I have a slight culinary obsession with truffle fries, something I share with my friend Lauren. It’s gotten to the point where we actually text pictures of truffle fries from various restaurants to each other.
To me, they’re the perfect marriage of bourgeois and everyman. Truffle (or, rather, truffle oil) seems to be the perfect excuse for restaurants to upcharge a side that can be found at both the most upscale of steakhouses AND McDonald’s. So, to satisfy my craving without draining my wallet, I conjured up the perfect cheater’s truffle fries:
1 large order of fast food fries (Jack in the Box’s work great)
Barely 3/4 tsp of truffle oil (a little goes a long way)
Grated store-bought parmesan cheese to taste
Mix together, plate, enjoy with ketchup and smug satisfaction at your homemade gourmet side.