Parmesan Polenta Fries

These polenta fries are rolled in Parmesan cheese and then baked until crispy. The fries have a crisp exterior and a soft, creamy interior.

I’m pretty much obsessed with all kinds of fries. I don’t think I’ve yet to come across a version I don’t like. A few years ago, I had polenta fries as an appetizer at an Italian restaurant and became hooked.

I don’t yet make my own polenta because I’m the only one in my house who eats it. So when I’m craving polenta fries, I usually buy pre-made polenta tubes. For these fries, I used Frieda’s traditional polenta. I’ve experimented with different cooking methods (pan fry, bake, microwave, deep fry), but my favorite is baking them. I like to season them with some Parmesan cheese first, then bake until crispy.

Polenta Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 oz) tube pre-made polenta
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice polenta into sticks, approximately 1/2 inch by 3 inches.

2. Put Parmesan cheese in food processor and process until they are large crumbs. Put cheese into a ziploc bag.

3. Lightly brush fries with olive oil. Place polenta fries into bag, a few at a time, seal bag and shake fries around until they are fully coated with cheese. Place coated fries on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining polenta.

4. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until fries are crispy on the outside. Serve immediately. Add salt and pepper as needed.

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