Baked Polenta Fries

Baked Polenta Fries

Delicious, healthy baked polenta fries!  I love these as a snack or a side when I want french fries.

I use organic cornmeal found here under “Grocery Items”.

RECIPE
2 cups cornmeal
6 cups low-sodium veggie broth
1 tsp turmeric
¼ tsp black pepper
½ garlic powder
½ onion powder

In a saucepan on medium heat combine all the ingredients.

Typically polenta takes between 30 and 40 minutes to cook.

I undercook mine to give them a textured outer crust when I bake or oil-free fry them.

As it starts to cook, keep mixing.  I use a whisk.  Keep mixing for about 10-15 minutes.

It will start getting very thick and bubbling.  Keep whisking.  🙂

Once done pour the mixture into a 9″ bread pan.

It fills it perfectly.  Cool on the counter for about 30 minutes then cover and refrigerate.

After a few hours, it will be nice a firm.

Cut them into ½” slices, then cut into fries.

Place them on parchment paper and bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Gently flip them over and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Be your own judge when determining how crispy you would like them 🙂

ADDITIONAL USES

I also like to take the ½” slices and saute them until crispy. 

You can cover them with sauce, sprinkle with Italian spices and they are like little pizzas 🙂

Additionally, you can cut them into cubes and saute them.

Adding to any number of different dishes.

They also freeze well.

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