Kirbie's Cravings

Parmesan Polenta Fries

close-up of polenta friesThese polenta fries are rolled in Parmesan cheese and then baked until crispy. The fries have a crisp exterior and a soft, creamy interior.
polenta fries in a white mug
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.
package of store-bought polenta
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 photo

 

Polenta Fries

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
These polenta fries are rolled in Parmesan cheese and then baked until crispy. The fries have a crisp exterior and a soft, creamy interior.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice polenta into sticks, approximately 1/2 inch by 3 inches.
  • Put Parmesan cheese in food processor and process until they are large crumbs. Put cheese into a ziploc bag.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until fries are crispy on the outside. Serve immediately. Add salt and pepper as needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 84kcal, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 191mg, Potassium: 15mg, Vitamin A: 110IU, Calcium: 139mg, Iron: 0.1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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