How To Make Polenta Fries
Enjoy a crispy bite of these herb-seasoned polenta fries! It’s paired with a thick and tangy aioli sauce for the most appetizing snack.
- nonstick cooking spray,for greasing
- 2½cupsmilk,of choice
- 2½cupsvegetable broth
- 2tbspunsalted butter
- ½tspdried oregano
- ½tspdried thyme
- ½tspdried rosemary
- olive oil,for brushing, if baking
- 4cupscanola oil,if frying
For Lemon Herb Aioli:
- 1garlic clove,minced
- 1tbspfresh parsley,chopped
- 1tbsplemon juice
- salt,to taste
- pepper,to taste
Grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
In a medium pot over high heat, add the milk and vegetable broth, then bring to a boil.
Whisk in the polenta and reduce the heat to low, whisking continuously for about 5 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the polenta is creamy.
Add the butter, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and rosemary and stir until well-combined.
Transfer the polenta to the prepared baking sheet, then spread out evenly with a spatula.
Chill for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days to set.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Combine the mayonnaise, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then mix until well-combined. Chill until ready to use.
Carefully flip the baking sheet onto a cutting board to release the polenta. Slice in half lengthwise, and then cut into 22 equal-sized fries, each about 4-inch long and 1-inch wide.
If baking, use a spatula to transfer the fries onto wire racks set over 2 baking sheets.
Brush each fry generously with olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through and brushing with more oil, until golden brown.
If frying, heat the canola oil in a large pot until it reaches 375 degrees F.
Submerge 2 fries at a time into the oil and fry for 2 to 4 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
Remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Serve the fries with aioli, and enjoy!
- Calories: 2173.20kcal
- Fat: 214.34g
- Saturated Fat: 22.18g
- Trans Fat: 0.88g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 125.77g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 62.97g
- Carbohydrates: 59.18g
- Fiber: 3.13g
- Sugar: 7.34g
- Protein: 8.69g
- Cholesterol: 33.42mg
- Sodium: 1213.51mg
- Calcium: 161.59mg
- Potassium: 294.50mg
- Iron: 1.23mg
- Vitamin A: 109.97µg
- Vitamin C: 2.82mg
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