Recipe by ALEC1967
"This is a great twist on the traditional french fry. If you don't want to go to the trouble of making your own by scratch, you can always buy prepared polenta at just about any grocery store, slice them into fries, and fry."
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3 1/4 cups
chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying
The step for frying these "fries" is totally unnecessary. They can be BAKED on a noninsulated cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Brush will olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn over brush wil olive oil again and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce!! This cuts calories considerably!!!
As this recipe stands...it is bland. I added some italian seasonings and a little more cheese to help with that. Hubby said that they were just ok. I figured out that we just aren't big polenta fans. Thanks anyway for the post.
I gave 5 stars for the idea because we loved them so much!!! but i read the reviews and really changed up a bit, because i can't ever just follow directions ;) Made plain grits w/ just water, for breakfast one day, but made extra. After everyone had taken theirs, i stirred italian seasoning and lots of parmesan into the leftovers, then spread it onto a (clean) styrofoam meat tray to chill. Several days later i just cut into home-fry-sized pieces and baked at 450 on my baking stone. We had an emergency so i forgot and probably left them in 25-30 minutes, but they were great! really really crispy on the outside, tender inside! yum!
First of all, this makes ALOT! They are so good. I halved the recipe and substituted dried Italian seasoning for parsley. I also used olive oil instead of veg. oil. My husband was amazed they tasted so good. Will definitely keep the recipe on hand.
I had a tube of polenta sitting in the cupboard that has been crying out for a new recipe. I sliced it into strip (approx 1/2" wide), then brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper, parmesan & chopped parsley. I used the oven method, but it took way longer than 10 minutes per side. I left them in the oven for approx 60-70 minutes, they were just starting to brown but were nice and soft in the middle. They were great on their own, but now I'm on the lookout for the perfect dipping sauce.
my family made polenta like a lasagne! prepare the polenta as directed and place in a 9x13 baking dish. add mainara sauce, hard italian sausage (cooked), italian spices and mozzarella cheese. palce another layer of polenta as a cover and spread top with marinara sauce, sprinkle top with parmesan. Bake @ 350 for about 30-45 mins.
THIS IS THE BEST!!! I MADE THEM THE SAME SIZE AS FRENCH FRIES AND THEY WERE SO CRISPY AND GOOD. MY FAMILY JUST LOVES THEM. I AM GOING TO TRY AND ADD ONION FOR A DIFFERENT TASTE. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD VERSITAL RECIPE!!! THANK YOU!!
This was the first time I have had polenta. My husband and I found it to be very bland. I grilled the sticks after they set up rather than deep frying. I am sure deep frying would have added flavor, but I was concerned about the fat.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 222
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