Sunday, June 2, 2013

Polenta Fries

When I was in California last Summer, my friend and I were at an Italian restaurant. We ordered polenta fries as an appetizer and I remember not really liking the dipping sauce they came with. However, I remember I thinking the concept was great! Recently, I found this recipe and it is so super easy. But if you feel like being extra crafty in the kitchen, the original recipe has a homemade garlic tomato sauce that looks superb as well as a link with instructions on how to make your own polenta. I took the easy route this time and bought pre-made polenta and used jarred pasta sauce. I like to be a lazy cook when I can ;)

Adapted slightly from this recipe at Oh My Veggies


  • One 24 ounce tube of polenta
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • cooking spray or oil mister (Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • Jarred pasta sauce for dipping


Preheat your oven to 450. Remove polenta from packaging. Slice polenta in half and then into 1 inch slices so that the slices resemble a french fry. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray or EVOO. Spread polenta fries evenly on the baking sheet then spray fries with oil again. Sprinkle fries with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until fries are golden brown. Serve immediately with your favorite tomato sauce. Enjoy!

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