’em up in a bowl, throw them on a cookie sheet, and cook for 20-25 minutes at 450 degrees (turning once).

Feeling comfortably in french-fry mode, Torre the Fry-Master made the Truffle Fries!

He used truffle oil and truffle salt, both which of came from the Hoosier Mushroom Company.  Gotta pay tribute to Torre’s home state.

Torre combined this truffle goodness with garlic and parsley and tossed it all in a bowl with julienne cut frozen fries.

Again, these fries take about 20-25 minutes in the oven, depending on how soft or crunchy you prefer your pommes frites.

Last, we got crazy with sweet potato fries.   These don’t need much seasoning.

We used frozen sweet potato fries, mixed with olive oil, salt and cinnamon!

These cook at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes (a slightly lower cooking temperature but the same amount of cooking time as the other two types of fries above).

All of the fries went well with an array of dipping sauces.

We had, from left-to-right, ketchup (of course), Maple Chipotle sauce, Mango Tequila Jalapeno sauce, Torre’s soon-to-be-famous roasted red pepper mayo (recipe below), and Sierra Nevada Honey Mustard.

Torre made the roasted red pepper mayo earlier in the afternoon by combining:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1 clove coarsely chopped garlic

These three ingredients all go into a food processor – pulsed together on and off until smooth.  This comes out nice and colorful, and flavorful too!

By the end of the night all of the fries had magically disappeared and all were impressed with Torre’s mad culinary skills and the powerful flavor of truffles.

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  1. mary jo said, on August 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    WOW — I just love french fries (it’s the only thing french I love); I cannot wait to try these. I am domestically challenged but I think even I can handle making these fries. Thanks for the helpful culinary hints.

  2. Meredith said, on August 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I partook in the truffle adventure and can verify that these fries and sauces were AMAZING! So yummy! One warning: your hands will get super oily in the process. Nothing like getting your hands dirty! 🙂 Thanks, Torre!


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