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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Garlic and Truffle Oven Fries

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As you all know I recently received a lovely set of Balsamic Vinegars and Olive Oils from  Vom Fass.  They came in a lovely wooden box and tied up with a pretty yellow ribbon.  

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Included in the box was a small bottle of White Truffle infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy.  Their White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an elegant finishing oil, with a deep, earthy aroma, and a full taste to match. They have used a blend of white and black truffles to create a complex web of flavour, with delicate hints of garlic and mushroom.   I decided to use it to make some oven chips to go along with some steaks I was cooking the other night. 

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I guess you could call these gourmet oven chips!  Infused with the lovely flavours of garlic and truffles and black pepper  . . .

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So simple to make too.   You will want to use a nice baking potato for these.   They are about the right size and have the perfect consistency when cooked.

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I like to keep mine a little bit chunky and I keep the peels on, but do feel free to peel the potato if you aren't fond of the crispy goodness of deliciously moreish potato skins.   To me . . .  the skin is the best part!  I love em!

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There is just enough garlic in these to add a hint of flavour, without it being overpowering.  You want the flavour of the truffle oil to shine through.  So delicious.  Earthy, and woodsey . . . the perfect accompaniment to our delicious steaks.    Heavenly bliss.

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*Garlic and Truffle Oven Fries*
Serves 4

Crisp, oven baked and loaded with the heavenly flavours of white truffles and roasted garlic.  

3 large baking potatoes, washed well
3 TBS white truffle flavoured olive oil
fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
optional chopped fresh parsley to garnish  

Preheat the oven to 230*C/45025*F/ gas mark 7.  Line a large baking tray with baking paper.   Set aside.  

Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch thick fries, leaving the skins on.   Toss them into a bowl, along with the oil, garlic, salt and pepper.   Coat them well with the mixture, and then spread them out onto the baking sheet in a single layer.  Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, giving them a gentle stir every now and then, until golden brown and crisp.   Serve hot, garnished or not with the chopped parsley.

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"The VOM FASS mission is to provide our customers with a Mediterranean way of sampling and savouring the finest, premium quality artisanal products, directly from the cask – with a commitment to uncompromising levels of customer satisfaction.”

Vom Fass has been created to enhance and meet the demands of a 21st century lifestyle, housing a superb selection of exquisite oils and balsamic vinegars, selected wines, liqueurs and a huge choice of exclusive spirits.   What makes Vom Fass completely unique is that all their products are sold straight from the cask, which means everythingn can be sampled before purchase.

Carefully sourced from leading producers from the Mediterranean to Austria, Vom Fass has selected it's artisan oils and vinegars for their eherapuetic health properties and as versatile cooking ingredients with real nutritional benefits.   Even the more indulgent products in the range have been created to bring something unique to shoe who also really know how to enjoy life.

Vom Fass prides itself on a vast range of high quality style conscious products, stocked by iconic store Selfridges.  Wtih an exceptional range of over 70 different glass bottles and hand inscribed labels or personal messages, Vom Fass will always represent a style choice.

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Many thanks to Vom Fass!


  1. You make great use of your gifts Marie!

  2. I know Beach Hut Cook! It's the best part!!

  3. Those look absolutely delicious, my mouth was actually watering! I never think to make my own potato fries, but I will have to change that - my husband would love these!

  4. I think you would like them Liane! They are delectable!

  5. Sounds oh so tempting. I recently had pizza with truffled filling in the crust. Yum.

  6. Oh that sounds really good Suze!! xxoo


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