Black Truffle Parmesan Shoestring French Fries!

Ok so it is no secret that I am a lover of all things potato.  Well we were messing around with the mandolin (its still fairly new to us) and discovered that with one swift swipe of the potato on it, we can make shoestring french fries!  You know, those oh so darling long and skinny cut fries that you can eat up by the handful!  I tell myself they're not as bad for me since they're so skinny but you know, they're still fried, so theres that... Anyway, we tossed ours with some black truffle oil and parmesan and oh boy, I couldn't put them down but you could totally just toss them in some salt or some cajon seasoning if you wanted some fries with a kick!  Or you could just make them all three ways and eat only fries for dinner, we wont judge you.

[What you need]

2 large russet potatoes
vegetable oil for frying
2 teaspoons black truffle oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

[What to do]

Pour your frying oil into a large heavy bottomed pan until there is about 2 inches of oil in it.  Heat over medium heat until a thermometer in it reads 365 degrees.

Slice your potatoes using your mandolin into shoestrings.  Put them in a large bowl and rinse with room temperature water.  Next pat them dry with some paper towels and then put them in a salad spinner to get more of the water off them and pat them dry again with paper towels.  Its important that they are really dry, if they aren't they will make the oil pop and you'll probably end up burning yourself!

Next, in batches fry the fries in the oil until they start to turn golden, about 4 minutes, maybe 5 if you have bigger batches.  When they're done, take them from the oil and place them on a paper towel lined baking sheet until you are done frying all of the potatoes.  Put them into a large bowl and drizzle with some black truffle oil (or plain olive oil if you don't have/like black truffle oil).  Then toss them in the bowl with the parmesan cheese and parsley and season with salt.

They are super delicious if you dip them in a little ranch dressing!