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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Polenta Fries
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 15mg0%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

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