Monday, July 6, 2009

Truffled fries with manchego, sea salt, and fresh black pepper

This is one of my favorite things to make before dinner in the afternoons. After a long day, there's nothing better than the comforting crackle of oil and earthy smell of truffles to make everything better :)

I start by cutting a potato into wedges (I always leave the skin on- it's being fried, we may as well leave some nutrients in there!) and placing them on a towel to dry. I always double-fry my French fries- it makes them perfectly cooked in the middle and crispy on the outside :) First, fry them for 3 minutes at 350, then raise the temperature to 375 and cook again until golden and crispy.

As soon as they are finished frying, lay the fries out on a paper towel and drizzle with truffle oil. While the fries are still hot, grate your favorite cheese over the top (I love Manchego- it perfectly complements the truffle) and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. Enjoy! This homey-yet-gourmet snack is enough to brighten any day.

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